Bishop Taylor expresses sympathy for Gattis family

Bishop Taylor expresses sympathy for Gattis family


ALCOA, Tenn. (July 20, 2017) – Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor and the Extended Cabinet of the Holston Conference express their sympathy and prayers for Rev. Jason Gattis, Maryville District Superintendent, and his wife Amy and their children, Mary Haisten and Nick, in the death of their son and brother Bradley in a car accident last evening. 

Clergy and congregations of the Holston Conference are asked to remember this family during this time of loss. Bradley’s grandparents are Rev. Jim and Judy Whedbee of the Knoxville District and Rev. Charles and Judy Gattis of the North Alabama Conference.

The service for Bradley Gattis will be held at the Fountain City United Methodist Church, 212 Hotel Rd., Knoxville, TN, on Sunday, July 23, at 6 p.m. with a reception following. Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to Seymour United Methodist Church, Holston Conference Youth MinistryHolston Conference Camp and Retreat Ministries, or to a charity of your choice.

See obituary.