John David Gartin, Sr. 1954-2015

John David Gartin, Sr., 60, of Wurtland, KY passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, KY.

Mr. Gartin was born on December 26, 1954 at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital in Russell, KY, a son of Juanita Moore Gartin and the late James “Peanut” Nolan Gartin.

Mr. Gartin was a Sergeant in United States Marine Corps, and of the Old Regular Baptist Faith.  He was a Superintendent for Utter Construction Inc. of Bethel, OH, and retired from International Union of Operating Engineers Local 181 of Henderson, KY.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife of more than forty one years, Carolyn “Penny” Short Gartin; two sons:  John “Johnny” Gartin II and his wife Alice Gartin of Greenup, KY,  Jason Gartin and a girlfriend, Deanna Blanton of Raceland, KY; a daughter, Joanna Gartin and her fiancé, Bill Newman, of Greenup, KY; two sisters: Joan Triplett, and her husband Teddy, of Wurtland, KY, and Gail Allen and her husband, Bob, of Deering, OH; nine grandchildren: David and Tommy Gartin; Jimmy and Gracie Gartin; Katie and Jessica Gartin; Amanda Gartin Adams; Haley and Ethan Newman; and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

The funeral will be at 11 am on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Bailey Family Funeral Home in Flatwoods, KY with Elder Ira Adkins JR officiating.  Burial will follow in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Northeast in Greenup County, KY.  Military Rites will be performed by the Greenbo Detachment of the Marine Corps League.

The visitation will be from 6 to 9 PM on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at the funeral home.  For webcasting of the funeral and online condolences, please visit


#6 Kristy R. Reno nv 2015-06-18 20:29
I'm very sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. I hope you can find comfort in the resurrection hope found at John 5:28,29
#5 Alan Leatherwood 2015-06-09 18:40
Johnny and Jason,

I was deeply saddened at the passing of your father. Both you and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.

May God be with you as you go through this difficult time.

#4 Randall and Lee Carv 2015-06-09 18:39
Our sympathy to John's entire family. Bless you all!
#3 Kevin Burks 2015-06-09 12:49
John was a fine man and always treated me good! He taught me a lot over the years working with him in his garage! Everything I know about working on cars I learned from him! Growing up I spent more time at his house and garage than I did my own! He will sorely be missed by his family and friends
#2 Ronald Payne 2015-06-09 12:45
Sorry to hear of John's death. I worked with him for a long time at Union Boiler. Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
#1 Beverly Pintello 2015-06-09 10:49

So sorry for your loss. Went to school with John David. Praying for you and the family.

Beverly Graham Pintello
Jacksonville, Fl

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