Jerry Chatman Jr., 67

Jerry Chatman Jr., 67, of Princeton, Kentucky, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, at Mercy Health — Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.

There will be no services. Arrangements are being handled by Goodwin Funeral Home Inc., 138 Main Street in Cadiz.

Born Feb. 25, 1953, in Lenoir, North Carolina, he was the son of the late Jerry Matthew Chatman, Sr. and Virginia “Kitty” McGillen Chatman of Granite Falls, N.C., who survives.

Jerry was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in Vietnam. After his service in Vietnam, he also served as a member of the National Guard Reserve. Most recently, he was the owner and operator of the JAM Taxi service in Princeton. In his free time, he enjoyed collecting stamps, coins, and anything related to Star-Trek, as he was an avid fan. He also loved to socialize with friends and often spent time dancing at the Moose Lodge, VFW.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by, his wife, Mamie Carneyhan Chatman; a daughter, Misty Dawn Chatman; and a brother, Brian Chatman.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by three sons, Jerry M. Chatman III of Morganton, N.C., Jedidiah M. Chatman of Newton, N.C., and Jonathan M. Chatman of Charleston, W.V.; four daughters, Melissa Abernathy Charleston, Kathleen E. Chatman, both of Charleston, W.V., Chasity (Rick) Bumgarner of Claremont, N.C., and Jennifer Gee of South Carolina; a step-son, Charles “Scooter” Ezell of Cadiz; three step-daughters, Teresa (Tony) Freeman of Paducah, Shelia Ezell (Stephanie Kaneshiro) of Kamuela, Hawaii, and Kristina Bush of Princeton; 19 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Ronald E. (Kim) Chatman of Hickory, N.C.; and two sisters, Susan Chatman (Steve Migielicz) of Hickory, N.C. and Mickey McDaris of Granite Falls, N.C.

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