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Herman Price Gullatt, Sr. of Corsicana went home to be with the Lord Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. He was born March 2, 1930 to Herman Eustace and Frances Beatrice (Johnson) Gullatt.

He graduated from Mildred High School in 1948 and received his Bachelor's Degree from North Texas University in Denton in 1957. He was hired off the North Texas University campus by Texaco Petroleum Corporation where he worked in Midland, Texas for seven years. He then served as Treasurer and Financial Officer for LANDA Oil Company in Dallas. He served as the comptroller of Forney Engineering Corporation in Dallas after which he elected to return to Corsicana to become a rancher and financial manager for the R.E. Hable Co. Lastly he was comptroller and accounting manager for Watkins Construction Company, Inc. from which he retired in 2010. For many years, he enjoyed a private income tax service for his many clients. He could never say "No" to anyone and had one of the largest services in and around Navarro County. Anyone who had a tax problem knew he was willing to listen and assist them in resolving their problems. He was one-time president of the Mildred ISD School Board as well as president of SAMA Financial Group, a national organization. He attended Eureka Methodist and Mildred Baptist Church from 1946 until the time of his death.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 through 1954 where he was assigned to the 4925th Atomic Text Group serving one year in the south Pacific on Quajalaion Island and then onto Kirkland AFB in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

His love of sports was known by all. For 15 years he coached Little League baseball and football, always bragging about "his boys" and "his players" and their abilities. In his youth he played both baseball and football for the Mildred Eagles and in his senior year was captain of the 1948 football team. He always rooted for the Mildred Eagles and was a avid fan of the University of Texas. He never missed the televised Texas Rangers baseball games or the Dallas Cowboys football games. He loved his sports.

All of those who knew Herman, Knew how proud he was of his family. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He loved his family unconditionally and served as a role model for all. He was a man with a generous heart and a wise soul. He always found the good in people and lived to help others. He loved his many friends, his work, his ranch, his horses and his cattle. His office is lined with photographs and awards for his horses and cattle. After having sold his ranch, he ALWAYS talked of missing his "cows" and often thought of getting back into the business of ranching.

Herman is survived by his wife, Patricia Stone-Gullatt, and his three children: Carolyn Gullatt Arthur (and husband Harris), Patricia Gullatt Horton, and Herman P. Gullatt, Jr., his step-son Steven S. Shosid (and wife Debbie), his eight grandchildren: Candace Betts (and husband Rich), Matthew Arthur (and wife Chelsea) Justin Horton (and wife Kristin), Brandon Horton (and wife Dana), Wesley C. Gullatt (and wife Sonia), Jeremy Gullatt (and wife Carla), Jason Gullatt (and wife Brandi), and Blake Gullatt (and wife Presley). He is also survived by 21 great-grandchildren, his sister, Peggy Colburn, and his brother, Glenn Gullatt (and wife Sherry) along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife and mother of his children, Joyce Evelyn DeMoss Gullatt, and his second wife, Beverly Bell Gullatt. Also preceding him in death were brothers: Tommy C. Gullatt, Vernon R. Gullatt, Charles C. Gullatt, and sisters: Frances Gullatt Pillans and Betty Gullatt Taylor.

A time of family and friends visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. A celebration of his life will be at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 at Mildred Baptist Church with burial to follow at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana. His pallbearers will be: Steven Shosid, Jerry Shelton, Lynn Shelton, Jerry Watkins, Charles Reynolds, and Mike Spain. Honorary pallbearers; Wayne Rose and those surviving of the 1948 Mildred High School football team: James Cammack, Kenneth Skein, John Meyers, Vernon Boyd, Cecil Miller, and Arthur L. Hodge.

If one wishes to donate to the Mildred Baptist Church in lieu of flowers, their address is 5502 U.S. Highway 287, Corsicana, TX 75109.

An online guest book is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and by selecting the Herman Price Gullatt, Sr. obituary.
Published on October 25, 2017
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