Name: Gerald Lynn Gamble
Birth Date: Jun 02, 1945
Death Date: Apr 01, 2012
Birthplace: Harriman, TN
Resided In: Oliver Springs, TN
Funeral Home: Sharp Funeral Home
Visitation Date: Apr 06, 2012
Visitation Time: 6-8pm
Visitation Location: Calvary Baptist Church
Service Date: Apr 06, 2012
Service Time: 8pm
Service Location: Calvary Baptist Church
Cemetery Date: Apr 07, 2012
Cemetery Time: 11:00 A.M.
Cemetery Location: Roane Memorial Gardens
Gerald Lynn Gamble, age 66, a resident of Oliver Springs, passed away Sunday, April 1, 2012, at the University of Alabama -Birmingham following an extended illness.

Mr. Gamble was born June 2, 1945 in Harriman. He lived in and grew up in Oliver Springs and graduated from Oliver Springs High School in 1963. Following his high school graduation he entered into the U.S. Air Force and served his country during the Viet Nam War. While serving he received several medals, ribbons and citations. After his military discharge he returned back to Oliver Springs where he has continued to live.

He began his employment at the Y-12 Federal Plant in Oak Ridge in 1969 and retired in 2010 after 41 years of service.

Gerald was a kind and compassionate man who deeply loved his family. He was a faithful Christian and a member of Calvary Baptist Church where he considered the church family as his own.

He enjoyed playing golf, watching sports and caring for his dog Jynx.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Amy Lee Gamble, by his parents; Ernest and Margaret McKinney Gamble, by his In-Laws, C.S. and Pearl Webster, and by a niece, Kathy Folds.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Wilma Webster Gamble, by a daughter, Janet Ruth Gamble, both of Oliver Springs, by a sister, Ruth Cofer and husband, Leonard of Jasper, TN, by a twin brother, Glen Gamble and wife, Linda of Harriman, by a nephew, Ricky Gamble, by nieces; Sandy Ireland and husband, Tommy and Tammy Price and husband, Charles, and by great-nieces; Amelia Ireland and Amber Price and great-nephews; Daniel Ireland, Nathaniel Folds and Dylan Price.

He is also survived by brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws, special neighbors, several Doctors and Nurses at UT Hospital, and many close friends.

The family will receive friends Friday, April 6, 2012, between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 pm, at Calvary Baptist Church in Oak Ridge. The funeral will follow at 8:00 pm, with Pastor Steve McDonald officiating. Burial and graveside services will be held Saturday, April 7, 2012, at 11:00 am, at Roane Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to Calvary Baptist Church. Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. An online guest book is available at

So sorry to hear of Gerald's passing. He was such a dear man and a dear friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May 31, 2012
Gina Nelson (Oliver Springs, TN )
So sorry to just be hearing of Gerald's passing. Gerald and I were friends and teammates from Dyllis schooldays all through high school.He was always a class guy and a great friend and teammate. My deepest sympathy goes to his family. Apr 26, 2012
Doug Greene (Cleveland, Tn )
We are so sorry to here about Gerald passing away.We just got back from a visit with our family . We are sorry we couldnt be with you. Our prayers are with you Love always Brenda and Chane Goldston Apr 11, 2012
Brenda Goldston (Harriman, Tn Roane)
Mrs. Gamble and family, My heart is absolutely broken. I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Gamble. Always know how special you all are to us on the 6th floor here at UT. I will miss him so much, but wull never forget his sense of humor. He always made me laugh! Come see us. We love you all, Betty Long, 6th floor UT Catering Assistant Apr 09, 2012
Betty Long, Catering assaistant, 6th floor,UT (Corryton, Tn USA)
Wilma and Janet, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my prayers. Apr 06, 2012
Amanda Adkins Whitson (Clinton, TN USA)
So sorry about your loss. Your family is in our prayers. Apr 06, 2012
John and Debra Miller (Clinton, TN USA)
Gerald was such a pleasure to work with and know. We will remember him fondly. Our prayers are with all family members at this difficult time. Apr 06, 2012
Don & Judy Skeens (Powell, Tn )
Wilmma and Janet, Reba and I are very sorry for your loss. We thought the world of Gerald as a friend and coworker, his countenance always made everyone he encountered feel at ease with him, Gerald will be greatly missed. Please know that we are thinking about you at this time and pray that God's healing hands will embrace you and help you during this time of grief. Apr 06, 2012
Glenn and Reba Bridges (Oak Ridge, Tennessee USA)
I am very sorry for your loss, keeping you all in my heart and prayers. Love, Michelle. Apr 05, 2012
Michelle Webster Tinsley (, )
Wilma and Janet - So sorry to hear about Gerald. We haven't seen you guys recently but good friends are for forever! Our prayer is for God to comfort you during this difficult time. Sincerely, Jim and Debbie Ledbetter Apr 05, 2012
Debbie and Jim Ledbetter (Harriman, TN USA)
Wilma and Janet, we are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for your family. Apr 05, 2012
Dan and Lisa Roach (Oliver Springs, TN USA)
Wilma & Janet this is only temporary,the next time you see Gerald & Amy it'll be for all eternity,and what a great family reunion that will be. Apr 05, 2012
Eddy Alcorn & family (Knoxville, Tn USA)
Wilma I am very sorry for your loss. May God bless and keep you. Apr 05, 2012
Cathy Bates Holmes (Lancing, Tn USA)
Wilma, memories are made for such a time as this. You have many memories to think about and this will help you as time passes. Just remember, even if you live for fifty more years it is only a blink of the eye in God's time. It won't be long until we will see Gerald again. He ws a great friend and will be missed until we too are called home. God Bless you and your Family. He will comfort you. Apr 04, 2012
Wimp Shoopman (Clinton, Tennessee USA)
Wilma, so sorry to hear of Gerald's passing. May God comfort you and Janet during the healing process. Carolyn Roberts Apr 04, 2012
Carolyn Roberts (Knoxville, Tn )
Wilma my Mother & me have lost a friend. We have known you,Gerald & family for a long time. God Bless Apr 04, 2012
Edna & Emily Hester (Sugar Grove Vly. Rd., Tn. U.S.A.)
I went to high school with Gerald and have always admired his honesty and integrity. I'm very sorry for your loss. Apr 04, 2012
Ken Coffey (Oliver Springs, TN USA)
I am sorry to hear of Gearld's death.We hired in on the same date and worked together in Assembly for many years.He was a very good friend. Apr 03, 2012
Ken Hall (Lenoir City, Tenn USA)
Wilma and Janet, As you go through this time of sadness, may you know in your heart how very much others care. May these few words help convey the thoughts of sympathy so deeply felt, yet so hard to express. He has been missed, sitting and waving there on the porch with his dog. Your neighbors, Apr 03, 2012
Randy and Melisa Ruffner (Oliver Springs, TN )
May God bless you at this time. I knew him in High School and remember him for his quiet gently spirit. Apr 03, 2012
Becky Orange Dwarshuis (Knoxville, TN )
Wilma and all of Gerald's family, I am sorry for your loss. Gerald and I started to school at Dyllis and finished up graduating for OSHS. He was a great guy and friend. Thinking of all of you at this time. Apr 03, 2012
Jeanne Sheets Morales (Oak Ridge, Tennessee US)
so sory to hear of Gearld's passing. We grew up together as we were neighbors.wish we had kept more in touch over the years. Apr 03, 2012
shirley ( Horn) Bergeson (Ft Pierre, SD )
So sorry Wilma,my prayers are with you and your family. Apr 03, 2012
Stanley Vann (Harriman, Tn USA)
Wilma and Janet, So sorry about Gerald, He was a Fine person. Know that the Lord is now careing for him and he is at peace. May the Lord give you comfort. Love Sue And Rusty Ward. Apr 02, 2012
Sue Ward (Oliver Springs, Tn Roane)
I'm sorry for your loss, I haven't seen Gerald in a long time. I remember him from High School as being a very good basketball player and an even greater person. My prayers are with the family during this difficult time. Apr 02, 2012
Scott Roysden (Conyers, Ga. )
I know you are missing Gerald in a big way, but what a blessing it is for Him to be in the presence of his Lord and Savior. I did not know Gerald well, but will always remember his big smile when I would see him and talk to him at church. He was a real treasure to all who knew him and an asset to our church family. Prayers for each of you. Apr 02, 2012
Gerry Rinderer (Oak Ridge, TN USA)
Janet I am so sorry for your loss, praying for you and your mother. Apr 02, 2012
Fawnda (Oak Ridge, Tn )
I worked with Gerald for many years at Y-12. He was one of the kindest and gentlemanly that I have ever known. I know he is better off now that he is sitting at the feet of Jesus. He will be missed. Apr 02, 2012
Donald (Doc) Craig (Oak Ridge, Tennessee USA)
I am so sorry to hear of Geralds passing. I remember him from school and he was always so nice. Wilma and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Apr 02, 2012
Beverly Wilson-Cochran (Oliver Springs, Tn )
Wilma And Janet, praying for you both and family. I know you will be lost without him, but one day you will see him and're in my thoughts and prayers, love you Apr 02, 2012
Edna Tedford (Oak Ridge, )
So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers to the family. Apr 02, 2012
Sharon Holt (Knoxville, Tennessee usa)
I was saddened to hear of Gerald's passing. He was truly a nice guy, in addition to being the best "6th" man who ever payed Basketball for O.S.H.S. I also had the privilege of teaching his sweet daughter Amy. Sincerely, Steve Thurmer Apr 02, 2012
Stephen A. Thurmer (Oliver Springs, TN United States)
My Dear Wilma & Sweet Janet, I am so sorry for the loss of your soul mate & your father.I know that he is at peace now & that he & Amy will forever be watching over you! I love you both! Apr 02, 2012
Wendy Palmer Vinson (Oak Ridge, TN )
Wilma and Janet, praying for you both and family. I love you and your family and I enjoyed meeting your special family. Apr 02, 2012
Melynda Brooks (Morristown, TN USA)
We are so sorry about Gerald. We love you all and are praying for you. Apr 02, 2012
Kirk, Julie, and Kane Gouge (Oak Ridge, Tennessee United States)
Wilma and Janet, I am praying for God to comfort you during this difficult time. Gerald was such an awesome man and wonderful friend. God bless you!! Apr 02, 2012
Liz and Steve Mitchell (Harriman, TN USA)
So sorry to hear of Gerald's passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy and sincerest condolences. Apr 02, 2012
Bobby Hodge (Kingston, TN )
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