Gerald Dewaine Hovatter, age 77, passed away November 22, 2021. He worked at Ingalls Shipbuilding for over forty years. He was a loving husband, father and brother.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Agnes Hovatter; children, Shaine Hovatter, Wayne Hovatter and Gloria Hovatter; stepson, Timmy Baxter; parents, Gerald Wilbur Hovatter and Lottie Marie Everett Green; brothers, Jerry (Sandra) Hovatter and Greg (Linda) Hovatter; sisters, Judy (Terry) Holder and Wilma Helton.
Those left to cherish his memory include his son, Tracy Hovatter; grandchildren, Ruby Matthews, Amy Goldman, Ashley Hamilton, Jonathan Hovatter and Dustin Hovatter; seven great grandchildren; siblings, Bonnie Turner, Buddy (Doris) Hovatter, Sue (Leonard) Riles, Peggy McNider, Bleandia (Donnie Grimes) Dixon, Martina (Mark) Jamison, Jimmy Green, Tammy Goldman and Becky (Reggie) Bradley; numerous other relatives and friends.
The Visitation for Gerald Hovatter will be Saturday, November 27, 2021 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at Leakesville First United Pentecostal Church. The Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 AM in the church sanctuary with Bro. Irvis Dale Everett and Bro. Shillings officiating. Burial will follow at McLeod-Magnolia Cemetery. Pallbearers include Van Helton, Jake Helton, Dirkin Helton, Tony Crabtree, Adam Pierce and Dakota Kittrell.
Moments Funeral Home, locally owned and operated in Lucedale, Mississippi is honored to be in charge of arrangements.