Gerald Thomas "Jerry" Altman

February 12, 1946 ~ December 4, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Gerald Altman Obituary

Mr. Gerald Thomas "Jerry" Altman, 77, of Blackshear, passed away Monday afternoon, December 4, 2023, at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House.

Born in Blackshear, GA on February 12, 1946, he lived in Pierce County most of his life.  Mr. Altman was a 1964 graduate of Blackshear High School and went on to serve in the US Air Force during the Vietnam Theater.  He went to work for Carter South Shoe Factory when they opened in 1987 and remained there until they closed in 1996.  Mr. Altman then went to work for Carolina Skiff in their maintenance department and retired after several years of service.  He loved to play golf, fish, hunt, and play basketball.  Over the years he enjoyed planting gardens and farming.  Mr. Altman will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather who will be missed by them all. 

He was a son of the late Jesse Columbus & Cleo Eason Altman, Jr.  He was also preceded in death by both of his sisters, Sandra Godwin Heintz and Linda Watkins; and his brother, Edward Altman.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Lynn Dobson Altman of Blackshear; two daughters, Carrie Boatright of Blackshear and Laura Altom of Apex, NC; four sons, Lee (Anne Goyette) Altman of Smyrna, Brian (Nancy) Altman of Blackshear, Brian Altom of Portland, OR, and Brent Altman of Waycross; 12 grandchildren, Katie Thomas, Brent (Kylie) Thomas, Keith (Shelby) Altman, Mercedes (Seth) Johnson, Jamie (Renee) Griner, Chase Altman, Brice (Kayleigh) Altman, Regan Boatright, Roman Boatright, Levi Davis, Paige Howell, & Karlie (Daron) King; 13 great grandchildren with 2 more on the way; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services for Mr. Altman will be held Friday morning, December 8, 2023, at 11:00 o’clock from the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home chapel one hour prior to the service.

Interment will be in the Waters Cemetery.

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December 8, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Pearson-Dial Chapel
659 Main St.
Blackshear, GA 31516

Funeral Service
December 8, 2023

11:00 AM
Pearson-Dial Chapel
659 Main St.
Blackshear, GA 31516


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