Age 25 departed this life on October 8, 2016. Dan was born May 25, 1992 in Merrillville, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Dan Hardy; great grandmother, Gracia Walton; aunt, Danielle Hardy; cousins; Terrell Smith, Eric Walton, James Murray, Lafeyette Caldwell and his aunt, Veneva Watkins. He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Deborah Hardy Banks (Chris Banks); father, David Gatlin; grandmother, Carleatha (Fred) Stemley; stepfathers, Antonio Poe and Guy Parks; aunts, Gracie (Tracey) Mayes, Carla Hathaway and Dana (Ryan) White; uncle, Hillard (Shawniece) Hathaway; life long special friend, Ashanti Griffin; siblings, Diamond Smith, DanQuita Warren, Guy Parks, Dai-Janai Poe, Yo'Shawn Poe, Emyia Mitchell; 5 children, Tayshaun, Tayana, Dantrel, Tru and Demerion; special aunts, Shawniece Hathaway and Gracie; special cousin Neeca Couch and Tekila Black and a host of other family and friends. Funeral service will be held today, Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 11:00AM at Manuel Memorial Funeral Home 421 W. 5th Avenue Gary, IN. He will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery.
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