Famous People from
Gaines County, Texas.
Gaines County's most famous people have achieved worldwide
recognition. They were born here, raised here, or lived here
and have caught the attention of the national media,
historians and collectors.
Larry Gatlin was born in Seminole Texas, grew
up in Abilene and Odessa and was a quarterback for Odessa
High School? The oldest of the three Gatlin brothers, he was
by age seven, already accompanying younger brothers . . .
Born October 10,1958 in Seminole Texas, Tanya
Tucker was the youngest of four children born to Jesse
"Beau" and Juanita Tucker. Tanya had her first hit, "Delta
Dawn", in 1972 at the age of 13 . . .
Val Joe Walker was born January 7, 1930 in Tahoka, in Lynn
County, Texas, he grew up in Seminole in Gaines County,
A gifted athlete, he was a defensive back in the National
Football League . . .