Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Charles E. Gilliland, Jr. (March 2, 2010)

Charles E. Gilliland, Jr., 75, of New Weston, OH, passed away Tuesday afternoon, March 2, 2010 at his residence.

He was born in New Weston, son of the late Charles E., Sr. and Erma M. (Fast) Gilliland. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Susie (Liette) Gilliland on June 24, 2003; three brothers, Darlene, Jerry "Jake" and Owen Gilliland; and two sisters, Jean Shultz and Donna Sanders.

Charlie had drove a bulldozer for Jim Dull, was a mechanic and had retired from Fourman's Sand and Gravel in Greenville. He was a veteran of the US Army having served during the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by his children, Karen (Gary) French of Celina, Diana (Mark) Kittle of Celina, Charlotte (Howard) Brutsch of Sumter, SC and Mary (John) Hill of Redkey, IN; grandchildren, Jennifer Lyme, Charlie (Kristen) Brutsch, Howie Brutsch, Mara Gilliland and Zackary Hill; great grandchildren, Skyler Lyme and Kelsey Mamazza; and his best friend, Sadie.

Services with full military honors by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will be held at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, Monday, March 8 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Joe Payne officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 2-6 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the Ansonia Area Emergency Service.