Dee L. Gilleland Obituary

Dee L. Gilleland

Dee L. Gilleland, 91, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Friday, March 1, 2019, at his home. He was born December 5, 1927 in Plattsburg, MO. Dee married Betty Joan Musser May 16, 1950; she preceded him in death on February 3, 2019. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Dee was a mechanic with Thomas Construction for 23 years, then with Lawhon Construction for 10 years and retired in 1990. He also worked as a mechanic for Miller Chevrolet Dee enjoyed fishing and watching western and comedy movies. He was also happy to help Joan with her gardening. Dee loved mechanic work and tinkering with vehicles. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Elbert and Bertha Elizabeth (Cantrell) Gilleland; and brother, Max C. Gilleland. Survivors include his sons, Jerry Gilleland (JoDan), Max Gilleland (Cindy); grandchildren, Angie Murkins (Ryan), Tyler Gilleland (Abby); Andrew Gilleland, Cody Gilleland; 4 great-grandchildren; brother, Jon Gilleland (Ann); sister-in-law, Doris Brinton; several nieces, nephews and extended family.
December 5, 1927 - March 1, 201912/05/192703/01/2019
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Dee L. Gilleland, 91, St. Joseph, Missouri, passed away Friday, March 1, 2019, at his home. He was born December 5, 1927 in Plattsburg, MO. Dee married Betty Joan Musser May 16, 1950; she preceded him in death on February 3, 2019. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Dee was a mechanic with Thomas Construction for 23 years, then with Lawhon Construction for 10 years and retired in 1990. He also worked as a mechanic for Miller Chevrolet Dee enjoyed fishing and watching...

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Mar
06
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Wednesday, March 06 2019
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05
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