63, Altoona, died Aug. 21, 2012, at Shepherd’s Cove Hospice, Albertville. Mr. Gillilan served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, worked with the city of Gadsden, then with Goodyear for 22 years. Father James Ray Gillilan predeceased him.
Surviving are wife Diane Smith Gillilan; daughters Dana (Melton) Terrell, Florida, Danae’ (Robert DePaemelaere) Ford, Altoona; grandchildren Stormy Ford, Connor Terrell, Jacob Terrell, special grandson Dalton Ford; mother Bobbie Faye Gillilan, Altoona; siblings Bobby (Shirley) Gillilan, Robert (Delana) Gillilan, Tammy (DeWayne) Zillis, all of Altoona, Cleary (Martha) Gillilan, Albertville; one niece; seven nephews.
Jason King officiated the service held at 2 p.m. Aug. 23, at The Chapel of Snead Funeral Home. Robert DePaemelaere, Dale Vaughn, Josh Gillilan, Justin Smith, and Jonathan Smith served as pallbearers.