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Gerald Gillette

Gerald Gillette

Thursday, June 2nd, 1932 - Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
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Obituary

Gerald Gillette-age 87 of Maynardville passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, November 27, 2019 at his home and is now rejoicing in his new Heavenly home. Gerald loved the Lord and was one of His faithful servants. He made sure that everyone he talked to knew about Jesus. He loved and served his country and was a U. S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War and served again in the Army National Guard. He spent most of his life in foundry work and retired as a foundry coordinator with J. R. Hoe and Sons, Middlesboro, Kentucky. He was born June 2, 1932 in Mohawk, Tennessee the son of the late William Tee and Alta (Bible) Gillette. He was also preceded in death by son, Jay Dee Gillette; four brothers, three sisters and special mother-in-law, Mary Lee “Granny” West.

Survived by his loving wife, Carolyn Gillette whom he referred to as his Beautiful Bride (that loves him so much); sons, David (Marylee) Gillette; Denis (Teresa) Gillette; Dale Gillette and Don (Margaretta) Gillette; daughters, Cathy (Les) Modisette; Anita (Donnie) Shipley; Alice (Roni) Moshe; Kelli-West (Victor) Donayre, 28 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter. Sisters-in-law, Judith Martin, Mary (Owell) McCarty and a host of family and friends that loved him. The family would like to express a special thanks to Covenant Hospice for their exceptional care of Gerald during this time: Cyndee, Rachel, Maggie and Preacher Tom. Also, to his lovely granddaughter, Alexandra Moshe for her helping as his caretaker. He was loved by all that knew him and will greatly missed.

Military graveside service 11:30 A.M. Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery Chapel, 2200 E. Gov. John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, Tennessee will be conducted by Rev. Kenneth Gaskin and Tri-County Veterans Honor Guard. Please meet at the cemetery by 11:15 A.M.

The family will receive friends 5-6 P.M. Thursday, December 5, 2019 with a Celebration of Life Service following at 6 P.M. Thursday, First Baptist Church, 201 E. Main Street, Jonesborough, Tennessee 37659 with Rev. Lester Morelock and his grandson, Donnie Lee Shipley officiating.

Arrangements by Cooke-Campbell Mortuary, Maynardville.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 5th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Thursday, December 5th, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    First Baptist Church Jonesborough
    Address
    201 E. Main Street
    JONESBOROUGH, TN 37659
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, December 5th, 2019 | 6:00pm
    When
    Thursday, December 5th, 2019 6:00pm
    Location
    First Baptist Church Jonesborough
    Address
    201 E. Main Street
    JONESBOROUGH, TN 37659
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Lester Morelock
    Co-Celebrant
    Donnie Lee Shipley
  • Interment

    Location
    East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery
    Address
    2200 E. Gov. John Sevier Highway
    KNOXVILLE, TN
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Graveside service 11:30 A.M. Tuesday, December 3, 2019, Rev. Kenneth Gaskins officiating with military honors presented by Tri-County Veterans Honor Guard at the cemetery chapel. Please meet at the cemetery by 11:15 A.M. Tuesday.

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Posted at 09:20pm
Poppie's legacy was love. He was one of the most loving people I have ever known. He was kind, caring, funny, everything anyone could ever hope for in a grandpa. He will be missed so much.
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