Bill “Grumpy” Gillilan, of Davenport, Florida passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was 75 years old.
Bill was born on Tuesday, December 9, 1947, in Pomeroy, Ohio to Lawrence E. and Ruth Donahue Gillilan and moved to Loughman, Florida in 1959 from Harrisonville, Ohio.
He was a truck driver for most of his life and he was a proud veteran, serving in Vietnam with the United States Army. Bill enjoyed sitting on his front porch, spending time with his family. He will always be remembered as a man who would tinker with anything, a real life MacGyver and he was also a man who loved junkin, but most of all he will be remembered as the supervisor.
He was predeceased by his parents, Lawrence and Ruth, as well as his sister, Lynn Skelton. Bill is survived by his loving wife, of 50 years, Barbara Gillilan; children, Shane Gillilan and his wife, Tilena of Davenport, Jennifer Tomlinson and her husband, Ray of Davenport, Christopher Gillilan and his wife, Cindy of Haines City, Florida; sisters, Loretta Emory and Lois McKinnon both of Haines City; grandchildren, Kirsten McMahan and her husband, Mike ,Shelby Duff and her husband, Josh, Dylan Tomlinson, Ashley Tomlinson all of Davenport, Matthew Gillilan and Candace Gillilan of Haines City; great grandchildren, Addison Cole, Callie Cole, Arya McMahan and Daxton McMahan all of Davenport.
A visitation will be Monday, August 28, 2023, from 4:00 pm until the funeral at 5:00 pm at Oak Ridge Funeral Care, Haines City.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Cornerstone Hospice.