A funeral service, celebrating the life of Burl Gillman, 74, of Thornville, will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 14, 2014, in the chapel of The Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service. Burial will follow at the Lutheran Reformed Cemetery at a later date.
Burl died August 10, 2014, in Newark following an extended illness. He was born in Williamson, WV, on August 29, 1939, the son of the late Donald and Ella Mae (Deskins) Gillman. A self-employed contractor, he served honorably in the US Army.
He is survived by his son, Mike (Jennifer) Gillman of Thornville; his grandchildren, Alexis, Alanna and Braylon; sisters and brothers, Arnold Gillman, Cecil (Pam) Gillman, Shirley Smith, Phyllis Cox and Brenda Miller; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Walter, Melten and Shelten; and his siste,r Donna Jean Richards.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home, 56. S Main Street in Thornville.
The family prefers that memorials be directed to the Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio, PO Box 430, Newark, Ohio 43058
Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, Thornville is honored to care for the Gillman family.