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William W "Bill" Gilkey
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Birth: Jan. 8, 1921
Columbus Junction
Louisa County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jul. 27, 2011
Clearwater
Pinellas County
Florida, USA

William W. Gilkey passed on July 27, 2011 at 1:00pm. He is reunited with his wife, Lorraine N. Gilkey who passed on March 30, 2011.
Born January 8th, 1921 in Columbus Junction, Iowa Bill attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids where he met Lorraine. When WWII came, Bill enlisted in the Navy and he and Lorraine were married in Chicago in 1944 before Bill shipped out to the Pacific.
Following the war Bill and Lorraine returned to Iowa and Bill attended law school at the University of Iowa. They settled in Manchester, IA where Bill opened his law practice and served as county attorney.
In 1958 Bill and Lorraine moved their two children, Lynn and Peter, to Clearwater, Florida. After passing the Florida Bar Bill joined the law firm of Richards & Nodine. Their son Thomas was born soon after. Bill was a strong community member serving in official and unofficial roles-President of Rotary Club, the board of Morton Plant Hospital, Commodore of Carlouel Yacht Club, Mr. Clearwater in 1980. His unfailing involvement and support of his family and his community will be sorely missed. He always took a sincere personal interest in those around him. His favorite invitation was, "Sit down here and tell me about your victories!"
Bill will be missed by his sisters, Marva Hill of Burlington, IA and Merna Martin of Clarkesville, GA, his children, Lynn Cruz of Miami, FL, Peter Gilkey of Ft. Worth, TX, Thomas Gilkey of St. Augustine, FL , eleven grandchildren, one great grandson and a full circle of many friends. We look forward to seeing him and Lorraine again.
Bill's memorial service will be held at Calvary Baptist Church on Saturday, September 3rd at 1:00pm. Graveside service is to follow at Sylvan Abbey. In lieu of flowers or gifts donations may be made to Suncoast Hospice.

SERVICES
Funeral Service
Saturday September 03
1:00 PM
Calvary Baptist Church
110 N. McMullen-Booth Road
Clearwater, FL


Interment
Saturday September 03
Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park
 
 
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 Parents:
  Harry McCrea Gilkey (1870 - 1952)
  Laura Jane Johnston Gilkey (1867 - 1941)
 
 Spouse:
  Lorraine Nell Skoglund Gilkey (1922 - 2011)*
 
 Sibling:
  William Harvey Gilkey (1899 - 1963)*
  William W Gilkey (1921 - 2011)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park
Clearwater
Pinellas County
Florida, USA
 
Created by: Iriss Hill
Record added: Aug 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74422147
William W Bill Gilkey
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William W Bill Gilkey
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William W Bill Gilkey
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- Iriss Hill
 Added: Sep. 3, 2011
 
 
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