David Bruce Gilliland

David Bruce Gilliland

Birth
Harriman, Roane County, Tennessee, USA
Death 23 May 2012 (aged 75)
Harriman, Roane County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Rockwood, Roane County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 90649706 · View Source
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Gilliland, David Bruce – age 75, passed away peacefully at his home in Harriman, Tennessee Wednesday, May 23, 2012. He fought a tough battle with cancer for the past two years. David was a faithful, life-long member of Harriman United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir for over 60 years. He was preceded in death by his parents Ralph Boyd Gilliland and Laura Turner Gilliland. He is survived by his faithful wife Shirley Graves Gilliland, two sons and daughters-in-law Bruce D. (Traci) Gilliland of Knoxville and Sean T. (Anne) Gilliland of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; two older brothers Joe T. Gilliland of Peachtree City, Georgia and R. Gerald Gilliland of Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania; three grandchildren, Abigail and Ian Gilliland of Knoxville and Molly Gilliland of Murfreesboro; and 7 nieces and nephews.

David was graduated from Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee with a degree in Political Science. He served in the United States Air Force during the latter half of the Korean conflict stationed in Korea and on the island of Crete. After his military service and college career, David went to work in Oak Ridge for the Union Carbide Company and later Lockheed-Martin as a classification specialist, spending the next 30 years with the Oak Ridge facility. David was the last surviving charter member of the Knoxville Smokyland Chapter Barbershop Chorus that sang both locally and regionally.

Receiving of friends will occur at the Kyker funeral Home Friday from 5 until 8 PM. A service of celebration of life will be held Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 2 PM at the Harriman United Methodist Church in Harriman with Rev. Steve Parker officiating. Burial will be at Roane Memorial Gardens following the service.


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  • Created by: Teresa Harris
  • Added: 23 May 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 90649706
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Bruce Gilliland (31 Dec 1936–23 May 2012), Find a Grave Memorial no. 90649706, citing Roane Memorial Gardens, Rockwood, Roane County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Teresa Harris (contributor 47303607) .