Clarence Gilley, Sr., 92, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Woodbury Health Care Center following an extended illness. He was a native of Coffee Co., TN.
He is survived by his children, Linda (Wallace) King and Clarence (Dianne) Gilley both of Woodbury, Martha Jo (Rick) Matthews of Rockvale, Dewayne Gilley of Bradyville and Albert Wilson of Murfreesboro; Grandchildren,Tracy King, Jeff "Skillet" Gilley, Marvin Gilley Jennifer Stem, Jason & Coty Gilley; 17 Great Grandchildren, Sister, Opal Rigney of Manchester; Nieces, Nephews and cousins also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse David Gilley & Elsie Pearl Bush Gilley; wife, Irene Gilley; granddaughter, Felecia Gilley; siblings, Florence Gowen, Austin, Finis, Wayne, Wanda, Cora & Ora Gilley.
Mr. Gilley was a member of the Church of Christ, Cannon Co. Walking Horse Association, a former Cannon Co. School Board Member and a veteran of the Army. He was retired from Alexander Chevrolet as an Auto Mechanic and was also retired from Cannon Co. Sheriff's Dept. where he was a Deputy under five Sheriff's.
Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Wednesday, January 27, 2015 in the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home with Bro. Tony Burnett and Bro. Greg Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow in the Midway Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 4 pm until 9 pm Tuesday, January 26, 2016. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cannon Co. Walking Horse Assoc. or the Alzheimer's Assoc. both %Woodbury Funeral Home, 615-563-2311 or www.woodburyfuneralhome.net