Funeral services for James Carroll "Jim" Gillon of Middleton, Tenn., and formerly of Kilmichael, were at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 18, at Huntsville Church of Christ near French Camp, with burial following in the Friendship Cemetery in Kilmichael. Bro. Dan Beardain officiated the services.
Visitation was Friday, January 17, from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Huntsville Church of Christ.
Mr. Gillon died of complications from pneumonia at Graceland Care Center in New Albany on Wednesday, January 15. He was 76 years old.
Mr. Gillon was born in Duck Hill on December 27, 1937. He was a retired truck driver and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Middleton Church of Christ in Middleton, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Dewitt and Lula Bell Lott Gillon; two sisters, Gloria Estelle Gillon and Lou Janie Gillon Youngblood Palmertree; and a brother, James Franklin Gillon.
Survivors include his daughter, Tammy Catherine Gillon Hall of New Albany; his son, James Carroll "Bubba" Gillon Jr. (Jennifer) of Middleton, Tenn.; a sister, Margie Gillon of French Camp; a brother, Raymond Gillon (Polly) of Stewart; his former wife and devoted friend, Betty Carolyn Johnson Gillon of Middleton, Tenn.; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; five great-grandsons; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the LeBonheur Children's Hospital or to the Alzheimer's Foundation.
Oliver Funeral Home of Winona (www.ofhwinona.com) handled the arrangements.