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Orville Lee Gilman, Sr.

September 19, 1939 — May 20, 2017

Orville Lee Gilman, Sr., 77, a resident of Cleveland, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017 in a local hospital.  He loved the outdoors where he enjoyed fishing and hunting.  He was a former department manager at Westvaco.  


Mr. Gilman was preceded in death by his wife, Patsy Lou Gilman; his parents, Homer Gilman and Margaret Fry Gilman.


Survivors include his four children:  Deborah Kaye Neeley of Point Blank, Texas, Orville Lee Gilman, Jr of Old Fort, TN, Margaret Ann Williams of Old Fort, TN, and Richard Lee Gilman; grandchildren:  Fergluss Anderson, Hanna, Williarc Lotton, Tessa Lotton, Matthew Lotton, William Shelley, and Barry Shelley; brother-in-law, Donald J. Workman of Cleveland, several nieces and nephews also survive.


A memorial service will be held at a later date.


Ralph Buckner Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.


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