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In loving memory of
Bobbie Gilland
  • March 16, 1935
  • -
  • March 07, 2020

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Obituary

Bobbie Lee Gilland

March 16, 1935-March 7, 2020

Bob was laid to rest March 12, 2020 in the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery

Bob was a loving husband and wonderful father. He loved his children and the Lord. He is resting with his Heavenly Father and we will see him again one day…

Born in Marion County, Kentucky to Lemma and Leonard “Red” Gilland

Sister Linda L. Seng (deceased) Brothers Samuel L. Gilland (Wendy) and Jerry R. Gilland (Ellen)

Loving husband to Kathy Sorensen Gilland for 48 years

He is survived by:

Daughter, Sherri Lynn Gimmi (Rick) of Washington State

Son, Alvin Lee Gilland (Tiffany) of Orlando, Florida

Granddaughters: Heather Lane (Travis) and Tiffany Ioimo (Brett) of Washington State

Great Grandchildren: Kaniel, Natalie, Truman, Maddux, Walker

Great great grandson: Jordan

And lots of nieces and nephews.

Bob grew up in Carrsville, Kentucky, a small town on the Ohio River and graduated from Salem High School. He loved his hometown and had many friends and lots of family there. He spent many hours hunting and fishing. After graduation, he sometimes worked with his Dad in the fluorspar mines of Kentucky and worked one summer on the barges that traveled up and down the Ohio River before enlisting in the US Air Force. Bob served proudly in the US Air Force (Korea) 1954-1958. He worked for the National Security Agency as a Radio Intercept Operator in Misawa, Japan.

Bob worked various jobs upon returning to the United States. He worked for the Orlando Sentinel as District Adviser for the Central Florida area, the Tampa Tribune Newspaper as District Adviser then went into the Carpenters and Lathers Local Union and worked for Buena Vista Construction Company at Disney.

Bob loved fishing and spent many days camping and salt water fishing at Captiva Pass and Pine Island in Red Fish Pass. He loved playing golf with his Dad, brothers and son. They played many golf courses in Florida and in tournaments at his church Eastside Baptist, now Oasis at Conway Gardens. He loved his church family and they, him. He and Kathy spent lots of time in Tennessee visiting her family and was dearly loved by all of them. Although traveling became difficult at times, he was always ready to go. I will miss my sweet husband, and his little Yorkie, Buddy, will too.

I love you Bob, with all my heart Forever & Always, Kathy

 


Service

Location:
Oasis At Conway Gardens Church

Date & Time:
March 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM


Cemetery:
Cape Canaveral National Cemetery



Visitation

Times:
March 11, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM



Location:
Orlando Chapel


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  1. Bonnie Burnette lit a candle:
    17 Sep 2021
    Lit since September 17, 2021 at 9:59:52 PM

  2. Kathy Gilland posted an image:
    05 Mar 2021
    Birthday lunch on the St. Johns River on the Barbara Lee paddle boat. Bob loved the water so much and we enjoyed the day with Alvin and Tiffany. I love you Bob
    Birthday lunch on the St. Johns River on the Barbara Lee paddle boat. Bob loved the water so much and we enjoyed the day with Alvin and Tiffany. I love you Bob

  3. Kathy posted an image:
    17 Sep 2020
    Bob and I shortly after the house was built
    Bob and I shortly after the house was built

  4. Kathy says:
    17 Sep 2020
    Rainy afternoon...I am missing you so much. Lots of memories flooding my mind day and night. I have good friends and family to tell them to and are willing to hear me tell the stories over and over. Thank God for those friends

  5. Kathy Gilland lit a candle:
    18 Jul 2020
    Lit since July 18, 2020 at 7:50:11 PM

  6. Kathy Gilland says:
    18 Jul 2020
    Honey, I miss you...

  7. Kathy Gilland posted an image:
    18 Jul 2020
    Flag presentation at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery. March 12, 2020. Family present: our son Alvin and his wife Tiffany, daughter Sherri and her husband Rick, my sisters Chris,  Debby and her husband Dave, my son in law's brother Pete, grandchildren Heather and Tiffany,  great granddaughter Natalie and my pastor Dr. Eric Lowdermilk and his wife Patty.
    Flag presentation at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery. March 12, 2020. Family present: our son Alvin and his wife Tiffany, daughter Sherri and her husband Rick, my sisters Chris, Debby and her husband Dave, my son in law's brother Pete, grandchildren Heather and Tiffany, great granddaughter Natalie and my pastor Dr. Eric Lowdermilk and his wife Patty.

  8. Kathy posted an image:
    10 Jul 2020
    Bob (r) and his brother Sam on their way into Carrsville, Kentucky where they grew up
    Bob (r) and his brother Sam on their way into Carrsville, Kentucky where they grew up

  9. Kathy Gilland says:
    04 Jul 2020
    Happy 4th of July honey. I miss you terribly and wish you were here to watch the fireworks. But I know you are with your loved ones who've gone before you and having a wonderful heavenly reunion. I love you Bob

  10. Kathy Gilland posted an image:
    04 Jul 2020
    July 4th at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery
    July 4th at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery

  11. Kathy Gilland posted an image:
    04 Jul 2020
    Bob in basic training
    Bob in basic training

  12. Kathy Gilland says:
    30 May 2020
    Bob, I love you and miss you so much. We would have celebrated our 49th anniversary May 16th and had a wonderful dinner at Le coq au Vin as always.
    Love, Forever and Always, Kathy

  13. Kathy posted an image:
    30 May 2020
    Bob and Kathy Oasis at Conway Gardens church dinner at La Cantina Restaurant Dec. 9, 2019
    Bob and Kathy Oasis at Conway Gardens church dinner at La Cantina Restaurant Dec. 9, 2019

  14. Kathy Gilland posted an image:
    18 Apr 2020
    Bob and Kathy at Salem High School Reunion
    Bob and Kathy at Salem High School Reunion

  15. Kathy Gilland posted an image:
    18 Apr 2020
    Bob and our son Alvin at Buck Creek, Carrsville, Kentucky
    Bob and our son Alvin at Buck Creek, Carrsville, Kentucky

  16. Kathy Gilland posted an image:
    18 Apr 2020
    Bob and Sam coming into Carrsville, Kentucky for Bob's High School Reunion at Salem High School 1995
    Bob and Sam coming into Carrsville, Kentucky for Bob's High School Reunion at Salem High School 1995

  17. Debra Charnetzky posted an image:
    12 Apr 2020
    bob and i at New S.
    bob and i at New S.

  18. Kathy posted an image:
    07 Apr 2020
    Yikes! Bass Pro Shop
    Yikes! Bass Pro Shop

  19. Kathy posted an image:
    07 Apr 2020
    Bob and I on the bluff in Carrsville on the Ohio River. below is fishing in the Intracoastal waterway in New Smyrna Beach
    Bob and I on the bluff in Carrsville on the Ohio River. below is fishing in the Intracoastal waterway in New Smyrna Beach

  20. Kathy posted an image:
    07 Apr 2020
    Roses off Bob's rose bush.
    Roses off Bob's rose bush.

  21. Kathy posted an image:
    07 Apr 2020
    fishing with Dave in Crossville. He did finally catch one bigger than that!
    fishing with Dave in Crossville. He did finally catch one bigger than that!

  22. Kathy posted an image:
    07 Apr 2020
    Bob and I took the tour of the Winter Park chain of lakes from Dinky Dock. Again!
    Bob and I took the tour of the Winter Park chain of lakes from Dinky Dock. Again!

  23. Kathy posted an image:
    07 Apr 2020
    Bob and Alvin at Winter Pines Golf Course. They loved playing together.
    Bob and Alvin at Winter Pines Golf Course. They loved playing together.

  24. Kathy posted an image:
    07 Apr 2020
    Alvin and Bob at Winter Pines Golf Course
    Alvin and Bob at Winter Pines Golf Course

  25. Kathy posted an image:
    07 Apr 2020
    Karen and Bob
    Karen and Bob

  26. Kathy posted an image:
    07 Apr 2020
    Bob, Ellen and Jerry. Mt. Plymouth Golf Course
    Bob, Ellen and Jerry. Mt. Plymouth Golf Course

  27. Kathy posted an image:
    07 Apr 2020
    One of Bob's favorite way to spend the weekend. Mt. Plymouth Golf Course
    One of Bob's favorite way to spend the weekend. Mt. Plymouth Golf Course

  28. Kathy posted an image:
    07 Apr 2020
    Bob at Universal Studios
    Bob at Universal Studios

  29. Kathy posted an image:
    07 Apr 2020
    Bob and I - early days
    Bob and I - early days

  30. Kathy posted an image:
    07 Apr 2020
    Bob at Veteran's Memorial Park in Baldwin Park.<br />
Nov. 2019
    Bob at Veteran's Memorial Park in Baldwin Park.
    Nov. 2019

  31. Kathy posted an image:
    07 Apr 2020
    Bob at Sea World with me,  my brother Rob and my sister-in-law Linda. December 2019
    Bob at Sea World with me, my brother Rob and my sister-in-law Linda. December 2019

  32. Kathy posted an image:
    07 Apr 2020
    Bob and Kathy at La Cantina for our church Christmas dinner. December 2019
    Bob and Kathy at La Cantina for our church Christmas dinner. December 2019

  33. Kathy posted an image:
    07 Apr 2020
    Bob loved Christmas
    Bob loved Christmas

  34. Kathy posted an image:
    07 Apr 2020
    Picking a handmade Christmas ornament from a local man in Crossville. Debby and Dave gave one to Bob each year for Christmas. <br />
Dec. 2019
    Picking a handmade Christmas ornament from a local man in Crossville. Debby and Dave gave one to Bob each year for Christmas.
    Dec. 2019

  35. Kathy posted an image:
    07 Apr 2020
    Bob and his little Buddy
    Bob and his little Buddy

  36. Kathy posted an image:
    07 Apr 2020
    Bob is ready for a birthday dinner at La Cantina
    Bob is ready for a birthday dinner at La Cantina

  37. Kathy posted an image:
    06 Apr 2020
    Bob and I in Kentucky.  He said this was his favorite picture of us
    Bob and I in Kentucky. He said this was his favorite picture of us

  38. Kathy posted an image:
    06 Apr 2020
    Alvin and Bob
    Alvin and Bob

  39. Kathy posted an image:
    02 Apr 2020
    Bob in  Misawa, Japan while in the USAF
    Bob in Misawa, Japan while in the USAF

  40. Debra Charnetzky says:
    02 Apr 2020
    Bob and Uncle Bob, You had a full and happy life, always surrounded by those who loved you. You were blessed beyond measure. We all miss you and love you and Sam said you were fishing with Jesus and i believe him. I know you had a happy reunion when you arrived in your heavenly home seeing your mom and dad, sister and friends. We all love you and will do our best to take care of Kathy.

    Love,
    Debra and David

  41. Kathy posted an image:
    22 Mar 2020
    Bob at New Smyrna Beach Jan. 2019
    Bob at New Smyrna Beach Jan. 2019

  42. Kathy Gilland lit a candle:
    21 Mar 2020
    Lit since March 21, 2020 at 3:49:23 PM

  43. Kathy Gilland posted an image:
    21 Mar 2020
    Bob fishing with Dave in Tennessee. We had so much fun
    Bob fishing with Dave in Tennessee. We had so much fun

  44. Kathy Gilland posted an image:
    21 Mar 2020


  45. Kathy posted an image:
    18 Mar 2020
    Bob in St. Augustine
    Bob in St. Augustine

  46. Kathy posted an image:
    16 Mar 2020


  47. Kathy Gilland says:
    14 Mar 2020
    Bobbie Lee Gilland
    March 16, 1935-March 7, 2020
    Bob was laid to rest March 12, 2020 in the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery
    Bob was a loving husband and wonderful father. He loved his children and the Lord. He is resting with his Heavenly Father and we will see him again one day...
    Born in Marion County, Kentucky to Lemma and Leonard "Red" Gilland
    Sister Linda L. Seng (deceased) Brothers Samuel L. Gilland (Wendy) and Jerry R. Gilland (Ellen)
    Loving husband to Kathy Sorensen Gilland for 48 years
    Daughter, Sherri Lynn Gimmi (Rick) of Washington

    Son, Alvin Lee Gilland (Tiffany) of Orlando
    Granddaughters: Heather Lane (Travis) and Tiffany Ioimo (Brett) of Washington
    Great Grandchildren: Kaniel, Natalie, Truman, Maddux, Walker
    Great great grandson: Jordan
    Bob served proudly in the US Air Force (Korea) 1954-1958. He worked for the National Security Agency as a Radio Intercept Operator in Misawa, Japan.
    Bob worked various jobs upon returning to the United States. He worked for the Orlando Sentinel as District Adviser for the Central Florida area, the Tampa Tribune Newspaper as District Adviser then went into the Carpenters and Lathers Local Union and worked for Buena Vista Construction Company at Disney.

    Bob loved fishing and spent many days camping and salt water fishing at Captiva Pass and Pine Island in Red Fish Pass. He loved playing golf and played many golf courses in Florida and tournaments at his church Eastside Baptist, now Oasis at Conway Gardens. He loved his church family and they, him. He and Kathy spent lots of time in Tennessee visiting her family and was dearly loved by all of them. Although traveling became difficult at times, he was always ready to go. I will miss my sweet husband, and his little Yorkie, Buddy, will too.
    I love you Bob, Forever & Always, Kathy

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