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Wayne E. Gilliland

August 8, 1938 ~ September 14, 2017 (age 79)

  Wayne E. Gilliland  79, of  Quincy, died at 6:31 p.m. Thursday (September 14, 2017) in Blessing Hospital.

   Born August 8, 1938 in Quincy, Wayne was the son of Cecil M. and Erma M. Muegge Gilliland. On August 23, 1958, Wayne married Jo Anne Von Burg in Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ. She preceded him in death on October 13, 2007.  

   A 1957 graduate of Quincy High School, Wayne was a member of Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ. He was also an an active member of Ducks Unlimited and the Mississippi Valley Duck Hunters Association. Wayne was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed duck hunting and trapshooting. He will be remembered as a family man who loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

    Mr. Gilliland worked as a machinist at the Electric Wheel division of Firestone until its closing. He then went to work for Knapheide manufacturing until his retirement in 2008.

   Survivors include seven children, Jeff Gilliland (Marla) of Greenville, TN, David Gilliland (Lisa) of Murfreesboro TN, Scott Gilliland (Tina) of Quincy, Jill Edgar (Steve) of Quincy, Sheri Howell (Andy) of Ursa, IL, Lori Muehring (Nick) of Quincy, Amy Carper (Joe) of Canton, MO; sixteen grandchildren, Jared Gilliland, Jordan Gilliland, Jodi Butler (Jesse), Jami Edgar, Ian Howell, Sumer Howell, Lindsay Cooley (Jason), Justin Gilliland (Nicole), Maggie Gilliland, Katie Gilliland, Andy Cantrell (Alison), Emilie Muehring (Philip), Jacob Carper, Joshua Carper, Brady Gilliland, and Jack Gilliland; seven great grandchildren, Julie, Maximus, Henry, Colton, Morgan, Monroe, and Zander; one brother, Loren Gilliland (Melba) of  Olatha, CO; and loving nieces and nephew.

   Mr. Gilliland was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Jo Anne.  

   Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10:00 am in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Disseler officiating. Burial  will be in Quincy Memorial Park.

   Visitation will be held Monday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 pm at the funeral home.        

   Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

    Arrangements are in the care of the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.

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