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Bobby Gene Gilliland

June 14, 1938 — July 3, 2022

McGregor, Texas

Bobby Gene Gilliland of McGregor, Texas received complete healing on July 3rd 2022, at his home surrounded by his loving family. A Visitation will be at 8:00am following the Celebration of life at 9:00am on Wednesday July 6, 2022 at Grace Gardens. The Interment will follow at 10:30am at the McGregor Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his parents Lessie And Mattie Gilliland, his son Randy Gene Gilliland and two precious great-grandchildren Michael and Liam Green.

He is survived by the love of his life for the last 65 years Evia Mae Gilliland. His precious kids Pamela Preston and husband Bart, Sandra Schermerhorn and husband Richard, Jimmy Gilliland and wife Dana. He was the best Papa to Brandon and Leah Preston, Chad and Kristen Koch, Richard Jr. and Diana Schermerhorn, Mike and Samantha Green and Justin Gilliland. He adored his great-grandchildren. Landon, William, Natalie, Haydon, Kaylon, Evia Mae, Amelia, Paisley and soon to be baby boy Killian.

Pallbearers will be Justin Gilliland, Mike Green, Chad Koch, Miguel Mercado, Bart Preston, Richard Schermerhorn Jr. and Tim Schmalriede.

We are all extremely lucky people. We are lucky because we had the opportunity to spend our lives knowing and being loved by one of, very possibly the most, kind-hearted and genuine man on this Earth.

Bobby, also fondly remembered as Papa, taught all of us invaluable lessons. He taught us how to fish, he shared music with us that we would have never discovered on our own, and he shared with us that simple meals like brown beans and cornbread are sometimes just the best. But he also taught us gratitude and how to treat other people and he did this by modeling those values everyday in his own life for us to witness.

He showed us what a husband should look like by always cherishing and respecting his wife. A love story as genuine as theirs is such a rare and beautiful thing and we are all lucky to have had the chance to learn from them about what a relationship should be.

He showed us what a father should be by always supporting and loving his children. He spoke softly, he smiled often, and his children never had to question their father's love.

He showed us what a Papa should be by always expressing unconditional love for each of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
I wonder sometimes if he even knew how many things he was constantly teaching and sharing with us all by simply being himself. He modeled for us all everything that we needed to know to be the best parents, grandparents, and family possible.

He will be missed and he will be forever remembered and loved for the incredible man that he was. Let us all make an effort to honor him by utilizing every lesson he has taught us about patience, kindness, and how to truly love and treat one another. Again, we are all very lucky.

We believe everyone who knew Bobby, knew that God worked through him and surely brought one of his most effective vessels home.

John 16:22 “Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.”

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022

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Wednesday, July 6, 2022

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