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Gerald Gilliland

February 25, 1944 July 15, 2018
Gerald Gilliland
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Obituary for Gerald Gilliland

Gerald Robert Gilliland, 74 of Adrian, Missouri passed away July 15, 2018 in a motor vehicle accident. A memorial visitation will be held Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 7-9 PM at the Mullinax Funeral Home (660-679-0009) in Butler, with Army Honors at 8:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project or American Cancer Society. Messages and memories for the family may be left at

Jerry was an amazing man and was loved by all who knew him. He was born February 25, 1944 in Falls City, NE. It was there that he began his lifelong career in car sales. From there he went into owning multiple successful small businesses throughout his life. He was the person that could sell anything to anyone and that is what he lived his life by. He sold Andrea (Jameson) five cars and had her so upside down that he had to marry her to pay them off.

Jerry’s universe revolved around his family and the outdoors. His love of hunting is the legacy he passed to everyone that he has touched, especially his children and grandchildren. Very special times were spent with his wife of 37 years; Andrea Gilliland of the home. Their most enjoyable times were spent raising their children, gardening, dancing and spoiling their beautiful grandchildren. He was their Papa and they were his whole world.

Jerry received a business degree from Nebraska School of Commerce. Jerry was a Sergeant in the Nebraska National Guard and served in Vietnam. He started the first volunteer paramedic rescue squad in Nebraska City. He was truly loved by his family and will be missed more than words can describe.

Jerry leaves behind his wife, Andrea; five sons and two daughters: Michelle Halstead and husband Mike of Gretna, NE; Marc Gilliland and wife Jill of La Cygne, KS; Todd Karr and wife Lori of Burke, VA; Joshua Andrew Gilliland of Overland Park, KS; Brooke McKinney and husband Terrell of Lee’s Summit, MO; Tyler Gilliland and wife Amy of Olathe, KS; Geremiah Gilliland and wife Kristin of Greenwood, MO; and his most treasured jewels: his 19 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; as well as one sister Barbara Wilson of Columbia, MO; and one niece, Laurie Bentley. Our lives are forever changed and he will be missed every day.

“I pray that you can feel his loving arms around you always.” –Andrea

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Celebration of Life




7:00 PM 7/19/2018 7:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 7/19/2018 9:00:00 PM
Mullinax Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

10 S. High St.
Butler, MO 64730

Mullinax Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
10 S. High St. Butler 64730 MO
United States

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