Kenneth Harvey Gilleland, 89, of Statesville, passed away peacefully, Sunday, June 21, 2020.
Mr. Gilleland was born December 5, 1930 in Iredell County and was the son of the late Claude and Lillie Troutman Gilleland. He was a graduate of Celeste Henkel High School, served in the US Army and was married to the late Martha Bost Gilleland. They were members of Seventh Day Adventist Church in Statesville, was retired from Uniglass Industries and also worked at the Statesville Auto Auction.
He is survived by two daughters, Teresa Gilleland of Statesville, Sherry G. Daily (Richard) of Owens Cross Road, AL; two grandchildren, Amanda Demsky (Steve) of Tryon, NC, Michael Daily (Heather) of Rome, GA and three great grandchildren, Noah, Wyatt and Ava.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by five sisters, Charlotte Morrow, Rose Gryder, Geraldine Gilleland, Ruby Fischer, Betty Weston and six brothers, Claude, Monroe, Kelton, Troy, Slate and Mott Gilleland.
Funeral services will be held 11:00am Thursday, June 25, 2020 in the Troutman Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tim Cove officiating. Burial will follow in the Piney Grove Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 10:00-11:00 am at Troutman Funeral Home
Memorials may be made to Seventh Day Adventist Church Memorial Fund for Kenneth Gilleland and online condolences may be made to the family at www.troutmanfuneralhome.com
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