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William Clinton Gillis

August 23, 1931January 27, 2017
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William Clinton Gillis, 85, passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017 in Abilene. Funeral services will be held at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory St. at 1:00pm on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 with burial to follow at Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories. Visitation will be held Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Gillis was born on August 23, 1931 in Hamlin, TX to the late Clinton and Ollie Mae Gillis. Preceding him in death were his parents. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 67 years, Donna Gillis; his children Mitzi Gillis of Austin, TX, Suzan and husband Robert Newberry of Abilene, TX, Mari Gillis of San Antonio, TX, Karen and husband David Collins of VanBuren, AR and Mike Gillis of Houston, TX; grandchildren Jason Newberry, Jarod Newberry, Kody Hobbs, Kasey Hobbs, Kevin Hobbs, Julie McDonald, Christopher Collins, Wade Cribbs, Riley Gillis, and many loved great-grandchildren. William retired from GMAC after 35 years, he then went to work for the city of Abilene retiring after 10 years. William loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and playing golf with family and friends. He also loved attending all activities that involved his children or grandchildren. We were blessed to have him in our lives.

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Jeff Rector

February 27, 2017

I admired one of the pictures of Mr. Gillis and his dog sitting on the porch, but it was a bit underexposed. So here is a "dressed up" version that you may like.
Blessings to your families during your loss.

February 1, 2017

Donna and family, my deepest sympathy to all of you. I worked with Bill at GMAC. He was a great man and good friend. We shared the same anniversary date, just different year. May he rest and peace. Prayers for all of you.

Mary Guy

Rickie Johnson

January 31, 2017

So sorry for your loss of your dad suzan and bob. I know what you are going through as I have been there before. The loss of a parent is one thing that you never get over but you learn to cope with it each day after and it gets easier with time. May god bless you in these times of sorrow and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The Rickie Johnson Family.

January 31, 2017

Suzan and family, just wanted to tell you how sad I am for the loss of your daddy. I have lots of sweet memories. I love you all!!
Sandy Chapman

Verdis Knight, Rodney & Terry Isom

January 30, 2017

Condolences to the family of William Gillis at his passing. May God Bless You with wonderful memories of love and comfort in the days to come. May Bill Rest in Peace. The family of Alberta Isom

EA and Donna Click

January 30, 2017

Donna and family, We are thinking of you, didn't know until I read the paper tonight (Monday). What precious memories you have to give you joy for many years to come. We just had my Mom's funeral last Monday, from Rotan the same year Bill was born in Hamlin. EA and I are both sick with bad colds so won't be able to come to the funeral but please know we loved Bill and always enjoyed him. God be with your family!

January 30, 2017

I worked with Gillis at GMAC.He was such a laid back,goodguy.The rest of us could be flipping out over a bad day and there would be Gillis...calm,cool and collected. Ann Rutledge

CL White

January 30, 2017

Love ya buddy! And will miss you.

Kathy Cribbs

January 30, 2017

So sorry to hear of your loss. Papa Bill was a good man and loved his kids and grandchildren dearly. You all are in my prayers.

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