OBITUARY

Armel Quentin Gillman

May 14, 1944September 10, 2021
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Armel Quentin “Gil” Gillman, age 77 of Springfield, passed away Friday, September 10, 2021 at Wright Rehabilitation Center. Gil was born in Mingo Co., WV on May 14, 1944 to James and Virginia (Hay) Gillman, both of whom preceded him in death, as did his brother, James D. Gillman. He is survived by his wife of six years, Bonnie Gillman, as well as four sons: Todd (Julie) Gillman, Patrick (Julie) Gillman, Joseph (Trecie) Gillman, and Matthew (Shannon) Gillman. He is also survived by ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild, a brother, Aaron Gillman, and two sisters: Nola Osborne and Wanda Hicks. He is survived by a nephew, Lee Clark, step-children; Lisa Johnson and Greg Johnson, and friend John Decker. Gil was a US Navy Veteran (1964-1966) and worked as an outside salesman at NAPA Auto Parts for 37 years. He loved to coach any sport and was an avid golfer and motorcyclist. He was a member of Christian Fellowship Church in Springfield and of the Yellow Rockers Square Dance Group. A funeral service will be held at Burcham-Tobias Funeral Home, 119 E. Main St. Fairborn, OH 45324 on Friday, September 17 at 11 AM. Visitation will be held at the funeral home 1 hour prior to the funeral service; interment will be in Byron Cemetery. Condolences for the family can be made at www.burchamtobiasfuneralhome.com.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, September 17, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, September 17, 2021

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Matthew Gillman

September 16, 2021

My dear Father. There is no question I am the Father today because you set the example. You always put your family first. As a kid, whenever I needed something, you never let me down. You would drive me out to the Hara Arena every month to watch wrestling and then turn around and pick me up as if it wasn’t a 20 minute drive. My proudest moment was every summer when it was parade time. You volunteered to pull the float with your Napa truck. You would bring the truck home on Friday evening and we would head to the car wash. We would shine the truck up real nice and then get up real early the next morning to hook up the float. Everyone loved you and I just kept thinking, “yep, that’s my dad”. Even this past year when you would stop in and visit me at work, everyone still described you as one cool dude. I have lived most of my life terrified that someday I would loose you. That day has come and I will hold you in my heart forever. I love you pops and miss you. See you and Mom in Heaven someday.

Joe Gillman

September 13, 2021

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Julie Gillman

September 12, 2021

Dad, thank you for being a kind, caring and wonderful person. You and mom (Barbara) welcomed me into the family 34 years ago and always made me feel like a daughter not a daughter in law, and I thank you !! The only comfort I have in your passing is knowing you are now in heaven with mom. I will miss you! Love your daughter (in law) Julie…. Todd’s Julie.

Aaron M Gillman

September 12, 2021

Grandpa, you have now crossed over and stepped into the light. It was your time to meet Grandma Barbara at the pearly gates. Go on a stroll across the streets of gold and tell her about her great granddaughter, and ones to come. The memories we share of the races and fishing will remain in my heart. You will always be loved and missed.

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