John Stanford Gill

March 5, 1948October 22, 2018
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John Stanford Gill, 70, of Fayetteville, passed away Monday, October 22, 2018 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, WV.

Born on March 5, 1948 at Montgomery, WV, he was the son of the late Stanford Allen and Evelyn Virginia Paxton Gill.

John attended the Fayetteville Church of God. In 1966 he graduated from Fayetteville High School and graduated from WVU Tech with a Master’s Degree in mathematics. He was a retired postmaster with the US Postal Service. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a close cousin and his wife, Richard and Mildred Paxton.

Those left to cherish his memory include wife, Christy Gallian Gill; daughter, Stacy Renee (Tim) Harrison of Fayetteville; sons, Jeffrey (Rachael) Gill of Morgantown and James Gill of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Amelia, Laurel, Dustin, Ben, and Evitt; and special friends, Terry and Frances Sizemore.

Funeral services will be 1 PM on Friday, October 26, 2018 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Pastor Danny Goins officiating. Burial will follow at Highlawn Memorial Park, Oak Hill. The family will receive friends from 12 PM to 1 PM on Friday at the funeral home. For those wishing to express condolences to the Gill family, you may do so by visiting our website at

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home at Fayetteville, WV will be assisting the Gill family.


  • Visitation Friday, October 26, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 26, 2018
  • Burial Friday, October 26, 2018

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Beverly Campbell

October 29, 2018

Christy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.

Kathryn Toler

October 28, 2018

Jimmy, Cassidy, and I are so sorry for your family’s loss. John was never without a smile and friendly conversation. He was just a nice guy who will be missed by so many. May God give you peace and comfort.

Roy Shillingburg

October 26, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Sending positive thoughts. I will always remember John taking us camping / 4-wheeling, him walking around the memorial building with a big smile on his face, and him always having a joke ready.

Gary & Mary Moore

October 26, 2018

We are sorry to hear of the passing of John. He was a wonderful person always had a beautiful smile. He enjoyed his family .. he will surely be missed.

Janette Woodrum

October 25, 2018

To the family of John deepest sympathy is sent to you all...never be afraid to shed a tear....the tears are memories of your loved one...John Gill... may be gone but not in high.....

Steve and Debbie Sisson

October 25, 2018

My heart breaks for your family over your loss. You will all be in my prayers during these difficult days.

Gary and Shannon Jarrell

October 24, 2018

Our family would just like to let you know that we are so sorry for your loss. The family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you over the next few days and help you find comfort and peace.
All our love, The Jarrell Family

Tom & Evona Miller

October 24, 2018

We attend Fayetteville Church of God and that is where we met John. Anytime we ran into him he was always so kind. We are so sorry for you loss. Your family is in our prayers.

Millie Gonzalez

October 24, 2018

So sorry for your loss of husband, father, grandfather, brother...may God sent you comfort..John was a wonderful person...