Hopkins - Rector Funeral Home

4 Percy L. Julian Drive, Greencastle, IN


Charles Ray Gilley

November 20, 1929January 6, 2020

Charles Ray Gilley, 90, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, January 6, 2020 surrounded by family.

Born November 20, 1929 in Jonesville, VA, he was the son of Wentz and Ora (Glass) Gilley and was a graduate of Greencastle High School “Class of 1948”.

Charles was a veteran having served in the United States Army and was a life time member of the V.F.W.

He retired from IBM in 1987, where he had worked for over 30 years. He was a member of the Fillmore United Methodist Church.

Charles is survived by his wife of 69 years, Betty J. (Rumley) Gilley; children, Marvin Gilley, Kevin Gilley, Steven (Heather) Gilley, and Brenda (Darrin) Wells; a brother, Bob (Kay) Gilley; grandchildren, Kevin Gilley, JR, Shelby (Max) Lowe, Averi Gilley, Grace Gilley, Eli Gilley, Trevor Moore, and Seth Coning; and great grandchildren Dylan Gilley, Easton Lowe, Kai Coning, Addison Coning, and Bryer Carter.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Fred and Bill Gilley and a sister, Margaret Alexander.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home. Interment with military honors will following at the Forest Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM on Saturday until time of service at the funeral home.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family c/o www.Hopkins-Rector.com


  • Visitation Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Funeral Services Saturday, January 11, 2020


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Melody Rupert

January 8, 2020

Aunt Betty and Uncle Charlie. I have always felt that you have been the guiding light for the RUMLEY family. Some of my best memories of family included you. I remember as a child we had watermelon in the yard at Mamaw and papaws. The zoo trip.(Cincinatti?). is one I will never forget. And your coming over on Christmas eve's with Marvin and Kevin. I remember how proud Uncle Charlie was when you started over with Brenda and Stephen. And I remember going camping and Uncle Charlie walking us through the new camper at Chad Valley. I'd never even known there was such a thing back then. But most of all, I remember the way he looked at you Aunt Betty. The love. Pure and blessed. A good man who gave it all. I HOPE that EACH one of you may find comfort in his LOVE for you And in your own memories. Remember to HOLD ON AUNT BETTY. To ALL THE GOOD STUFF. Always. Just hold on.

Judy Powell

January 7, 2020

So very sorry to learn of your loss Betty and family. My Dad and Charles were friends at IBM. Betty you were married for almost as long as I have been alive. I know you will be lost without Charles, but I also know you are a Christian and your faith will guide you. God Bless ❤

Gloria Romas

January 7, 2020

I'm sorry for your loss. Always remember you have him in your heart. Prayers for the family 🙏

Loretta Sillery

January 7, 2020

My love and prayers are with you all. Have so many great childhood memories of Charlie and the whole family.He was such a sweet ,fun, caring man . I feel blessed to have had the privilege of knowing him .
Love and prayers to you all,
Loretta Sillery

James Lyon

January 6, 2020

Dear Betty and family,
Just wanted to share my condolences with you and let you all know that Russiaville's faith community will be lifting you in prayer. May God give you His surpassing peace during the next few weeks.