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Leak Memory Chapel

945 Lincoln Road, Montgomery, AL

OBITUARY

Ted Monroe Gilreath

January 4, 1936September 12, 2020
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Ted Monroe Gilreath, 84, passed away on September 12, 2020 after a brief illness. He was born January 4, 1936 to the late James Oswald Gilreath and Lorraine Bunch Gilreath of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Ted grew up in Chattanooga and graduated from Central High School in 1954. He graduated from Auburn University where he was a member of the 1957 National Championship Football Team. He was a member of ATO fraternity and active in student affairs. Ted is survived by his wife Nancy Sanders Gilreath; his children Scott Gilreath (Lynn), Kyle Gilreath (Caroline), Amy Gilreath Head (Martin) and Clay Gilreath (Katie); his step children Trey Sanders (Amy) and Robin Sanders King (Mike); and his brother James Oswald “Jim” Gilreath of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. His grandchildren include Emily and Ashly Gilreath, Will, Walker and Casey Gilreath, Holman, Bennett and Davis Head. Ted also had 6 step grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Saturday, September 19 at 11:00 with a visitation an hour prior in Leak Memory Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be shared with Faith Radio, PO Box 210789, Montgomery, AL 36121. Online condolences for the Gilreath family may be shared at: www.Leak-MC.com

  • FAMILY

  • Nancy Sanders Gilreath, Wife
  • Scott Gilreath (Lynn), Son
  • Kyle Gilreath (Caroline), Son
  • Amy Gilreath Head (Martin), Daughter
  • Clay Gilreath (Katie), Son
  • Trey Sanders (Amy), Step Son
  • Robin Sanders King (Mike), Step Daughter
  • James Oswald "Jim" Gilreath, Brother
  • James Oswald Gilreath, Father (deceased)
  • Lorraine Bunch Gilreath, Mother (deceased)

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Services

  • Family and Friends Visitation

    Saturday, September 19, 2020

  • Celebration of Life Memorial Service

    Saturday, September 19, 2020

Memories

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Cissy Snider

September 23, 2020

I join Wendy Self and family in remembering so many football games shared with Ted and family. A lot of high fives have been shared over the years. I, along with my family, am very sorry to hear about Ted. I know he was loved and cherished by his family . We will continue to think of you during this difficult time.
Cissy Cater Snider and Cate
Ronnie and Mary Ann Cater

Wendy Self

September 22, 2020

We have sat behind Mr. Ted for 20 years. I will miss not getting a high five from him when Auburn scores a touchdown. We have seen some amazing games in Jordan Hare, Section 30. May God comfort the family during this time and War Eagle from all the Self's!
Much Love,
Patrick, Wendy, John Cooper and
Anna Kate
The attached picture was taken after the 2017 Iron Bowl. Oh what a night!

Joyce Taylor

September 21, 2020

Ted will be missed by a large number of Family, Friends and
many others. John and I knew Ted for 62 years, and have
memories of trips to Atlanta every year for the Auburn Georgia
Tech game. He leaves behind a great Family, who will carry on his Legacy.

Frances Peters

September 19, 2020

So sorry to hear of Ted's passing. I was a member of the Gilreath family for a short period of time. Ted was always kind and respectful to me and my family . He lived life to the fullest.
My sincere condolences to the family. Know that he is with his Lord and Savior.
So sorry Jim. I know you will miss your brother.

Fran

Patricia Brown

September 18, 2020

To the family, those you love don’t go away, they walk beside you every day. Unseen, Unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.
Although no words can really help, to ease the loss you bear., just know that you are very close in my every thought and prayer. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

With sincere sympathy
Patricia Brown
Mr Ted Gilreath’s Caregiver

Sandra & Wayne Shell

September 18, 2020

We are sadden by Ted’s death. Sending love, comfort and prayers to the famiky.
Wayne & Sandra

Judy Miller

September 18, 2020

Nancy, this is Judy Miller. Please accept my condolences. I am remembering you and your family in prayer this morning. I think of you very often, the phrase of "I am blessed" alway stands out in my mind and I will determine to say it, then forget. Yours was always such a beautiful habit, so I still need to get into that habit that you taught me!! Gary passed away in May of 2015. It has been a lonely life sometimes, but I turned my attention to God and His Word and He has truly rewarded me. I have grown tremendously, I think! I still come to Montgomery when I can. My oldest son, Ed, Jr. (Ed, Sr. died March 2019) is buying a house on Lake Jordan, so will be there some with him and probably spend more time in Montgomery. May be can have lunch sometime! God bless you as your life without Ted will be so much different.

Rick Wendling

September 18, 2020

Scott, I’m so sorry. I will be praying that God will give you and your family peace and comfort during this time.

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