George E. Gillette

October 31, 1942March 14, 2013
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George E. Gillette, 70, of Chatham, IL, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at his home.

He was born on October 31, 1942 in Springfield, the son of the late Robert and Dorothy (Stephens) Musick. He married Barbara Ann Hodges and she preceded him in death in 1998.

Mr. Gillette was a self-employed contractor. He was a member of the Navy Club, Eagle’s Club, Elks Lodge, VFW and American Legions, and Carpenter’s Union.

He is survived by 3 children, John (wife Jamie) Gillette of New Berlin, IL, Lisa Gillette of Ripley, Mississippi, and Joe Gillette of Chatham, IL, 7 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, a sister, Linda Musick of Springfield, and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents and his wife Barbara Ann, George was preceded in death by a brother Robert Gillette.

Services are under the direction of Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 E. Allen, Springfield, where visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 10:30 am until time of the funeral service at 12:30 pm. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield.

Please visit the online obituary at where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 19, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 19, 2013

George E. Gillette

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Brenda Bohlen

March 23, 2013

Dear Jamie & Family, It is a blessing that the suffering is over for your loved one for they now rest in God's loving and open arms. I pray your memories will overtake any sorrow that tries to intrude bringing you great comfort at this difficult time. Let that bright smile you wear so beautifully girl radiate to others giving them the much needed ray of sunshine they need. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. Brenda Bohlen - ER

March 20, 2013

Dear George,
Truly one of a kind, you touched our lives in a way that no one else could have.
Through it all, I loved you always.

Karen McVickers,
Ryan, Ian and Nathan

Lynn Dodge

March 19, 2013

prayers go out to the family at this difficult time. George was a awesome guy, and there was never a dull moment when he was around. He will be truly missed by all. God Bless

Betty Endres

March 19, 2013

I met George at The Red Coach Inn and always enjoyed the times I would run into him. He was exasperating at times and also funny but mostly he was a good friend. One thing I will always remember is his willingness to help and his great laugh. That would always make me smile. I'll miss him.

March 18, 2013

Lisa, Joe & John - We are so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Praying for your comfort and peace during this difficult time.

~ Marty & Sandra (Patton) Carbonell

Billie Lenchner, Bill and Shirley Livingston

March 18, 2013

Lisa, John and Joe,
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. You know that your parents will always be in your heart. Hold and cherish the memories you will always have.

Tina Faulkner Mitchell

March 18, 2013

Lisa, Joe and John I am so sorry for your loss! Prayers sent to all of you and may God keep you all close. I loved your mom and dad they were good people. Have some really good memories of growing up down the street from you guys. Again so sorry.

Jim and Judy Burgess

March 18, 2013

Dear George! Always a friend. Always a Marine. Always a lot of fun. His Halloween birthday has become an institution in Springfield - we will always think of him on that day. Life's true friends can be counted on our fingers - and George was counted by many. Love and condolences to his family and the rest of his friends. Our hearts are together at this moment in time remembering a very special man.

Vicki Richardson

March 17, 2013

My condolences to George's family. I will miss him immensely. He was an awesome guy and my buddy. He sent me many great emails which I will also miss. He was ornery on the outside, but sweet and gentle on the inside. He was a good friend.

Larry Hagaman

March 17, 2013

To John, Joe,and Lisa
I knew your dad pretty well, there is hardly a day go by that I don't think about him, and that's a good thing cause he always made me laugh. I will truly miss him.