Timothy J. Gilliland, 67, of Vermont, IL entered into the arms of Jesus on Friday afternoon, April 16, 2021, at the beautiful OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, IL. Tim was born February 21, 1954, in Centerville, IA, to Paul & Bettine Gilliland, who preceded him to Heaven.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Terri Gilliland, and two children, Todd (Wendy) Gilliland of Macomb, IL, and Tiffany (Brian) Wade of Moweaqua, IL. Tim's six precious "door slammers," Emma (18), Annie (16), and Lucy (14), Gilliland and Charlie (15), Ilarose (13), and Toby (10) Wade, will greatly miss the best Papa in the world! Tim leaves behind a brother, Doug Gilliland, of Tyler, AL, and two sisters…Janice (Dave) McSpadden of Ottumwa, IA, and Vikki (Don) Hunt of Centerville IA, plus several nephews and nieces.
Tim was a "Lover of People," and his greatest joy was sharing God's Word. He preached for 33 years with local ministries in Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, and Illinois. Tim was loved by those he served in the 24 years he worked with TNT Communications (US Cellular) in Rushville, IL. He will be missed by the BEST team ever…Justin Sillars, Trevor Mitchell, Chelsea Goers, and Katryna Greenlief.
The family would like to invite you to a Celebration of Tim’s Life which will be held Saturday, April 24, 2021, at, The Crossing, 1600 W Jackson St, in Macomb, IL. The service will begin at 4:00 pm, with doors opening at 3:00 pm. Family visitation will follow. Memorials may be made to The Kissing Well Mission, PO Box 344 Vermont, IL. 61484 started by their son and family-based in Kampala, Uganda, in which Tim & Terri have devoted themselves for the past eight years. To share a memory or send a condolence for his family, visit www.masonfuneralhomes.com.
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