Gary Gilliland

Gary M. Gilliland, 54, Independence, MO formally of Raytown, MO passed away September 22, 2009 at Centerpoint Medical Center.  Memorial services will be held 11 AM, Saturday, September 26, 2009 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO.  Visitation will be held 10-11 AM, Saturday, September 26, 2009 prior to the memorial services.  Military graveside services will be held 3:00 PM, Saturday, September 26, 2009 at Sumner Cemetery, Sumner, KS.  Gary was born March 11, 1955 in Atchison, KS.  He was a US Navy Veteran.  After 30 years of firefighting, Gary retired in 2008 from the Raytown Fire Department with 20 years of service and ten years previous at the Atchison Fire Department.  Gary achieved the rank of Captain while working for the Raytown Fire Department.  He was a member of The River Christian Fellowship in Raytown, MO.  He is survived by: daughters, Cynthia, Janthina, Samantha; brothers, Robert, Tom, Tim; and grandchildren, Taylor and Aurora.

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  1. William L Schoffstall on September 24, 2009 at 10:07 am

    Life will not be the same without my best friend, love and best wishes to all.



  2. Carol Tilton on September 24, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Our hearts are with you at this time and always



  3. DEanny Tilton on September 24, 2009 at 11:07 am

    deepest sympathy



  4. Carrie Weydert on September 24, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Wish we would of had more time… together



  5. Tom Saccardi on September 24, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    A fine man and good friend was lost to us all. His memory will be with us all forever. Our prayers and love to all of his family.



  6. Charlene on September 24, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Sending healing thoughts for the family.



  7. Dave Wehner on September 24, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Cindy, Jan, Sam
    your Dad was a great guy to work with.
    he and I spent many hours in the truck room talking about you girls, he was proud of each and everyone of you. your Dad will be missed by many I will cherish the time and laughs he and I had together.



  8. Dave Wehner on September 24, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Cindy, Jan, Sam
    your Dad was a great guy to work with.
    he and I spent many hours in the truck room talking about you girls, he was proud of each and everyone of you. your Dad will be missed by many I will cherish the time and laughs he and I had together.



  9. Jeremy K Bridges on September 24, 2009 at 9:07 pm


  10. Michael and Terri Baggarly on September 25, 2009 at 8:52 am

    We are so sorry about your Dad. He was called home too soon. All of you are in our prayers. Be safe.



  11. Tom Ratterman on September 25, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Though I was never perminantly assigned to Gary’s crew, I did have several oppritunities to work with him. The man was a wealth of knowledge on the fire service. If you were able to stump him with a question, (not likely) he knew where to get the answer. He was never to busy to help out his fellow man. No matter what he was doing he put it aside to do what he could to help. The fire department has had an emptiness since Gary’s retirement.



  12. Bobbie on September 25, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    We will miss you Gary, you were a great uncle to me and my brothers. <333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333



  13. Bobbie on September 25, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    We will miss you Gary, you were a great uncle to me and my brothers. <333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333



  14. Matt & Valerie Riley on September 26, 2009 at 12:13 am

    To a fine father and friend – you will be missed more than you know. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family now and always. May you rest in peace and in health. Love you!



  15. Matt & Valerie Riley on September 26, 2009 at 12:13 am

    To a fine father and friend – you will be missed more than you know. Our prayers and thoughts are with the family now and always. May you rest in peace and in health. Love you!



  16. Jim & DJ on October 2, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    We’re very sorry for your loss, we know how important your Dad is in your life, please remember that he will always be with you , he still hears your voice as you will his



  17. Jim & DJ on October 2, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    We’re very sorry for your loss, we know how important your Dad is in your life, please remember that he will always be with you , he still hears your voice as you will his



  18. Tami Gilliland-Justice on October 25, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    I’m very sorry for your loss.



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