Obituary

On Sunday, October 18, 2020, Jeremiah “Jerry” Gilley, passed away at the age of 89, in Folsom, California.

A memorial will be held Wednesday October 28, 2020, with the viewing at 1:00 P.M., and the graveside service at 2:00 P.M., East Lawn Sierra HIlls Memorial Park, 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento, CA 95841.

Jerry was born April 12, 1931 in Pine Barren, Florida to Thomas and Etheral Gilley.

He is preceded in death by his wife Ramona “Mona” Gilley, son Gary Gilley, and step-daughter Laurie Crozier.

Jerry is survived by his two daughters, Gail Zanoli, and Lynne NesSmith. He also leaves behind his step-daughter Lynn Kohout, and his step-son Raymond Manuel, as well as, his brother Jim Gilley, and his sister Isabell Dawson both of which reside in Florida. Additionally, he also leaves behind many cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jerry proudly served his country in the United States Air Force at Travis Air Force Base.  Upon his discharge in 1951, he moved to Sacramento and worked for Procter and Gamble for 26 years.  After his retirement, he and Mona began building a retirement home in Lake Wildwood, California.  He enjoyed it so much he built two more homes before moving to Arizona where they lived on the golf course. He enjoyed golfing and was an avid and exceptional golfer.  His other talents included a passion for music which encompassed playing the guitar and singing songs for family and friends. He also enjoyed ballroom dancing.

Jerry will be dearly missed by his loved ones.

“Share the happy memories we’ve made.  Do not let them wither or fade. I’ll be the voice that whispers in the breeze.  I’m peaceful now, put your mind at ease.”  Anthony Dowson

Guestbook

  • Martha H Keen (Gilley) says:

    This was my Uncle Jim. My Dad Thomas Everette Gilley’s eldest brother. I will truly miss my Uncle Jim so very much. He was a kind and respectful and decent man. Sorry so late with this as I just found out online. I pray for all of his family and hope we as a family can unite one day together. With love: His niece: Martha Gilley

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