Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Lois Edwards Gilliland, as well as one sister Bobbie Jo Holt; a special niece, Suzanne Kidd; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Curtis Gilliland, Sr., and three sisters, Dean Wells, Lucille Horton and Maxine Hinkle.
He served with the 419th Field Artillery Battalion during World War II in the European Theater, where he was awarded three Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal and the WWII Victory Medal. He was a member of Masonic Order 111.
Visitation for friends and family will be on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, beginning at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with his funeral services to follow at 2 p.m. with Bro. Jim McKinney officiating.
Burial will be in the Lakeside Memorial Gardens with full Military Honors by the American Legion Post 38 Honor Guard.
Pallbearers will be his nephews Curtis Gilliland, Jr., Richard Wells, Ernie Gilliland, Jack New, Jed Mounce, and Chris Conley.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland or the American Legion Honor Guard.
Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Linville E. Gilliland, Jr.
You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website: www.lakecumberlandfuneralhome.com.
Roy Arvis Franklin Girdler, age 82, son of the late Henry Jackson and Coatney Wilson Girdler, departed this life on Saturday, October 5, 2013.
Roy was born on October 29, 1930 in the Pleasant Hill Community of Pulaski County, Somerset, Ky.
He was united in marriage to the late Minnie Katherine Dick on February 3, 1951. They were married for more than 62 years.
Roy leaves behind three sons, Frankie (and Sherry) Girdler, Rick (and Sara) Girdler and Jeff Girdler; 5 grandchildren: Brandon (and Lindsey) Girdler, Chris (and Courtney) Girdler, Kelly Girdler (and Levi) Barnes, Francesca Girdler (and Tim) Micek, and Megan Girdler (and Jason) Weatherford; 5 great-grandchildren, Charleston Girdler, Brady, Sophie and Kate Barnes and Farrah Linlee Micek. Also surviving is a sister, Nina (and Hoy) Blevins of Somerset, and a brother, Brent (and Joyce) Girdler of Yorktown, Ind.; sisters-in-law Mildred Girdler and Marie Girdler, Lula Dick, and a brother-in-law, Algar Beasley; as well as a host of nieces and nephews who all mourn his passing.