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Woodrow A. Gilliland



Mr. Woodrow A. Gilliland, age 58, of Old Fort, North Carolina, passed away in the early morning hours of Sunday, October 11, 2020 at Valley Nursing Center in Taylorsville, North Carolina.  The son of the late Ervin A. and Willane Hart Gilliland, he was born in McDowell County, North Carolina on December 29, 1961.


An avid fisherman who enjoyed camping, Woodrow is survived by one daughter, Summer Gilliland; one son, Erik Gilliland; one sister, Darlene Burleson (Clinton); one brother, Steve Gilliland; and eight grandchildren. 


A gather of family and friends will be held on Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Beam Funeral Service & Crematory in Marion. 





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I'm so sorry to discover this so late. But I hope to let you and family know. I dearly love him . I just want to say thank you for the wonderful times and memories we had together . I'll always cherish the memories of him with love,

frankie beaver Nov 26 2020 12:00 AM

So very sorry to hear of Woody's passing. I went to school with him from elementary on. He would keep you laughing, that is for sure. Summer and family you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Cindy Johnson Swofford Oct 17 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Woodrow Gilliland

Brenda Jordan russell Oct 14 2020 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear about Woody... I worked with him... he was a mess... thought the world of him... praying for you!

Tootie Parker Oct 14 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear Woody is gone. He was my second cousin. We went to school together and never a day went by without having a good laugh with Woody. Last time I seen him at Walmart he had two lawn chairs in back of his truck. He told me Come on cousin and Ill give you a ride just like Grannie on Beverly Hillbillies. He wanted me to ride in chair on back of his truck threw town. I told him I was to old to do that now. Thats just how he would keep you laughing. I loved Woody and strange how I thought I'd just seen him over in Oakley walking down the road by Home Depot Sunday. I turned around an went back and couldnt find the guy. Woody I'll never forget you. Love and prayers to the family

toni grant Oct 14 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Woodrow Gilliland

Rodney Oct 13 2020 12:00 AM

Summer and Erik, you are in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.

Robert and Nancy Parker Oct 12 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Woodrow Gilliland

Robert and Nancy Parker Oct 12 2020 12:00 AM

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