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Thursday, Apr. 28, 2016

Harry James Gillen Jr.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Harry James Gillen Jr., 81, Cloverdale, died Friday at Putnam County Hospital.

Born in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of Harry James and Elsie Margaret (Zeplin) Gillen.

A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a truck driver for Mid-America Trucking in Chicago.

He married Peggy Joan Bishop on May 2, 1950. She died Aug. 29, 2004.

Surviving are a sister, Patricia Janes; brother Richard Gillen; caregiver and sister-in-law, Jessie Lucas and husband Stanley, Cloverdale; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, sister Marolyn Bamaski and brother Jack Gillen.

Services will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale, with Pastor Wes McClure officiating. Burial will be in Cloverdale Cemetery.

Visitation is 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday.