Services for Gerald Robert “Jerry” Gilley, 63, were held on Jan. 26, 2011,
with the Rev. Gary Tigue officiating, under the direction of Moorhead Epps
Funeral Home in Gun Barrel City.
Gilley was born April 4, 1947, in Sherman to Oleta Chapman and Cecil Gilley
and died Jan. 23, 2011, in Gun Barrel City.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Nancy Ann Gilley; Alex Gilley, Lisa
Gilley, David Sprowls and companion Dea, Leslie Gilley, Robin Vick and
husband Jared, Gerald “Jerry” Gilley Jr. and wife Crystal; brother Steve
Gilley; sisters Cecelia Royko and Jeannie Browder; 17 grandchildren; two
great-granchildren; numerous other family members and many friends.
Services for Robbie Lee Clamon, 92, were held Jan. 28, 2011, at
Anderson-Clayton Brothers Funeral Home in Kemp with Bro. Tim Stevens
officiating. Interment followed at Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas.
Clamon was born May 8, 1918, in the Styx community, to Katie and Tom Clamon
and died Jan. 24, 2011, in Dallas.
He married Ella Mae Parson Aug. 2, 1937. The couple had three sons. Ella
preceded him in death June 30, 2006.
Clamon served in the U.S. Army during World War II with honor.
He was a member of the Kemp Church of Christ.
Clamon married Carolyn Thompson of Cap City Aug. 23, 2008. She made his
final years full and happy.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Thompson Clamon; sons Robert Dale Clamon
and wife Judy; Donald Leon Clamon; Larry Dean Clamon and wife Pat, all of
Mabank; grandchildren Robert Mark Clamon and wife Jennifer; Robin Carol
Lowry and husband Chris, both of Mabank; great-grandchildren Austin, Bethany
and Kyle Clamon; Caleb, Chesney and Charity Lowry; step-children Danny and
Jeffrey Thompson; six step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
Services for Irley Lee Meek, 88, were held Jan. 27, 2011 at the Mabank
Church of Christ. Interment followed at Rose Hill Cemetery in Fort Worth,
under the direction of Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home of Mabank.
Meek was born Aug. 30, 1922, in Quanaih to Tennie Mae and J.T. Meek and died
Jan. 25, 2011, in Gun Barrel City.
Meek was a big jokester and April Fool’s Day was his favorite holiday. He
loved the Dallas Cowboys. He also enjoyed golf and hunting.
He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service. He proudly
served at Normandy, Omaha Beach, and The Battle of the Bulge during World
Meek regularly attended the Mabank Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruby Faye Meek; and
daughter Virginia Faye Engel.
Survivors include daughter Patti Lee Leonard and husband Jess, Mabank;
grandchildren Rick Engel, Tammy Carter, Debbie Mertens, Shelby Adams and
Jess Lee Leonard; 10 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren;
brothers Harley Meek, Plainview; Wayne Meeks and wife Eva Fay, Weatherford;
sister Rosie McDonald; numerous nieces and nephews; other family members and