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Marlin Carter Gillenwater

Obituary Marlin Carter Gillenwater, 68, of Tompkinsville, passed from time to eternity on Friday, June 24, 2016 at the Monroe County Medical Center in Tompkinsville, following an extended illness. While in the company of his loving family.He was born April 12, 1948 in Monroe County, KY to the late Dale Gillenwater and Callie Deckard Gillenwater. He was a lineman for Tri County Electric for several years, a construction worker, farmer and a horse and mule enthusiast. He was a member of Freedom #2 Missionary Baptist Church.He is survived by one son: Mark Gillenwater and wife Mary of Franklin, TN, three daughters: Alisa Melton and husband Alan of the Oak Grove Community of Clay County, Heather Dunham and husband Elder Greg of Westmoreland, TN, Amanda Leach of Celina, TN, one brother: Billy Gillenwater of Tompkinsville, six grandchildren: Carter, Samuel, and Annie Gillenwater, Callie and Caitlin Dunham and Dylan Leach.In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers: Joe and Freddie Gillenwater, two infant brothers, one sister: Elane Coffelt and son-in-law: Dave Leach.Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, June 26 at 3:00 PM at Strode's Gamaliel Chapel in Gamaliel with burial to follow in the Beautiful Home Cemetery.Visitation will be after 2:00 PM on Saturday and after 8:00 AM on Sunday at Strode's Gamaliel Chapel in Gamaliel.Memorials are suggested to the Beautiful Home Cemetery. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Marlin Carter Gillenwater please visit our Sympathy Store. Cemetery Details Beautiful Home Cemetery KY, Visitation JUN 25. 2:00 PM (CDT) Strode's Gamaliel Chapel 315 E. Main Street (Highway 100)Gamaliel, KY, 42140cody.bell@strodefuneralhome.com Visitation JUN 26. 8:00 AM (CDT) Strode's Gamaliel Chapel 315 E. Main Street (Highway 100)Gamaliel, KY, 42140cody.bell@strodefuneralhome.com Service JUN 26. 3:00 PM (CDT) Strode's Gamaliel Chapel 315 E. Main Street (Highway 100)Gamaliel, KY, 42140cody.bell@strodefuneralhome.com To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Marlin Carter Gillenwater, please visit our floral store.

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Our deepest sympathy to all Marlin's family. We pray for peace and comfort for you all.

with love, Jr and Betty Rhoton Jun 28 2016 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies to the family on your loss. May the words of Isaiah 25:8 bring you some comfort during this difficult time. Soon our enemy death will be swallowed up forever.

Y. McBeath Jun 27 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss!!

Becky Rich Ray Jun 25 2016 12:00 AM

He became the typical regular customer while I still worked at The Eatin' Table. I could always have his order written down as soon as I saw him pulling in, it never changed. Even the way he said it. "I'll take a biscuit and gravy, a couple sausage, and two eggs over light." He always only ordered a coffee, even though I knew he'd end up asking for water too. He was a good one, he'd flash a huge grin whenever he walked in and I'd greet him "Hello Mr. Gillenwater." And he eventually learned my name and greeted me the same. Prayers for the family and all that knew him!

Melissa Keys Jun 25 2016 12:00 AM