Joseph ‘Joe’ Gilliland, 78, of Anderson, SC, passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at Rainey Hospice House.
Born in Easley, SC on February 26, 1945, he was the son of the late William Oscar Gilliland and Rossey Gibson. He was married to the late Minnie Pearl Gilliland. Joe was a veteran of the US Army. He was awarded the Bronze Star for Heroism. He was also well known for the love he had for his children, grandchildren and had a one-of-a-kind sense of humor.
He is survived by his son, Charlton Sherman Gilliland; stepdaughter, Cindy Goff; brother, Richard Gilliland; ten grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, he is also predeceased by son, Leroy Alan Gilliland; two brothers; one sister; and one grandson, Lucas Cash.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2023, at 11:30 am at Sosebee Mortuary, South Chapel.
The family will hold a committal service at 1pm with Military Honors at MJ Dolly Cooper Veterans Cemetery on Thursday following the memorial service.
The family will be at the residence.
Sosebee Mortuary and Crematory, South Chapel, is assisting the family.
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