Ernest Julius Gillihan Jr.
On August 23, 2016, Ernie, “Big E” as he was known,with his
family by his side passed at the home of his daughter, Carrie
Bush, in Boca Raton, Florida after a long battle with Cancer.
Ernie was born on June 29, 1965. He was born and lived in
the Nashville, Tennessee area. He went to Goodlettsville High
School. Ernie moved to Pleasant Shade / Gainesboro,
Tennessee in 1997 to farm with his wife and children. He
worked for Pinkerton until 1999, when he was hired to work in
corrections at the Jackson County Sheriff's Department. He
served under Sheriff Wayne Mahaney, Sheriff Kenneth Bean,
Sheriff Charlie Collier, and Sheriff Brad Stafford, when he took
FMLA because of his illness.
He is survived by his wife: Deborah Lynn Gillihan; daughters:
Carrie Renee Bush and Isabella Marie Gillihan; sons: Raymond
Thomas Rader, Christopher Adam Gillihan, Randy Travis
Bassham, and Jason Aaron Gillihan; 7 granddaughters: Destiny
Renea Gillihan, Jaylynn Harley Gillihan, Mc Kenna Jamie
Gillihan, Kayleigh Nicole Gillihan, Keanna Jade Gillihan, Lilli-
Mail Danielle Bush, Tyra Leann Bassham; mother: Linda Fay
Aldridge Gillihan; sisters: Tammy Gillihan Lewallen, Rhonda
Gillihan Young Hall, and Angel Gillihan; and brothers: Terry
Gillihan, Timothy Gillihan, and Mickey McLeod.
He was preceded in death by his father: Ernest Julius Gillihan
A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, September 11, 2016,
at 3 P.M. Visitation will be from 1 P.M. until time of services at
Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in Gainesboro,
TN. Interment will be at Wartrace Cemetery, 1103 Wartrace
Hwy, Pleasant Shade TN, 37145 on US#262 in Highland.
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