Services for Thomas F. “T.F.” Gilleland, 78, of Rockdale were scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with Rev. Billy Ray Crow of Assembly of God Church in Rogers and Rev. Earl Presley of First Christian Church in Rockdale officiating. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale.
Mr. Gilleland died Monday, Dec. 27, at Scott & White Hospital in Temple.
He was born May 28, 1932, in Davilla to D.C. and Lillian Estelle (Hill) Gilleland.
He married Floye Nell Caffey on July 1, 1951, in the Tracy community.
Mr. Gilleland attended grade school in Temple and graduated from Sharp High School in 1949. He attended two years at Texas A&M University and graduated from Southwest Texas State (now Texas State University).
Mr. Gilleland taught one year at Little River Academy, then moved to Rockdale, where he has lived the past 55 years.
He was a retired securit y guard with TXU.
Mr. Gilleland was a member and elder of First Christian Church.
He was a member of Rockdale Country Club, where he held the club championship for several years.
He also coached youth baseball for 18 years.
Mr. Gilleland was preceded in death by a son, Timmy Gilleland; a grandson, John Robinson; and his parents.
Survivors are his wife, Floye Nell Gilleland of Rockdale; a son, Randy Gilleland of College Station; a daughter, Suzanne Clark and husband Clift of Rockdale; a special daughter-in-law, Lynn Gilleland of Anderson; a sister, Betty Sue Wolf of Grand Junction, Colorado; a brother-in-law, Clifford Caffey and wife Joy of Rockdale; six grandchildren, Trey and wife Sharon Clark, Chad and wife Kelly Clark, Cody and wife Tami Clark, Lyndi and husband Jared Birkhead, Cody and wife Teresa Robinson, Shelley and husband Monte Beall; and seven great-grandchildren, Hunter and Carlee Clark, J.T. Clark, Emily and Kendall Robinson, Bryce and Branden Beall.
Pallbearers will be Trey Clark, Chad Clark, Cody Clark, Jared Birkhead, Cody Robinson, Monte Beall, Russell Caffey, Jeff Caffey, Richard Towns and Dwayne Muston.