Johnnie Blaine

June 8, 1928

June 5, 2019

Johnnie Blaine Gilley, 90, of Danville, Va., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Riverside Nursing Home.

He was born in Critz, Va., on June 8, 1928 to the late Emmett Gilley and Carrie Martin Gilley.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Hattie Mae Nolen Gilley; two daughters, Rhonda Doss (Steve), Dianne Cox (Jay), and son, Blaine Gilley. He has four grandchildren, Kelly Burton (Todd), Ken Doss (Staci), Jason Cox (Misty), Travis Cox, and four great-grandchildren, Anna Burton, Noah Burton, Walker Doss and Easton Doss. He is also survived by his sister, Dana "Polly" Roop.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers, Stanley, Randolph and Maynard Gilley; sister, Hazel Roop and grandson Tim Shough.

He attended Hardin Reynolds Memorial School and served in the United States Navy between 1948 and 1952. He was employed by Dupont in Martinsville, Va., for more than thirty years. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Danville serving as a prayer warrior for the past three years.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019 at McKee Stone Chapel and will be officiated by Reverend Bob Yeaman. Interment will follow in the Patrick Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Home-Martinsville, Va.

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