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Harbour Lee Gilley
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Obituary for Harbour Lee Gilley

Harbour Lee Gilley, 87, of Spencer, VA, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County. He was born on May 20, 1930 in Patrick County, VA to the late Jeff Gilley and Emma Craig Gilley. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by sister, Sarah Holliman; and brother, Bill Gilley.

Mr. Gilley was a member and former deacon of Stone Memorial Christian Church. He worked for Pulaski Furniture, Coca-Cola Bottling Company and retired from the City of Martinsville under Public Works. He was a charter member at Horsepasture District Volunteer Fire Department and served as chaplain of the Fire Department. In addition to his positions at the Fire Department he also led their top fundraising effort. He was also a former member of the Horsepasture Ruritan Club. In addition to his other jobs, he also worked at Howell Funeral Home, Stone Funeral Home, Tomlinson Funeral Home, and Evan’s Real Estate and Auction Company. He touched many lives, was loved by all, and he never met a stranger.

Mr. Gilley is survived by his wife Sue Hylton Gilley of 50 years; daughter, Victoria Hankins (Tori) and husband William of Martinsville, VA; sisters, Nancy Biggs and husband Bob of Roanoke, VA, Carlyne Bondurant and husband Howard of Snow Creek, VA, and Lois Turner of Ridgeway, VA; brother, Hamon Gilley and wife Peggy of Collinsville, VA, brother-in-law Tommy Holliman of Ridgeway, VA; grandchildren Levi and Caleb Hankins; several nieces and nephews, and many special friends.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Stone Memorial Christian Church with Tim Wood and Lawrence Harris officiating. A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Stone Memorial Christian Church. The interment will be held at Mayo Christian Church in Spencer, VA where he previously served as Deacon, Elder, and the Sunday School Superintendent.

Memorial donations may be made to either Horsepasture Fire Department at 320 Spencer-Preston Rd. Martinsville, VA 24112, or Stone Memorial Christian Church at 3030 Virginia Ave. Collinsville, VA 24078.

Norris Funeral Services Inc. and Crematory Martinsville, VA is serving the Gilley family.

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Stone Memorial Christian Church

3030 Virginia Avenue
Collinsville, VA 24078





2:00 PM
Stone Memorial Christian Church

3030 Virginia Avenue
Collinsville, VA 24078

Cemetery Details


Mayo Christian Church Cemetery

Memorial Contribution

Horsepasture Fire Department

320 Spencer Preston Rd.
Martinsville, Virginia 24112

Stone Memorial Christian Church

3030 Virginia Avenue
Collinsville, VA 24078

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