Rudolph F. Gilly

Published 4:49 pm Sunday, December 4, 2016

Rudolph “Rudy” Frank Gilly, age 85, a resident of Blounts Creek, NC, died Friday, December 2, 2016 at his home.

Rudy was born on July 9, 1931 in Allentown, PA to the late Samuel Gilly and Annie Lachner Gilly. He attended Smyrna Free Will Baptist Church. On September 16, 1995, he married Billie Lou Norman who survives. Rudy always loved to smile and make people laugh. He never met a stranger and would go out of his way to say hello to someone. Some of his interests include his love for music and being a handyman.

In addition to his wife Billie Lou Gilly, he is survived by two children, Gene “Corky” Gilly and wife Sara of PA, Nadine “Dini” Gonya and husband Rich of PA, two grandchildren, Casey Gonya, Jaqueline Gonya, six stepchildren, Donna Deans and husband Hal, Carol Norman, Kathy Long and husband Sandy, Jo Lynn Arseniu and husband Bill, Sheila Rowe, and numerous step-grandchildren and a step-great-grandchild.

The family will receive friends at the home 658 Norman Road, Blounts Creek, NC 27814.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Asera Care Hospice, 112 W. Firetower Road, Winterville, NC 28590.

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Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Gilly family.