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
Sr.

 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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