McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

May 21, 2013

Terry Gilliland


Submitted report

McALESTER — Terry Gilliland, 61, of Stuart, died Thursday May 16, 2013, in McAlester.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. May 30, 2013, at Kellerby Cemetery with the Rev. John Roberts officiating. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service of Prague.

Born June 26, 1951, in Franklin, Penn., he was the son of Seldo and Frances (McKee) Gilliland. He owned a small engine repair business.

He was head of Hughes County firefighter’s tax board and served more than 20 years with the Stuart Fire Department, 18 of which were as chief. He also served as head of Hughes County Fire and Safety Association.

Survivors include one daughter, Serena Gilliland, of Stuart; one son, Jim VanTreas, El Cajon, Calif.; one sister, Jean Bradburn, of Prague; companion, Kathy Atkinson, of Stuart; nephew, Loren Bradburn, Troutman, N.C., and special friends, Carl Jeffcoat, Charles Doan, Bobby Justice Sr., Adam Tweedel and Billy Stewart.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Brad Bradburn, and an infant brother, Brian.