Franklin Delano Gilley

Born in Manchester, Tennessee on October 26, 1940

Departed on March 2, 2019 and resided in Whites Creek, Tennessee

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Franklin Delano Gilley- Age 78, Born on October 26, 1940 and departed this life on March 2, 2019. He was born in Machester, TN and resided in Nashville, TN. He was the son of Aubrey and Gladys Gilley.
Frank is survived by his wife of 33 years, Cherie Celiene Wilkerson Gilley of Nashville, Tennessee; brothers, Everett Burton (Bernice) Gilley, Jimmy Joe (Sharlene) Gilley and Aubrey Lee Gilley, Jr.; numerous nieces and nephews.
Frank served in the United States Air Force. He then worked on the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department from 1969-1990 as an officer which was a profession he loved.
Frank was a member of the Elks Lodge in Brentwood. He was a member of the Moose Lodge on Charlotte Pike. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He served as an usher at Cornerstone Church.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, March 11, 2019 at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will be at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Middle TN State Veterans Cemetery on McCrory Lane at 1 p.m.
Pallbearers are AL Parker, Terry Stewart, Don Yount, John Gilley, Mark Gilley and Mike Pitt. Honorary Pallbearers are Lyn Rossi, Charles Singer and Henry Burch.
Pastor Rick Smith will officiate at the funeral and Pastor Ronnie Pittenger will share as his Pastor in earlier days.

6 Comments to Franklin Delano Gilley

  1. John A. Garrett
    March 5, 2019 3:50 pm

    I worked with Frank at the old South Station on Nolensville Road. It was a great time to work as a police officer and the rookies were placed with a lot of seasoned officers. I was a rookie in 77 and rode with Frank on many occasions. We always had a good time and laughed a lot. He gave me one of my first extra jobs when he had site security for the building of Nashboro Villiage.

  2. jimmy w randall
    March 6, 2019 11:12 am

    frank was my best friend since 1962 we work together for years. We were just like brothers. Sorry for your lost. He will be missed

  3. Lou and Gen Gilley
    March 6, 2019 4:19 pm

    Sorry for your loss ☹️ Frank was a great man.
    We thought the world of him . Loved
    him and Che’rie. He will be sadly missed by all
    who knew him.

  4. Ross and Shannon Musgrave
    March 6, 2019 8:35 pm

    Our prayers to Sherri and all the family.

  5. Barbra Jean smith
    March 28, 2019 12:30 pm

    Frank always was a gentle sole. Will be missed by those who loved and knew him. T
    Our world was a better place with Frank in
    it. Rest In Peace and May God keep you in his care.

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