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Sammy Richard Gillenwater

January 19, 1950 — December 17, 2023

Gate City, VA

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Sammy Richard Gillenwater – Gate City, VA

Sammy Richard Gillenwater, 72, Gate City, VA, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2023, at his residence.

Sammy was born in Kingsport, TN, on January 19, 1950, to the late Emerson Gillenwater, and Margie (Presley) Gillenwater.

He was a member of Pleasant View Church.

In addition to his parents, his sister, Betty Bitting; and brothers, Clayton Gillenwater, Jackie Gillenwater, and infant, Leland Gillenwater preceded him in death.

Left to cherish his memory are sisters, Gency Lou Gillenwater, and Barbara Fitzpatrick (George); brothers, Darrell Gillenwater, Dwight Wayne Gillenwater, Michael A. (Jennifer) Gillenwater, Dennis K. (Tina) Gillenwater; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

The family will receive friends from 1-2p.m., Wednesday, December 20, 2023, at the Stallard Family Church Cemetery, Fort Blackmore. VA. Services will be conducted at 2:00p.m., with Rev. Wayne Stallard and Rev. Gene Stallard officiating. Janice Herron and Jennifer Gillenwater will provide the music.

Graveside services will follow at the Stallard Cemetery, Fort Blackmore, VA. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Gate City Funeral Home, to help with funeral expenses.

An online guest registry is available for the Gillenwater family at www.gatecityfunerals.com.

Gate City Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Sammy Richard Gillenwater.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Stallard Family Church Cemetery

null, Fort Blackmore, VA 24250

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Stallard Family Church Cemetery

null, Fort Blackmore, VA 24250

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Stallard Family Church Cemetery

null, Fort Blackmore, VA 24250

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