David Gillean, 64 of Paris, Texas, went to be with the Lord Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, at his home with loving family and friends by his side. Due to COVID-19, a private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements were made by Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home.
David was born Nov. 22, 1955 in Baytown, Texas, a son of Jack Elmer and Carole Ann Morris Gillean. He married Kathryn Barnett on Oct. 1, 1979 in Paris. David received his BA from Texas A&M Commerce. David was a pastor of The Saving Grace Ministries, formally Tudor Street Gospel Mission.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Carole Gillean; and a granddaughter, Laurn Gillean.
David is survived by his wife, Kathryn; children: Ricky Gillean and wife, Missy, Lori Nixon and husband, Glenn, Caleb Gillean and wife, Audrey; grandchildren: Meghan Gillean, Geoff Nixon, Gillean Nixon; brothers: Steven Gillean and wife, Robbie, Mark Gillean and Gary Barmore and wife, Helana.
The family recognizes how loved and appreciated “The Rocking Rev” was for his musical abilities, on his “yellow monster” as well as mandolin, dobro, acoustic guitar, bass and piano.
Family requests memorials may be made to The David Grace Ministries.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.fry-gibbs.com.