The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


March 23, 2014

Eugene W. Gillock

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Eugene Willis Gillock, 85, Carthage, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Carthage Health & Rehab, Carthage, Mo.

Eugene W. Gillock was born Dec. 18, 1928, in Lawrence County, Mo., the son of the late Byrd Francis Gillock and Alice D. Spencer Gillock. He attended public schools in Sarcoxie, Mo. Gene worked as a bed assembler for Steadley Mfg., Carthage and was a member of the First Baptist Church,Carthage.

Survivors include a niece, Shirley Coleman, State of Oregon; four nephews, Lennie (Connie) Gillock, Joplin, Dennis Keith, Brighton, Colo., Lonnie Swanger and Leon Gillock, State of Oregon. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Nadine Swanger; two brothers, Leonard (Hazel) Gillock and James Gillock.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, at Knell Mortuary, Carthage, followed by a graveside service at Red Oak Cemetery, Red Oak, Mo.

Memorial gifts are suggested to the First Baptist Church, Carthage.

Online condolences may be expressed through

Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary, Carthage, Mo.

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