Doug Gilley, 84, of Lower Browns Creek, went home to be with the Lord Monday, June 3, 2019, at his home. A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Telman and Ethel Miller Gilley. He was preceded in death by his wife: Carlean Fox Gilley, who passed away in 2003. He was also preceded in death by brothers: James, Billy and Charles Gilley; and a sister: Pauline Geouge. Doug’s passion was the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting, and his old car and car shows. Doug was a 50 year member of Blue Rock Baptist Church.
Surviving are his daughter: Kim Smith and husband, Dale; 2 grandchildren: Aaron and Morgan Smith, all of Hickory; and a special friend: Frances Huskins of Burnsville.
Funeral services will be held at 7PM Wednesday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Revs. Kenneth Forbes and Charles Carroll will officiate. A graveside service will be held at 10AM Thursday in Newdale Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5:30 until 7PM prior to the service at the funeral home.