Roy Marvin Gilliland, age 65 of Liberty, passed away peacefully at his residence with his loving family by his side. Roy was born February 21, 1953 in Liberty, TX, son of the late Hilton Gilliland and Helen Payne Gilliland. He graduated from Liberty High School in 1972. Roy started working with the City of Liberty as a lineman and then finished his career as the City Building Official where he served the City for forty-two years before retiring. Roy loved watching his Dallas Cowboys where he was an avid fan. He loved going to Lake Charles as well as traveling to many places. In his spare time, Roy enjoyed spending time on his CB Radio and especially loved his time with his grandchildren. The community has lost a dear love one and he will be missed.
Roy was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife; Brenda Gilliland, sisters; Sandra Rich, Donna Morris and Sheryl Maxwell. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife of four wonderful years; April Gilliland of Liberty, daughter; Erica Gilliland Erskins and husband Jay of Liberty, son; Eric Gilliland and wife Crystal of Moddy, AL, brothers; Bill Gilliland and wife Joann of Temple, TX, Mike Gilliland and wife Jo Ann of Liberty, sister; Diane Jones and husband Gordon of Tarkington, step-daughters; Sara Reiss, Shae Reiss, grandchildren; Kaylyn, Josh, Landon, Kirsten, Mason, Kinley, Karleigh and Khelen and numerous nieces and nephews.