Ernie Gilreath, 75, passed away on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at the Care Center of Aberdeen. He was born on August 16, 1945 to John Henry, Sr. and Sarah Irene Dahlem Gilreath. Ernie was a 1965 graduate of Aberdeen High School and he was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Vietnam. Prior to his retirement, he had worked as a butcher at IGA and had been a supervisor at Walker Manufacturing. He was an avid outdoorsman who like to fish, hunt, and go walking in the woods.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 4, 2021 at Tisdale-Lann Funeral Home in Aberdeen with Bro. Robert Earl Fowlkes officiating. Burial will follow in the Lebanon Cemetery.
He is survived by his brothers, Robert Gilreath (Ivy) of Aberdeen and John Henry Gilreath, Jr. of Aberdeen; his sister, Carol Fulton (Jimmy) of Aberdeen; nieces and nephews, Tina Mills of Hamilton, Danny Fulton of Amory, Rita Gilreath of Aberdeen, Julius Earl Gilreath of Aberdeen, Sarah Gilreath of Aberdeen and Lynn of Hamilton.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Mary Virginia Gilreath.
Pallbearers will be Danny Fulton, Jimmy Fulton, Randy Mills, Avery Mills, Earl Gilreath, and Ted Dahlem.
Visitation will be noon until 1:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be shared with the family at tisdalelannmemorial.com