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John Henry Gilreath, Jr.

October 1, 1934 — December 25, 2022

Aberdeen

John Henry Gilreath, Jr., 88 passed away on December 25, 2022 at the Care Center of Aberdeen.  He was born at home in the Darracott Community on October 1, 1934 to the late John Henry Gilreath, Sr. and Irene Dahlem Gilreath.  John graduated from Aberdeen High School. He married Mary Joann Wright in 1961 and together they shared nearly 50 years of marriage before her passing in 2010.  John was a small engine mechanic working for the Coca Cola Bottling Company in Aberdeen, Preston Auto Parts and lastly he worked with Charlie Clarkston.  John was most definitely an outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing and gardening.

He is survived by his son, Julius Gilreath (Angela), Aberdeen; daughters, Lynn McCann (Kenny), Hamilton and Sara Gilreath, Aberdeen; sister, Carol Fulton (Jimmy), Aberdeen; brother, Robert Gilreath (Iva Dean), Aberdeen; grandchildren, Ashton Evans (Michael), Kaitlyn Gilreath (Chad), Kayla Magee (Timothy), Jessica Smith, and Dylan Smith; great grandchildren, Jace Evans and Elvert Magee; also 2 great grandchildren on the way, Waverly and Emberson; a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he is preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Gilreath and brother, Ernie Gilreath.

Funeral services will be at 1 PM on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at Tisdale Lann Memorial Funeral Home in Aberdeen with Bro. Robert Fowlkes officiating.  Burial will follow in Lebanon Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Michael Evans, Chad Mobley, Timothy Magee, Dylan Smith, Kenny McCann and Donald Dahlem.  Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Hammack, Jace Evans and Elvert Magee.

Visitation will be prior to the service on Thursday from 11 AM until 12:45 PM at the funeral home.

Donations may be given to the Lebanon Cemetery Fund C/O Donnie Mobley 10292 Darracott Rd Aberdeen, MS 39730.

Condolences may be shared at tisdalelannmemorialfuneralhome.com.

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Thursday, December 29, 2022

11:00am - 12:45pm (Central time)

Tisdale - Lann Memorial Funeral

100 W Washington St., Aberdeen, MS 39730

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Thursday, December 29, 2022

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100 W Washington St., Aberdeen, MS 39730

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