Gilbert Stephen Cashion "Gil" CHARLOTTE - Gilbert Stephen "Gil" Cashion, native of Charlotte, NC, retired General Motors Executive, passed away June 9, 2014 after a short battle with cancer. Mr. Cashion, 71, son of the late Hazel and Pansy Cashion, resided in both Vero Beach, FL and Charlotte, NC. Gil was a man multiple strengths and talents. He exhibited spirituality and compassion to all, especially the elderly. When greeting Gil, you always received the perfect mix of humor and caring conveying the most personal touch with whomever he was speaking. Mr. Cashion never met a stranger. Through his career and personal life, he met a multitude of people and always left a lasting mark. Gil was a proud graduate of Western Carolina University and an Alumni of Tau Kappa Epsilon Chapter. Although Gil enjoyed a successful career with General Motors, his strength and joy came from his siblings, family and friends, daughter, his beloved wife of 26 years, Lucia. He loved his Lord, his life, his world travels and golf, his family and friends, his "grand dogs", and especially his only daughter, Randi, and love of his life, Lucia. Mr. Cashion was preceded in death by his wife, Lucia Howe Cashion, daughter of the late Luke and Louise Howe as well as brother Pruett Black, Jr. and wife Pat, and brothers-in-law Ronald Medlin, Curtis Wellmon, Dewey Sides, and Steve Berry. Gil is survived by his only daughter, Elizabeth Randall (Randi) Cashion, sisters Marsha Buff and husband Mel Buff, Brenda Wellmon, Betty Brown Sides, Penny Berry and special friend Dan Campbell; sister-in- law Becky Howe and special friend Jim Hewins; numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews; and special friend Larry Teasley. A Celebration of Gil's life will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 200 W. Trade St., Charlotte, NC on Sunday, June 22 at 2:00pm with reception following immediately in the Fellowship Hall. Visitation will be prior to the service at 1:15pm at the church. A family burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to
or Western Carolina University.
Published in Charlotte Observer from June 14 to June 20, 2014