Darrell Gene Gill Sr.


GILL, Darrell Gene Sr. 76, of Valrico, passed away Monday, July 9, 2012 to be in the arms of his loving Father. Darrell was born March 16, 1936 in Petroleum, WV, and will be missed but never forgotten by all who knew and loved him. He always had a smile and brought joy to anyone he was around. He served in the U.S. Navy for 22 years, 16 years active. He is survived by his wife of nearly 40 years, Elaine Rogers Dahler Gill. Also left behind are his sister, Joan (John) Dwyer, his son, Darrel (Carolyne) Gill Jr., his two daughters, Melanie (Dana) Christensen and Joelle (Daniel) Bishop, six grandchildren, Hunter Gill, Gentri, Lynsi, and J.M. Brierly, Ian & Samantha Christensen, and five great-grandchildren. Darrell also left a step-family who loved him as their own, Linda (Richard) Kimbrel, Donna (Terry) Engelman, Gary Dahler, David (Cheryl) Dahler, and Kathy (Rick) Bundy, 15 bonus grandchildren, 24 bonus great-grandchildren, and one bonus great-great-granddaughter. Service to celebrate his life will be at 2 pm, Friday, July 20th at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. No flowers requested but donations accepted to the American Kidney Foundation in his name. Words of comfort may be expressed atfloridamortuary.com Florida Mortuary Funeral & Cremation Services 813-237-2900

Published in the Tampa Bay Times on July 19, 2012