Laurie E. Gilliland

  • "I will always remember his words of wisdom He was a dear..."
    - Billie Puff
  • "I think Ed was who I bought a horse from when I was 16. He..."
    - Diane (Dee Dee Jurey) Hoover
  • "I hunted with Ed a few times and shared wild turkey dinners..."
    - Jeff Frederick
  • "May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow."
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    - Keith

Laurie E. (Ed) Gilliland November 26, 1932 August 10, 2018 Laurie E. "Ed" Gilliland, 85, of Boalsburg, passed away at his home on Friday, August 10, 2018. Born on November 26, 1932, in Oak Hall, he was the son of the late David C. and Anna Rishel Gilliland. A father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend to many. Ed is survived by four children, several grandchildren, and two sisters. In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother. In his earlier days, Ed enjoyed trips out west and to Florida. He enjoyed the simple things in life, hunting, fishing, and watching the wildlife in his back yard. Ed was known to many in and around Centre County. A simple man of sorts, a "mountain man" to others. He was to many a "little rough around the edges", but to those closest to him, he was a kind soul with a good heart and always appreciated what folks did for him. Ed enjoyed his humble life to the fullest and will be greatly missed by those closest to him. Visitation will be on Monday, August 13, 2018, from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:30 a.m. at the Daughenbaugh Funeral Home in Centre Hall. Funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Rebecca Horn officiating. Burial will follow at the Boalsburg Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Daughenbaugh Funeral Home, Inc., 228 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall, PA 16828. An online guest book can be signed or condolences to the family available at
Published in Centre Daily Times on Aug. 11, 2018