Wendell Rudolph “Rudy” Gillon 84 of Glasgow died February 14, 2021 at NHC Healthcare. The Barren County native was the son of the late Wendell “Jack” Gillon and Helen Lawrence Gillon. He was born November 14, 1936 in the Austin area. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother in laws, Glen “Sammy” Moore and Gary Ford.
Rudy is survived by his wife of 58 years, Gail Ford Gillon; his daughter, Sonya Bragg (Gary) and his son, Scott Gillon (Chele); his grandchildren: Kyle Bragg (Cierra), Kelsey Bragg and Boris Siakam and his great grandchildren: Briar, Brinlee and Brady Bragg and Joaquin Siakam. Other survivors include his brothers and sisters: Diane Moore, Gary Gillon and Rita Gillon; his sister- in-law, Susan Ford as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.
He was a 1955 graduate of Park City High School and attended the University of Kentucky. Rudy joined the Army in 1959 serving in Korea. After returning home from the service, Rudy and Gail were married February 16, 1963 and resided most of their lives in Barren County. He was a former fieldman for Dairymen Inc and Stockyard Farm and Dairy. Rudy was a member of Old Zion United Methodist Church where he was a Sunday School teacher. He was a founding member of the South Barren Volunteer Fire Department. He loved the Lord, his church family, his community and the University of Kentucky Wildcats.
Rudy never met a stranger and always had a smile. He enjoyed his family especially his grandchildren and was never happier than when he was with those he loved.
The family has entrusted Cone Funeral Home (1510 Campbell Lane) with arrangements. A walkthrough visitation will be held at Old Zion United Methodist Church on Highway 1297, Glasgow on Saturday, February 20, 2021 from 4 pm until 8 pm and again on Sunday, February 21, 2021 from 11 am until time of funeral services at 2 pm. Burial will follow in Old Zion Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the South Barren Volunteer Fire Department or the Old Zion Methodist Youth Group.
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