Kenneth Harvey Gilleland, 89, of Statesville, N.C., passed away peacefully, Sunday, June 21, 2020. Mr. Gilleland was born December 5, 1930, in Iredell County and was the son of the late Claude and Lillie Troutman Gilleland.

He was a graduate of Celeste Henkel High School, served in the U.S. Army and was married to the late Martha Bost Gilleland. They were members of Seventh Day Adventist Church in Statesville. Mr. Gilleland was retired from Uniglass Industries and also worked at the Statesville Auto Auction.

He is survived by two daughters, Teresa Gilleland of Statesville and Sherry G. Daily (Richard) of Owens Cross Road, Ala.; two grandchildren, Amanda Demsky (Steve) of Tryon, N.C., and Michael Daily (Heather) of Rome, Ga.; and three great grandchildren, Noah, Wyatt and Ava.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by five sisters, Charlotte Morrow, Rose Gryder, Geraldine Gilleland, Ruby Fischer, and Betty Weston; and six brothers, Claude, Monroe, Kelton, Troy, Slate and Mott Gilleland.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2020, in the Troutman Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tim Cove officiating. Burial will follow in the Piney Grove Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Troutman Funeral Home

Memorials may be made to Seventh Day Adventist Church Memorial Fund for Kenneth Gilleland and online condolences may be made to the family at

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.

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