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SFC (Ret.) Gilland Terry DeMoss

April 11, 1955 — December 21, 2022

Clarksville

Gilland T. DeMoss, better known as, Terry was born on April 11, 1955 in Ripley, Tennessee to William Nathan and Blondell DeMoss.

Gilland left home in 1974 after graduating from Haywood High and joined the Army where he spent 23 years until he retired. He later went on to work with the Department of Defense for 20 years and then retired from there. Gilland was united in Holy Matrimony to Maxine Capers and they were happily married for 46 years. To this union 3 children were born; Twainna Mack, Tamika Williams and Gilland T. DeMoss, Jr.

On Wednesday, December 21, 2022, my beloved husband, Gilland, was called home to be with our Lord and Savior.

He will be greatly missed by his wife, Maxine, his 2 daughters, Twainna Mack (Lester) and Tamika Williams (Earnest) and 1 son, Gilland DeMoss Jr; his mother, Blondell DeMoss of Ripley, TN; sister, Willie Broadnax of Ripley, TN; brothers, Howard DeMoss of Ripley, TN, Danny Ray DeMoss (Sarita) of Jackson, TN, Dale DeMoss of Humboldt, Grady (Boo) DeMoss of Ripley, TN, Stanley DeMoss of Memphis, TN and Dajuan DeMoss of Ripley, TN. He also leaves to cherish loving memories to 9 grandchildren, Tatiyana DeMoss, Ja’Nieva Stoker, Earnest “EJ” Williams, Ja’Kiya DeMoss, Isaiah DeMoss, Cameron Williams, Montez Mack, Iyana DeMoss, and Alyssa Williams, and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death and is now reunited with his father, William Nathan DeMoss and brother, Jimmie Lee DeMoss.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Gateway Funeral Home on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at 12:00 P.M. with visitation beginning at 10:00 A.M. until the time of service. Burial will follow after the service at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in Hopkinsville, KY with full military honors.

Arrangements are under the care of Gateway Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 335 Franklin St. Clarksville, TN 37040. Phone: 931-919-2600. Online condolences may be made by visiting gatewayfh.com.

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Visitation

Thursday, December 29, 2022

10:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)

Gateway Funeral Home & Cremation Center

335 Franklin St., Clarksville, TN 37040

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, December 29, 2022

12:00 - 1:00pm (Central time)

Gateway Funeral Home & Cremation Center

335 Franklin St., Clarksville, TN 37040

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Burial

Thursday, December 29, 2022

2:00 - 2:30pm (Central time)

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