In Memory of

David

Lee

Gill

Obituary for David Lee Gill

David Lee Gill, 79, of Muskogee, OK passed away Friday, June 23rd, 2023. He was born September 12th, 1943 in Spiro, OK to Frank Haplin and Ollie Vermelle Gill. David graduated from Spiro High School with the class of 1961 and continued his education at Eastern A&M College and later Northeastern State University where he graduated in 1965.

After completing his education, David was called to serve his country in the Vietnam War, achieving the rank of a Sargent E-5 in the USMC. He was honorably discharged in 1967 at Camp Lejeune, NC.

David continued to serve his country by working as Chief Valuation Officer for the US Department of Veteran Affairs in Muskogee until his retirement.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Spiro, OK.

In 1984, David married Geraldine Gill. Together they enjoyed going to concerts, church activities, bird watching, and attending sporting activities. He also enjoyed hunting.

David was an active member of the Cherokee Nation Wings Running Club and enjoyed running 5ks and marathons statewide. He was also a member of the Audubon Society.

David was preceded in death by his parents Frank Gill and Ollie Vermelle Gill.

David is survived by his wife Geraldine Gill; nieces Shirley Harrison and her husband Scott, Jennifer Johnson; nephews Jeff Jacobs, Rick Nummy and wife Debbie; numerous great nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other family and friends.