Donald Wayne Gilpin Sr., 68 of Taylorville passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016 at 1:15 p.m. at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur. He was born September 28, 1947 in Taylorville, IL the Son of Perry and Mary (Choquette) Gilpin. He married Sherry K Haubold on May 10, 1969 in Stonington, IL and she survives. He worked for Wagner Casting as a finish grinder and inspector and was a member of the Taylorville American Legion Post 73.
Also surviving are his Daughter: Sheila (Mark) Spivey of Cicero, IN; Son: Donald Wayne Gilpin Jr. of Mooresville, IN; Grandchildren: Lyle Wayne Gilpin, Michael Lee Spivey, and Harley Dakota Wayne Gilpin; Sister: Linda (Larry) Saulsberry of Mt. Auburn, IL; Brother: Perry Leon Gilpin of Granville, NV; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Brothers: David Gilpin, Richard “Dickey Bird” Gilpin; Sister: Sandra M. Scott.
He had served his country in the Army during the Vietnam Era. He loved fishing, playing solitaire and sharing an adult beverage with his family and friends. Most of all, he cherished his Grandsons.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 26, 2016 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Tim Hargrove officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery in Riverton, IL with full military rites.
Memorials may be made to the Taylorville American Legion Post 73, 110 West Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568