Edwin Gene Gilliatt, 82, of Fishers, passed away on Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Community Hospital North in Indianapolis. He was born on February 15, 1936 to Fred and Ocie (Hollen) Gilliatt in Taswell, Indiana.
Gene proudly served his country in the United States Army and was a lifetime member of the American Legion. He received a Bachelor of Accounting degree from Butler University and retired in 1998 after 30 years as a CPA for the IRS. Gene had a passion for attending worship, was a past member of Fairview General Baptist Church and a current member of ITOWN Church. He loved being out in nature, especially in Southern Indiana, and loved gardening and planting trees on the acres he owned. Gene was proud of the restoration of a historic home that is on a mural in the Dubois County Museum. He loved working crossword puzzles, enjoyed researching family ancestry, and loved storytelling. He was very involved with his grandkids and always attended their activities.
Gene is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jeanie Austin Gilliatt; daughters, Lola (Richard) Wiebe and LaVon (Michael) Wade; sisters, Helen Atwood and Lillie Mae (Nova) Newton; five grandchildren, Brian (Michelle) Wiebe, Diana Wiebe, and Abigail, Brooke & Jenna Wade; great-granddaughter, Nicolette Wiebe; and best friend, James Enlow.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his baby brother, Carrol Gilliatt, brothers, Nova Gilliatt and Orel Gilliatt; and sister, Claris Bowles.
Services will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Fairview General Baptist Church, 5560 West Patoka School Rd, in Eckerty, Indiana, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Rev. Al Madden will officiate. Burial with military rites will follow at Birdseye Cemetery in Birdseye, Indiana. Following the graveside service, a meal will be provided at the Fairview General Baptist Church.
Gene's family has entrusted his care to Randall and Roberts Funeral Homes in Fishers, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fairview General Baptist Church, 5560 West Patoka School Rd, Eckerty, IN 47116; or ITOWN Church (directed to the new building fund), 9959 East 126th Street, Fishers, IN 46038.