Warren Gill, Jr.

Obituaries / Aug. 26, 2004 12:00am EDT

Warren Gill, Jr.

WOODBURY—Warren Gill, Jr., 50, formerly of Randolph, died at his home Tuesday morning, Aug. 17, 2004.

He was born May 28, 1954 in Corona, Calif.; the son of Warren and Helen (Williams) Gill.

He attended California schools and graduated from Sweet Water High School, San Diego, Calif., in 1972. He served with the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. for six years. He finished first in his class at jump school.

He married Sandra Baker February 1, 1977 in Dillion, S.C. He worked for the Fayetteville, N.C. Police Dept. for a year, before moving to Randolph in 1980, where he worked at Waterbury Plastics. He then continued his education at Lassen College in Susanville, Calif.

The Gills returned to Vermont in 1985, where he has served full time with the Vermont Army National Guard. He was serving as a deputy sheriff for the Orange County Sheriff’s Dept. and also served as a corporal for the Bradford Police Dept.

His memberships include: the Lafayette Chapter, 101st Airborne Division, Disabled American Veterans, Northfield; Northfield American Legion, and National Rifle Assoc. In earlier years, he had been a member of the Junior ROTC. He was a Master Scuba Diver, and taught hunter safety in California, and was a firearms instructor for the Orange County Sheriff’s Dept.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Gill of Woodbury; three daughters: Shannon Hewett of Woodbury, Margene Michaud of Hardwick, and Laura Lowe of Cabot; a son, Warren Gill III of Woodbury; a step-daughter, Melissa Jordan of New Richmond, Ohio; his mother, Helen Burroughs of Randolph; his father and step-mother, Warren and Doris Gill of Phelan, Calif.; three sisters: Kathy Therrien of N.C., Karen Draper of Cabot, and Krissy Riviera of Calif.; a half-brother, Fleet Burroughs of Randolph, and 12 grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Friday afternoon, Aug. 20 at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center, with Chaplain (Major) John G. Feltz officiating. CWR Gene Summer of the Vermont Army National Guard read scripture and gave the eulogy.

Full military honors were given by the Vermont Army National Guard, who folded and presented the American Flag to Mrs. Gill. Pallbearers were members of the Orange County Sheriff’s Dept. and the Vermont Army National Guard.

Calling hours were held Friday morning at the Day Funeral Home, Randolph.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Day Funeral Home.

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