Condolences for Joseph Marion Gilreath

Linda and Joe Brittain posted on 12/21/20

We are so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Our prayers go out for your peace and comfort.


Chip Lamb posted on 12/16/20

My most sincere condolences to his family. He was and his family are wonderful people. I remember from high school that he was well known as a competent and fair referee.


Donna Russell posted on 12/14/20

Praying for your family during this loss. I LOVED working for and with Joe in high school volleyball. One of my "buddies". Always loved talking with him and letting him share his stories.


Corum Smith posted on 12/14/20

I've known Joe since high school and was very fond of him. We played basketball together back when he was still at Mills River. We remained friends over the years and used to meet up at least once a month at the Mills River restaurant at a breakfast group for retirees. He was highly thought of and contributed immensely to the community throughout his life. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.


Lutrelle Livingston O'Cain posted on 12/12/20

Such a nice man and always had a smile on his face. Sorry for your loss.



Corrie Sullivan posted on 12/11/20

Prayers to the family and the power to find healing in this difficult time



Jimmie Lynn Sams Whitmire posted on 12/11/20

Oh the memories that come flooding back from my childhood and youth and beyond. My deepest sympathy to Mary, Terry, Marion, and Toby. I love you all!


Susan alonso posted on 12/11/20

Our heart is with the family of Mr. Gilreath.I never had the opportunity to meet him but enjoyed all the wonderful stories from his daughter, Terry.


Pat Pope posted on 12/10/20

Dearest Mary and Family, so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. He was always such a pleasure to know. Although we have not kept in touch lately your entire family have crossed my mind and l have wondered about all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you, with much love.


Michael Lawing posted on 12/10/20

Oh man Joe, What A friend, a mentor & a confidant. You will be truly missed. How many pancakes did we make together ? Thank you brother, for so many blessings !


Mark Pepitone posted on 12/10/20

I wish Mr. Gilreath's family peace during their time of grief. I know he was an amazing man, through the stories his daughter Terry would share. May he rest in peace



Rosie and Sonja posted on 12/10/20

Joe and Mary have been our neighbors. Sitting on the breezeway we would listening to Joe's many life stories that would make us laugh. We miss your southern voice,your laugh and your smiling eyes.


Steve Carson posted on 12/10/20

I am blessed that I knew Joe my entire life. He was always so good to our family. He worked continually to help people many ways. He will be remembered by many for his impact. Prayers and blessings to all the family.



Ruby Knoll posted on 12/10/20

Prayers and supplication for Mr Gilreath who passed away on December 8 th . Although I never met him in person but learned a lot about him through his daughter Ms. Terry. He was indeed a brave and kind hearted person. May his soul RIP.


deborah griffin posted on 12/9/20

Joe was one of my favorite referee's when I played basketball at Edneyville High School in the 1980's. I knew when he walked in the gym, we had one of the best.