Jack (Jackie) Gilley died July 3, 2022, peacefully at his home in Franklin with his love, Cheryl, by his side. He was born Jan. 14, 1962, in Bar Harbor, the son of Jack, Sr. and Marguerite (Ames) Gilley.
He was a 1980 graduate of MDI High School and continued his education in Northern Maine, receiving a degree in masonry. Returning to his hometown of Southwest Harbor, working his craft for most of his life; he was an excellent mason, sought out by many. When not masonry, he worked in the fishing industry, fishing for lobster and scallops. Let’s not forget his short stint in modeling (see above!).
Life for Jackie was all about close family and friends. He was kind and considerate, always helping anyone in need. He certainly loved fun and riding the line—so many stories, a lot being told over the last year. The last 11 years he spent with Cheryl were the best of his life, laughing every single day. He was a fantastic father; he loved and adored his children and would do anything for them. Everyone who was lucky enough to have known and loved Jackie is better for it.
Jackie is predeceased by his mother, Marguerite. He is survived by his father, Jack, Sr.; son, Jesse and fiancé Shelby of Southwest Harbor and their children James and Grace; daughter, Mindy and husband Michael Letson of Chickamauga, Ga. and their children Mason, Melia and Mathias; daughter, Jillian and partner Taylor Cleaves of Bass Harbor and their children Broderick and Niko; his sister, Ellen and husband Frank Stanley and their daughter Shannon; their son, Kyle and his wife Natalie; his sister, Laura and husband Donnie Sullivan and their children Shelby and Aaron and very special great-niece and nephews; his beloved fiancée, Cheryl Moody of Franklin and her sons, Nick Sayre and fiancée Giselle Cyr and children Savannah and Eli Sayre of Southwest Harbor and Adam Sayre and wife Morgan Gilman of Brookline, Mass. and many special friends.
Thank you to Northern Light Hospice for the excellent care provided for Jackie. At his request, no celebration of life; however, raise a glass to this great friend and family man who will be greatly missed.
Condolences may be expressed at www.acadiacremation.com