Reginald “Reggie” Gilley Sr., 82, died peacefully Dec. 18, 2019, surrounded by his loving family at Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center. He was born March 27, 1937, in Dedham, the son of Earl Gilley Sr. and Viola (Osgood) Gilley.
Reginald dropped out of school after eighth grade to help the family make ends meet. He met Nancy Webber of Bar Harbor and was married in 1955. They remained married until her passing in April of 2019.
Reginald worked many jobs until he ended up at the Jackson Lab, where he retired after 40 years. He also served as a Town Hill volunteer firefighter for over 50 years, 15 of which he was the fire chief. Reginald also loved to plow snow in the winter to supplement his income. He was jokingly referred to as “The Snow Plow King of Town Hill.”
He is survived by his son Everett, two granddaughters Kirsten and Felicia, grandsons Derek and Travis, great-granddaughter Finley and great-grandsons Mason and Colt. He is also survived by his brother Ernest along with many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sons Reginald Jr. and John, daughter Carol, brothers Earl Jr. and Clayton Sr. and sister Thelma Davis.
Reggie will always be known for having a smile on his face and helping anyone who needed it. He loved his family dearly.
There will be no memorial services per his wishes, and burial services will be held in the spring at the family plot in Town Hill.