Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013 5:00 pm
William Thomas “Tom” Gill, 85, of Springhill, died Saturday, April 27, 2013 at his residence after a brief battle with cancer.
Gill was born Aug. 11, 1927 in Hayti, Mo., son of the late William Thomas “Bill” Sr. and Emma Louise Nethery Gill. After graduating high school in Bragg City, Mo., he attended Union University in Jackson where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. He served in the United States Air Force. After completion of the pilot training program, he served in the Korean Campaign, flying the F94B All Weather Interceptor, receiving several medals. While discharged from service, he was an avid entrepreneur enjoying many avenues of interest. He was a Baptist by faith.
Survivors include is wife, Mrs. Janie Johnson Gill of Springhill; three sons, William Thomas “Bill (Carolyn) Gill III of Newnan, Ga., William Patrick (Abby) Gill of Texarkana, Ark. and Thomas Joseph Gill of Madison, Ala.; one brother, Donald “Don” Caruth (JoAnne) Gill of Martin; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two nieces, Landy (Bill) Fuqua of Martin and Lisa (Dennis) Ivey of Aiken, S.C.; one nephew, Don (Heather) Gill of Knoxville; one self adopted daughter, Liliane (Dave) Haley of Franklin; and two self adopted grandsons, Christian Haley and Ethan Haley, both of Franklin.