ROGER ALAN GILREATH October 16, 1956 - January 5, 2017 Dallas - Roger Gilreath, 60, longtime resident of Dallas, OR went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 5th with his wife and sons at his side. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Faith Evangelical Free Church in Dallas on Saturday, February 11, 2017 with Pastor Al Perkins officiating. Roger was born on October 16, 1956 in Hardin, Montana to Howard and Arlene Gilreath. He moved with his family in 1969 to Roundup, Montana where he attended school graduating from Roundup High School in 1975. He played football and was an avid sports fan. Following high school he was employed at Riverside Sawmill. Roger married Julie Ann Trouth on July 9, 1977 and moved to Dallas, Oregon in 1978, where he was employed at Mountain Fir Lumber Company in Independence. Later, he attended Linn-Benton Community College graduating with an Associate's in Metallurgy. He worked for Praegisters Industries until retiring with health issues in 1987. He was a lifelong gardener and skilled crossword puzzle solver. He played church league softball in his younger years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, camping with his family, and watching football. Nothing made him happier than spending time with his three year old granddaughter. Survivors include his wife, Julie, two sons, Brian and Brandon, a daughter-in-law, Jessica, and granddaughter, Zoey; two brothers, Ronnie and Joe, four sisters, Laura, Melodie, Nancy, Patti, and many dearly loved cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Bill, and a sister Peggy. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Roger's name to Faith Christian School at 2290 E. Ellendale Ave. Dallas, OR 97338 or James 2 at PO Box 1257 Dallas, OR 97338. You may go to the Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center website to leave a memory or message for the family www.dallastribute.com .
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