Funeral services for Thomas Leon Gammill, 93, of Rayville, Louisiana were held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Chapel at Brown-Holley Funeral Home, in Rayville, Louisiana, with Bro. Tommy Gammill and Glynn D. Roberts officiating. Interment followed in Stevenson Cemetery under the direction of Brown-Holley Funeral Home.
Thomas Leon Gammill was born on January 9, 1924 in Richland Parish, Louisiana. He departed this life on April 19, 2017, in Rayville, Richland Parish, Louisiana.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Marley Levi Gammill and Birdie Beatrice Box Gammill; and by his loving wife of 57 years, Helen Bernice Hardy Gammill.
Left to cherish his memory is his daughter, Patsy Roberts and husband, Glynn of Rayville, Louisiana; his daughter, Helen Stewart and husband Frank of Lake Providence, Louisiana; and his son, Tommy Gammill and wife, Mickie of Long Beach, Mississippi.
He is survived by 8 grandchildren, John David Murray, Patrick Murray and wife Ashley, Greg Roberts, Tiffany Thibodeaux and husband Garin, Jason Bailes and wife Cheyenne, Natosha Flores, Jonathan Gammill and wife Kala, and Danielle Shepherd. He is also survived by 17 great grandchildren, Lexi Roberts, Garrett Roberts, Eileen Murray, Colin Murray, Brody Thibodeaux, Kallie Mae Thibodeaux, Blakelynn Bailes, Cheylee Bailes, Ronald Dean Bailes, Diego Flores, Marissa Flores, Abi Flores, Carlos Flores, Madison Shepherd, Andrea Shepherd, Austin Shepherd, and Kammy Burney.
He is also survived by two brothers, Lilburn Gammill and wife Irene of Niceville, Florida and Billy Ray Gammill and wife Roz of Monroe, Louisiana, and one sister-in-law Jean Burkett of Farmerville, Louisiana, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Grandsons served as her pallbearers.
Leon Gammill was a carpenter and residential building contractor for about 50 years, working well into his 80's. He built many, many houses in East Carroll Parish, Madison Parish, and Richland Parish. He was affectionally called "boss man" by those who worked for him. He taught many aspiring young carpenters how to build. He took great pride in his work, and if he built a house, it was built right.
Leon Gammill was a Christian his entire adult life, having surrendered his life to the Lord as a young boy. He was a long time member of Clear Lake Baptist Church until he became a resident of the nursing home. His focus was always upon his Lord and it can truly be said that he died as he lived, a Christian.
The family wishes to extend its sincere thanks to Dr. David Thompson, Dr. Matthew Prine, Richardson Medical Center and staff, Richland Hospice and staff, and Colonial Manor Nursing Home, Mr. Rob Landry and staff, for their excellent loving medical care given to our Daddy.
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