Patrick Lee Gilliland, 73, of Westfield, passed away on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at St. Vincent Carmel Hospital. He was born on Feb. 12, 1942, in Indianapolis, as the son of Chas J. and Frances (Michael) Gilliland. Mr. Gilliland served in the Navy. Patrick married Bonnie S. (Martin) on May 10, 1962, in Willow Branch.
He worked for Chrysler at the transmission plant in Kokomo for many years before retiring. Patrick was a member and past commander at the Fortville VFW and a former master mason. He was a very sought after mechanic and had his own shop behind his house. He enjoyed gardening and loved to cook. He loved his family and took very good care of his wife.
Patrick is survived by his son, Patrick “John” Gilliland of Fishers; daughter, Sherry S. (Brian) Borshoff of Carmel; three brothers, Jack Gilliland, Bill Gilliland, and Rusty Gilliland; sister, Peggy Gilliland and five grandchildren, Patrick Thomas Gilliland, Mark Anthony Gilliland, Owen Michael Gilliland, Britney Nicole (Derrick) Webb, and Tiffany Borshoff.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Chas J. and Frances (Michael) Gilliland; wife, Bonnie Gilliland and brother, Nick Gilliland.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at the mortuary. Rev. Jim Ramsey will be officiating. Entombment will follow at Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis.
Memorial contributions may be sent directly to Veterans of Foreign Wars, 206 S. Main Street, Fortville, IN 46040 or envelopes will be available at the mortuary.