James Gaston Gilreath, 76, of Travelers Rest, passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at McCall Hospice House.
Born in Greenville County, he was a son of the late Doctor James and Flora Bell Cox Gilreath. Mr. Gilreath was retired from the Greenville County School System after 29 years and attended Northwest Baptist Church.
Surviving is his wife of 45 years, Virginia Bright Gilreath; a sister and four brothers, Shirley Merck (Joe), Melvin Gilreath (Brenda) all of Travelers Rest, Nelson Gilreath (Lee) of Goose Creek, SC, Joe Hardin Gilreath (Judy) and Ansel Gilreath (Meri) all of Taylors; a sister-in-law, Barbara Gilreath and many loving nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, James was predeceased by a brother, Johnnie Gilreath.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 PM Saturday afternoon in The Howze Mortuary Chapel with burial to follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Greer, SC.
The family will receive friends from 1 until 2:15 PM on Saturday prior to the service at the mortuary.
The family will be at the home of Ansel & Meri Gilreath.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, C/O Northwest Baptist Church, P.O. Box 814, Travelers Rest, SC 29690.
Online condolences may be expressed here.
The Howze Mortuary, Travelers Rest, is in charge of arrangements.