Dan Gillies, 60, of Vidor died Wednesday, May 6, at UTMB Hospital in Galveston.

A native of Battle Creek, MI, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Dan was the senior equipment operator for Lamar College Port Arthur for the past 14 years.

Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. A memorial for family and friends will be held at 1:30 pm Sunday, May 17, at his residence.

Dan is survived by his wife Debbie Gillies of Vidor; sons Derrick Lee Gillies and Daniel Lloyd Gillies, and his wife Keri, all of Vidor, TX; daughter Denise K. Vaughn and her husband David, of Orange; father Richard Gillies of Battle Creek; brothers Mark Gillies of Battle Creek and Tim Gillies Union City, MI; five grandchildren Libbie, Vivien, Holden, Daegan and Makena.

He was preceded in death by mother Joyce Gillies and brother Alan Gillies.