Gerald Louis Gilley, 82, of Bridge City, passed away Sept. 22, in Galveston.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am, Saturday, Sept. 26, at United Pentecostal Church in Bridge City. Officiating will be the Rev. J.W. Harrell. A graveside service and interment will be held at 2:30 pm at Creel Memorial Cemetery in Reeves, La.

Visitation will be from 6:00-9:00 pm, Friday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.

Born in Calcasieu Parish, La, March 19, 1933, he was the son of Jacob Malee Gilley and Olivia Minnie (Roberts) Gilley. Gerald retired as an operator from Great Lakes Carbon and was a United States Army Veteran who served in the Korean Conflict. He was a loving husband, father, and a very proud grandfather who will be greatly missed. The family would like to give a special thank you to the Neuroscience CCICU at UTMB Galveston.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Shirley Alexander Gilley; daughter, Kala McDuffie and husband Jack, of Bridge City; granddaughter, Carley McDuffie; sisters, Bernice Juneau, of Westlake, La, Nadine Vinson, of Lake Charles, and Yvonne Cude and husband Raymond, of Lumberton and numerous nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers will be Dennis Lambert, Kenneth Gilley, Darrel Vinson, Louis Juneau, Jack McDuffie, and William Martin.