He is survived by his wife, Nancy E. (Farmer); a daughter, Anita Omietanski (Mike); two sons, Tom Gilkeson (Jackie), Kenneth Gilkeson (Faith); four grandchildren, Welsey and Whitney Gilkeson, Eric and Leanne Omietanski. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Cathy Ellen; two brothers and a sister.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the Hadley Funeral Home Reno Chapel, 1021 Pike Street, Marietta, OH 45750. A memorial service is being planned for a later date at the Gilman United Methodist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4444 Frantz Road, Dublin, OH, 43017 or the Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman Avenue, Marietta, OH 45750. Online condolences may be made at www.hadleyfh.com.