Rory Gillies

Rory James Gillies
April 27,1959 – September 13, 2018

Rory Gillies, 59, of Bryan, passed away on Thursday September 13, 2018 surrounded by his family. We will honor and celebrate his life on Monday September 17, 2018, guest are invited to visit with the family from 10AM until the time of the service at Twelve Noon. The service will be held at Texas Avenue Baptist Church, College Station. Cremation services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

Rory Gillies was born in Brownsville, TX on April 27, 1959 to Mark Jacob Gillies II and Norma Herty Gillies. Soon after graduation from St. Joseph Catholic High School he was enrolled at Texas A&M University in College Station where he completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1983. He was self-employed as a Contractor in the Bryan-College Station area.

His soul mate, Janice, completed him, whom he was married to for 19 years. Janice and Rory had a very special love. He always knew how to make her smile and laugh every day. They enjoyed traveling and seeing the world together. He loved Aggie football, cooking, fishing and spending time with his family. Rory had a very special bond with his grandchildren who they lovingly referred to as GoBear.

Rory is preceded in death by his parents Mark Gillies II and Norma Gillies and by his brother Mark Gillies III.

His wife Janice Gillies, son Stuart Gillies and wife Alison, daughter Samantha Gillies, bonus-daughter Mandi Hersley and husband Michael, bonus- daughter Samantha Lambert and husband Chris, and his grandchildren Landon, Blake, Chelsey and Shawn survive him. His sister Marie Gaussiran and husband Thomas, brothers Richard Gillies and wife Shirley, Allan Gillies and wife Celia, and in- laws Gene Howard and wife Norma also survive him. His numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and dear friends will also forever remember Rory.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the B/CS Habitat for Humanity in memory of Rory.

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  1. Janice,
    Esther and I send our sincere condolences. We are shocked and saddened to hear this news. May the Lord be with you during this time.
    Bob and Esther Carrigan

  2. Janice, sending love and prayers to you and your family. May you all find strength and peace in the coming days.

    Love to you all!
    Mary Picone

  3. Our hearts are with you all. Know that we love you and that we’re so glad to have had the opportunity to get to know Rory this last year. Praying for peace and comfort in this time of grief.

    With love,
    Amy & Randy Chaffin

  4. So sorry for your loss. It is our loss too. We are remembering the happy times we spent with you and will miss our dear friend Rory.

  5. So sad to hear of Rory’s passing. My thoughts and prayers for his family. I’ll always remember Rory’s warm, friendly and loving personality. He was a treasured high school friend who filled many of us with fun memories. Rest In Peace my friend.

    Ricky Nunez
    St. Joseph Academy, Class of ‘77

  6. I wish I could be there today to meet Rory’s family, but I have to be at work.
    I extend my deepest sympathy to them.
    Rory was one of my favorite customers during the past 25 years.
    We shared lots of laughs every time he came to see me.
    I am going to miss him so much.
    Mike Gideon (Brazos Valley Lumber-Furrows-and McCoy’s)

  7. Sending sincere condolences, prayers for Peace and Strength to your family during this time. Rory was such a pleasure and always there to do a top notch job for my clients when needed. He will be greatly missed in the real estate community. Blessing, Marsha Sanford

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