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Dr. James W. Gilliland Jr.

August 28, 1944 ~ May 13, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Dr. James W. “Jim” Gilliland, age 78 of Daleville, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2023 at Friendship Assisted Living following a brief illness.

Jim was born in Honolulu, Hawaii August 28, 1944 and lived in Daleville since 1970. He was the son of the late Dr. James W. and Genevieve McVeigh Gilliland.

Jim was a Public Health Dentist for The Commonwealth of Virginia for 40 years, retiring in 2009. He was graduated from Northeast Louisiana State University (University of Louisiana, Monroe) and received his Doctor in Dentistry from St. Louis University. Jim was a lifetime member of Troutville Rescue Squad, was a member of Troutville Lions Club, and the American Dental Society. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing and hunting, and was a fan of NASCAR.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his wife Sarah Johnston Gilliland in 2018. He is survived by his sons: Jay (Heather) Gilliland of Fincastle and Jamey (Seana) Gilliland of Ashburn Virginia; daughter, Barbara (Stephen) Anderson of Cloverdale; grandchildren: Lauren (John) Brock, Andrew (Shelby) Sarver, Bella Gilliland, Ainsley Anderson, and Mason Gilliland; one sister, Gaye Bright of Fort Worth, Texas; and long-term friends, Joe and Karen Turner of Salem.

A celebration of Jim’s life will be 2:00pm Monday, May 22 at Rader Funeral Home, 630 Roanoke Road Daleville with Pastor Danny Quirin officiating. Burial will be at Mill Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 2-5pm Sunday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, Texas 75284-0692.

Online condolences may be made to the family and live stream of Jim’s service may be found at

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May 21, 2023

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Rader Funeral Home
630 Roanoke Rd.
Daleville, VA 24083

May 22, 2023

2:00 PM
Rader Funeral Home
630 Roanoke Rd.
Daleville, VA 24083


Mill Creek Cemetery
11475 Lee Highway
Fincastle, VA 24090


American Heart Association
PO Box 840692, Dallas TX 75284-0692


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