Michael David Gillard

Obituary of Michael David Gillard

Michael David Gillard, 75, of Noblesville, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.  He was born on October 28, 1942 to John Scott and Gynelle R. (Redfield) Gillard in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Michael had worked in insurance sales. Michael grew up as a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Muncie; and was a civilian marksman; and enjoyed wood carving and painting sawblades & shovels. He proudly served his country with both the U.S. Marine Corps and the Army Reserves. He was very involved in many organizations throughout his lifetime. He had been a Past Master of Whitney Lodge #229 and Dwight L. Smith, 40 Lodge of Research; a 32nd Degree Mason of the Scottish Rite of Ft. Wayne & Indianapolis Valleys; Presiding Officer of all the York Rite Bodies of Muncie and Noblesville, receiving the York Rite Cross of Honor; and was currently serving as Governor of Ft. Wayne College #55, having received the Order of the Purple Cross in 1994. He was also a Past Associate Guardian of Job's Daughter Bethel #25 & #134; and current President High 12 Sons of Hiram Chapter 778 in Noblesville; Yeoman of York #4 of Indianapolis; a member of Royal Order of Scotland; and was the IN State Coordinator of the Veterans Hospital Visitation Program of Masonic Service Association.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Gillard; four daughters, Cheri (Brian) Beal, Shawnda Gillard, Tori  (Andrew) Lindamood and Cheralo Barr; two sisters, Marla (Donald Gnat) Gillard and Morna (Jay) Vance; an aunt, Wilma Gillard; nine grandchildren, Jacob Lindamood, Gynelle Beal, Anna Hammond, Brian Christopher, Evan Michael Beal, John McPherson, Joey Gillard, Travis McPherson and Dylan; four great-grandchildren; nephews, Jerry Vance, Scott Gillard, Matthew Gillard and Michael ‘Mike’ Gillard; and several great-nieces & nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Mahlon R. Gillard and John Gillard; a sister, Jill Gillard; two sisters-in-law, Deanna Facio and Lynda Gillard; and an uncle, Fred E. Gillard.

Services will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Road in Noblesville, with Jerry Matlock officiating.  Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the funeral home, with a Masonic service beginning at 7:00 pm.  Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Noblesville.​