- Cullman, Alabama


January 12, 2013

John Holland Kilgo

CULLMAN — Funeral services for John Holland Kilgo, 80, of Crane Hill will be held on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Bethany Baptist Church; Rick Deerman officiating; with interment with military honors in Bethany Memorial Cemetery.

Hanceville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Kilgo passed away on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 at his residence. He was raised on a farm with nine siblings at Ryan’s Creek in Brushy Pond. After high school, he enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War and became a Staff Sergeant while there. When discharged, he married Margaret Smith and worked for the Teamsters Union until he retired. He moved back to Cullman County to a farm he loved and he and Margaret bred registered black angus cattle. He worked for Marvin’s Building Supply as a gate greeter for seven years and loved meeting people. He loved his family and his church, Bethany Baptist. He was a deacon there for forty-four years.  Church was a great part of his life. He loved life and living on his farm at Smith Lake. He had been sick with dementia for a while prior to his death.  He had a great sense of humor and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Jerry  and Minnie Idella Calvert Kilgo; four brothers, E.E., Clellie, Novie and Willie Kilgo and three sisters, Nettie Heatherly, Edith Doublemen and Ebbie Dodson.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Margaret Kilgo; four children, Cindy (Mike) Calvert, Rhonda (Danny) Hogland, John Keith Kilgo and Nann (Richard) Jones; seven grandchildren, Robbie (Kacey) Calvert, Stephanie (Bobby) Boyd, Jennifer (Ryan) Woodard, Jeremy (Emy) Hogland, Joshua Jon-Oliver (Brenna) Hogland, Dustin Jones and Clint Jones; ten great grandchildren and two sisters, Grace (Lawton) Ogletree and Ruth K. Clark.

The family will start receiving friends on Sunday at Bethany Baptist Church at 4 p.m. and on Monday from noon to 2 p.m.   

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