Jack (Jackie) H. Gilley, Jr.
Jack (Jackie) Gilley passed away on July 3, 2022, peacefully at his home in Franklin with his love, Cheryl, by his side. He was born on January 14, 1962 in Bar Harbor, the son of Jack, Sr. and Marguerite (Ames) Gilley.
He graduated in 1980 from MDI High School and continued his education in northern Maine, earning a degree in masonry. Back in his hometown of Southwest Harbor, working his trade for most of his life; he was an excellent mason, sought after by many. When he was not a mason, he worked in the fishing industry, catching lobster and scallops. Let’s not forget her short stint in modeling (see above!).
Jackie’s life was a story of close family and friends. He was kind and caring, always helping those in need. He certainly loved having fun and riding the line – so many stories, so many things told over the past year. The last 11 years he has spent with Cheryl have been the best of his life, laughing every day. He was a fantastic father; he loved and adored his children and would do anything for them. Everyone who was lucky enough to know and love Jackie is better off.
Jackie is predeceased by his mother, Marguerite. He is survived by his father, Jack, Sr.; son, Jesse and fiancé Shelby of Southwest Harbor and their children James and Grace; daughter, Mindy and husband Michael Letson of Chickamauga, Ga. and their children Mason, Melia and Mathias; daughter, Jillian and partner Taylor Cleaves of Bass Harbor and their children Broderick and Niko; his sister, Ellen and her husband Frank Stanley and their daughter Shannon; their son, Kyle and his wife Natalie; his sister, Laura and her husband Donnie Sullivan and their children Shelby and Aaron and a very special great-niece and nephews; his beloved fiancée, Cheryl Moody of Franklin and his sons, Nick Sayre and fiancée Giselle Cyr and children Savannah and Eli Sayre of Southwest Harbor and Adam Sayre and his wife Morgan Gilman of Brookline, Mass. and many special friends.
Thanks to Northern Light Hospice for the excellent care provided to Jackie. At his request, no celebration of life; however, raise your glass to this great friend and family man who will be sorely missed.
Condolences can be expressed at www.acadiacremation.com