Steven E. Gilreath, age 79, of Harrisburg Road, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
Mr. Gilreath was born Feb. 27, 1940 in Summerville, Ga., a son of the late Coy T. Gilreath and Mae Gilreath Vance.
Prior to his retirement he served four years in the U.S. Army in military police. Mr. Gilreath also proudly served as deputy sheriff in Chattooga County under the command of former Sheriff Gary McConnell for 10 years. He retired from the state of Georgia where he worker in maintenance at Hayes State Prison for 12 years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy P. Gilreath, and a daughter Tammie Gilreath.
Mr. Gilreath is survived by two daughters, Shanna Gilreath Dodd and Tonia Rounsaville, wife of the late Stanley Rounsaville; step-daughter, Kathy McGuire; grandchildren, Jordan and Jason Warren, 2nd Lt. Steven Derek Dodd, serving in the Georgia Army National Guard, and wife Shalyn, Olivia Stancil; step-grandson, Mica McGuire; and great-grandchildren, Kendall Warren and Eisley Warren.
The family receive friends Wednesday, June 26, at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.