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David Lee Gilpin

Brereton – David Lee Gilpin, 74, of Brereton, passed away at 5:35 PM on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at his residence. He was born on January 25, 1946 in Canton to David Curtis and Vivian L. (Orwig) Gilpin.

Surviving are three daughters, Tracy (Greg) Gilpin-Kitchen, Stacy Gilpin-Vaughn both of Canton, IL and Rachael Gilpin of Indianapolis, IN; five grandchildren, Curtis, Dalton, Walker, Morgan, and Conner; two great-grandchildren, Alvin and Ryker; and special companion, Teresa Streeper.

David was preceded in death by his parents.

David retired from the City of Canton Police Department and later worked as a car salesman at local dealerships. He was a member of the Canton VFW Post 1984. David enjoyed long car rides, side by siding, motorcycling, and was an avid fisherman. Most of all, David loved spending time with his family.

David served in the United States Marines.

Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. Burial of ashes will be held at a later date at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton, IL. Memorials can be made to the Greater Peoria Honor Flight. To make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

 

19 Comments

  • Cindy (Harper) Lawver

    Reply March 18, 2020 1:02 pm

    Stacy, Tracy and families, I’m so sorry to read of your Dad’s passing. Your Dad has been a friend of mine since high school. I have great memories of him. May your memories give you great comfort at this most difficult time. Love and hugs to all of you, Cindy and Larry

  • Gary St. Clair

    Reply March 18, 2020 2:22 pm

    Dave was a friend from high school to present. Had some great times together fishing and and maybe a little drinking during our school years. Will never forget the time we took our catch to my house and he put them in the kitchen sink. My mom just about had a fit until she saw that Dave was with me. Needless to say we had to take them out to clean them outside. Wish all of you my deepest condolences and prayers. I will post the poem I like best again here. Dave would want it this way.

    Loss of Loved One Poem

    Now that I am gone,
    remember me with smiles and laughter.
    And if you need to cry,
    cry with your brother or sister
    who walks in grief beside you.
    And when you need me,
    put your arms around anyone
    and give to them what you need to give to me.
    There are so many who need so much.
    I want to leave you something —
    something much better than words or sounds.
    Look for me in the people I’ve known
    or helped in some special way.
    Let me live in your heart
    as well as in your mind.
    You can love me most
    by letting your love reach out to our loved ones,
    by embracing them and living in their love.
    Love does not die, people do.
    So, when all that’s left of me is love,
    give me away as best you can.

    ~ Author unknown

  • George M Meacham

    Reply March 18, 2020 2:46 pm

    To a great friend an in my book a war hero. God bless you David. Had alot of great memories when I was a firefighter an you a policeman. Oh to beable to do all over again. To the family I will say you had a wonderful an funny dad. Sorry for your loss.

  • Dennis J. Pasley

    Reply March 18, 2020 2:51 pm

    So sorry to hear of David’s passing , have known the Gilpin family for decades , great people and a friend to all … Our thoughts & prayers are with the family ………

  • Dayle Sarnes

    Reply March 18, 2020 4:43 pm

    Tracy and Stacy

    I am sorry to hear this!!Hugs to you both

  • Donald E Riley

    Reply March 18, 2020 4:44 pm

    So sorry for the family’s loss prayers to all . Dave was a great friend and we had a lot of fun talking about the good old days . He will be missed by all .

  • Brenda Rose

    Reply March 18, 2020 4:46 pm

    Tracy & Stacy so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. Darren remembers him well from him working with Dearl. Prayers for you and your Families during this time. The Rose’s Darren & Brenda

  • Gary & Dianne

    Reply March 18, 2020 5:18 pm

    Tracy & Stacy, So sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. Love and hugs to both of you and your children. My thoughts will be with you all.

  • Mike Elam

    Reply March 18, 2020 5:18 pm

    Dave was a good friend and a great cop. Dave always had a story and his jokes kept us loose. We will miss him.

  • Marsha Soto

    Reply March 18, 2020 6:34 pm

    So Sorry for Your Lose, I never got the chance to meet you but I am sure I would have liked you . My Sister spoke about you all the time.

  • Rob Brown

    Reply March 19, 2020 4:56 am

    We lost a good man. Worked many shifts with Dave over the years & drank lots of coffee. He will be missed. Hope he’s catching the big one’s right now…

  • Bonnie and John Zukowski

    Reply March 19, 2020 5:50 am

    Tracy, so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I always glance in at the Hy-Vee dining area when I enter the stor e, so man times I would see him sitting there having coffee. He always had a smile and would wave. He will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family.

  • Marilyn Anderson

    Reply March 19, 2020 8:07 am

    Dave’s daughters, my deepest sympathy for your loss.
    Teresa, my thoughts are with you. Losing a partner is
    so very very hard.
    My heart goes out to you all.
    I’ve known Dave for so many years. Such fond memories.

  • Michael Wheeler

    Reply March 19, 2020 2:56 pm

    David was good Marine, a good football player, good cop and great a dad .
    It’s been at least 35 years since I last saw and talked to him, I regret not staying in contact with my high school friends. I am confident he is missed by many.

  • Barb Risner

    Reply March 19, 2020 3:22 pm

    Tracy & Stacy-
    I’m so saddened to hear about the passing of your dad. Your dad was a great guy and I have great memories with him. From the time we were in grade school when both of our dads were on the same bowling team. Your dad was so easy to talk to and a great listener. I have not seen him in a couple of years and I will miss him. I will be thinking of you and Stacy. I’m always here for you. Please take care of yourself.

  • Roger Bowton

    Reply March 20, 2020 4:52 pm

    I have known Dave since high school but just connected with him on facebook a short while ago. Was not aware that he was ill . The last time I visited with him was years ago at Camp Lejeune . Was always the same as in school, great to be around,sense of humor and kindness always carried him through the times. Was so looking forward to see him next time I was in Illinois. I am so sorry for the lost of a great man and a great Marine!

  • Eric Barnard

    Reply March 20, 2020 10:57 pm

    I am so sorry for to hear about Dave’s passing. I will miss him stopping by the shop or cruising up and down 11th ave. in one of his many “toys”. He was a great guy, but you ladies already know that. Sorry for your loss.

  • Howard(Danny)Soper

    Reply March 22, 2020 2:37 am

    Tracy,Stacy,and Rachel:So surprised of your dad’s passing-it’s been quite a while I’ve been around Canton,since I’m now living in and around the Glasford area-and not been seeing your husband Greg,who I know more by his nickname Pudge for quite some time.Your prayers are with me for your whole family.God bless all of you.Danny Soper.

  • Steve Styninger

    Reply March 26, 2020 5:00 pm

    Dave gilpin and Kenny Kingston two of canton finest officers every

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