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John D. Gilson

John D. Gilson, 42, formerly of Lewistown, passed away at 3:32 PM on Monday, October 21, 2019 at Resolute Health Hospital in New Braunfels, TX, while staying with his sister. He was born on August 15, 1977 in Canton, IL to Denny and Joyce (Berry) Gilson. He married Julie Hillman; she survives.

Also surviving is his father, three step-children, one step-grandchild; two sisters, Tammy Cumpston of Canyon Lake, TX and Misty (Jim) Martin of Farmington, IL, two nieces, two nephews, and three great nephews.

John is preceded in death by his mother, and paternal grandparents, Denver and Irene Gilson.

John worked for NTN Bower Corporation in Macomb for several years. John enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing sports. He will be remembered as an outstanding athlete in the Lewistown, IL Schools.

Cremation rites will be accorded with Sunset Memorial Oaks Funeral Home in New Braunfels, TX. Sedgwick Funeral Homes in Crematory in Canton is in trusted with handling the arrangements. Memorials can be made to Huntington’s Disease Society of America for research towards the cure for Huntington’s Disease in memory of John. To make online condolences you may go to


  • Connie Henderson

    Reply October 23, 2019 8:29 am

    Denny Misty Tammy my heart is broken to hear of John’s passing. It brings back horrible memories for our family,but knowing our long time friends have to go through this horrible event that No parent should have to go through My prayer for my dear friends that God helps you find peace and comfort

  • Lorenda Spilker

    Reply October 23, 2019 9:35 am

    Our deepest sympathy to John’s family. We watched John grow up and enjoyed having him fish in our pond. Always friendly and smiling. Treated us with the greatest respect. He will be missed but his memories will stay with all who knew him. Alvin and Lorenda Spilker.

  • Steve & Becky Delach

    Reply October 23, 2019 10:20 am

    Denny, so sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

  • Brenda Reneau

    Reply October 23, 2019 12:35 pm

    Tammy and Misty…So sorry for your loss…your both in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Linda Smth

    Reply October 23, 2019 1:31 pm

    Sorry for your loss Denny, sending prayers and condolences. Linda Smith and Family

  • Kathy (Bloyd) Watson

    Reply October 23, 2019 8:34 pm

    Sorry to hear of John’s passing. Prayers for peace and comfort.🙏

  • Greg Bennett

    Reply October 23, 2019 10:48 pm

    I am very sorry to hear of John’s passing. I greatly enjoyed the times I spent with him and will always remember him fondly. My most sincere and heartfelt condolences go out to all of his family members and close friends.

  • Barbara Benge

    Reply October 25, 2019 10:11 am

    I’m very sorry for the family s loss . Prayers go to all of the family, friends.John was a good person ,loved everyone.Bless everyone for healing.

  • Chuck & Anne Widener

    Reply October 26, 2019 1:57 pm

    Denny,Tammy, & Misty,
    We are saddened to hear of the loss of your son, & brother. You are in our prayers and thoughts.

  • Dale and Peggy Ray

    Reply November 2, 2019 7:56 pm

    Denny and family so sorry for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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