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Final rites for Bruce Gilliland held


Tom Southard

Bruce Gilliland takes a break from his various duties at Four Winds Golf Course.

Funeral Services for Bruce Gilliland were held this past Tuesday with a large crowd turning out to honor "Kimball's King of Golf." Bruce lived a long and contributing life passing away at his home at age 98. Without a doubt, Bruce played the major role in developing, and maintaining golf in Kimball.

Born and raised in Oklahoma, Bruce migrated to Kimball with wife Wilma in year 1951 and they formed Plains Construction in 1953. The Gilliland's were active members of our community from the first day they arrived, and continued right up until the present. Bruce was a founding member of the Rot...

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