Kenneth Wayne Gill: May 15, 1942 – Feb. 16, 2019



Kenneth Wayne Gill, of Freeland, Wash., succumbed to a long-term battle with lung cancer on Feb. 16 at 1:35 p.m. while in hospice care at Providence Medical Center in Everett, Wash.

Ken was born on May 15, 1942, in Seattle, Wash. to Dwayne and Maxine (Baldwin) Gill. He attended school in Everett and joined the Navy after leaving Everett High School.

He served aboard the USS Aludra as a radioman during his four years of service. He stayed in California after being discharged from the Navy and worked at a General Motors assembly plant.

Later he managed a car sales dealership and then became the road manager for Trini Lopez and the Elvin Bishop band. He helped set up gigs for Trini and Elvin all over the world and maintained contact with several of the old rockers until he passed.

Ken moved to Whidbey Island in the late 1980s to care for his grandfather Angus Scurlock, a longtime Bush Point resident and Whidbey “pioneer.” Scurlock Road is named after Angus.

Ken obtained his real estate broker’s license in 1991 and continued actively helping people with their real estate needs until his passing. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and especially touring on his prized Harley Davidson motorcycle. His friendly, outgoing, effusive manor will be missed by his many friends and satisfied real estate clients.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents Dwayne and Maxine Gill. He is survived by three sons: Kenneth, Kevin and David Gill; his brother Gary Gill and Gary’s wife Patricia; and sister Lynell Gill Turner.

Ken’s desires were to donate his body for research and then to “have his ashes spread over the water at Bush Point on an outgoing tide when the kings are running.”

His requests will be honored.

More in Obituaries

Lori Kay Williamson: Sept. 3, 1960 – Aug. 2, 2020

Lori Kay Williamson, age 59, of Oak Harbor, Wash., passed away peacefully… Continue reading

Beatrice ‘Betty’ Elizabeth Sarvis

Betty Sarvis died peacefully in her sleep on July 20, 2020 at… Continue reading

Daniel J. Larsen: May 28, 1945 – Aug. 2, 2020

Daniel J. Larsen passed away peacefully on Aug. 2, 2020 as the… Continue reading

Gregory Johnson: Nov. 16, 1996 – July 27, 2020

Gregory Walter Johnson passed away on July 27, 2020 in Seattle, Wash.,… Continue reading

Sally Marie Hicks: Sept. 22, 1926 – June 7, 2020

Sally Marie Hicks, of Langley, Wash., died on June 7, 2020 after… Continue reading

Jeremy Ryan Gourley: Jan. 7, 1988 – July 26, 2020

Jeremy Ryan Gourley, 32, of Oak Harbor, Wash., passed away Sunday, July… Continue reading

Joseph James Carlson: May 7, 1976 – April 23, 2020

Joseph was born on May 7, 1976 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He passed… Continue reading

Stanley Andrews: Jan. 4, 1930 – July 25, 2020

Stanley was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was very proud of… Continue reading

Lulu Ilene Handley Cane: Aug. 11, 1924 – July 27, 2020

Lou Handley Cane was born Aug. 11, 1924 in Narka, Kansas to… Continue reading

Most Read