Robert Gilkison, 59

Robert Lester Gilkison, 59, of Stonelick Township, died Wednesday, June 24, 2009, in Batavia.

He served in the U. S. Army during Vietnam and was active in the Dennis Johnson VFW Post 6582. Mr. Gilkison was a self-employed construction worker.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Melissa Gilkison; five brothers, Charles, Donald, David, Dickie and Eddie Gilkison; three sisters, Tammy Gilkison, Micky Ballou and Ginny Locke and his companion Betty Lyle.

He is survived by five sisters, Patty (Jim) Neidich, Margy (Dick) Kellerman, Barbara (Marvin) White, Beth (Don) Inskeep and Sharon Brewer; three brothers, Albert Jarvis, Mike (Cathy) Gilkison and Tom (Lisa) Gilkison; three brothers-in-law, Bob Locke, Curt Brewer and Junior Jarvis; two sisters-in-law, Sybil and Jan Gilkison and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held June 27, at Evans Funeral Home, in Milford.

Interment at Plainview Cemetery, in Newtonsville.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati.