"FORT MYERS, Fla. — William Merrill Gilley, 73, died April 10 at his residence. He was born Sept. 2, 1936, in Washington."
"He is survived by his wife, Patricia A. (Fox) Gilley; his sons, Donnie (Debbie) Gilley of Washington and Bobby (Jennifer) Gilley of Martinsville; his stepdaughter, Lynda (James) Gipson of Acworth, Ga."
"He was predeceased by his son, William Gilley; his mother, Gladys Elizabeth Gilley; his brother, Robert L. Gilley; and his stepdaughter, Lorraine Revels."
QUESTION: No mention of a father, survior or predeceased. Who is his father?
As an aside, Daviess County had a William Merrill GILLEY 1888-1923 who was murdered thirteen years before the above William was born.