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Ronnie "Bill" Gilkerson

Ronnie “Bill” Gilkerson, age 79 of Ozark, passed away September 17, 2021. He was born February 21, 1942 in Falls City, Nebraska, the son of Paul and Mary (King) Gilkerson. After graduating from high school, Bill went to cosmetology school and became a hairdresser. On July 2, 1961, Bill was united in marriage to the love of his life, Kay Jo (Little.) In 1972 he moved from Falls City to become the Ranch Manager for the Valley Y Ranch in Paola, Kansas and later in Cassville, Missouri. Over the years he held several jobs including school bus driving, shoe repair and maintenance supervisor for Miracle Recreation and Tracker Marine. In 1974 he accepted Jesus as his Savior and his life was forever changed. Beginning in 1976, Bill served as pastor of many churches in southern Missouri. For the past 19 years he had been pastor for One Accord Free Will Baptist Church in Nixa. Bill was a devoted and loving husband, Dad, Grandpa and “Grandpa Great”, brother, son, uncle and friend. In his free time he enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, fishing and watching bull riding, Westerns, the Chiefs and Nebraska football on T.V. His family cared for him during his last months, allowing him to stay in the home. Survivors include: his wife, Kay Jo Gilkerson of Ozark; daughter, Jodi Stone and husband Greg of Reeds Spring; son in law, Bruce Glaser of Mt. Vernon; grandchildren, Levi Glaser of Mt. Vernon, Misty Glaser of Cassville, Casey Stone of Chicago, Andrew Stone of Springfield, Lizabeth Shively and husband Jesse of Webb City, great grandchildren, Rilan JoAnn, and Raxon Shively; and his brother, Dick Gilkerson and wife Judy of Falls City, Nebraska. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; and a daughter, Monta Rae Glaser. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, September 20, 2021 at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Pastor Jerry Nickle and Pastor Ronnie Fieker officiating. Private burial will be at Gunter Cemetery, Butterfield.

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Im so sorry to hear this news of Bills passing. He was such a kind man. My thoughts and prayers go out to Kay Jo and Jodi and the rest of his family during this difficult time.

Sondra Haarberg Sep 28 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ronnie "Bill" Gilkerson

Sondra Haarberg Sep 28 2021 12:00 AM

In loving memory from Sam, Adam, Blake, Kameron and Timothy Gilkerson.

Timothy Gilkerson Sep 20 2021 12:00 AM

Bill was an important part of my family. He was there for any of us, always praying for us and praying with us. He will be missed, but I know he is with Monte in Heaven. Karl and Marsha Glaser Schoen.

marsha schoen Sep 20 2021 12:00 AM

KayJo , Jodie and family our heart and thoughts are with you in this time of loss. I'll miss Bill's distinctive voice with comforting words and his firm yet gental embrace, as he was always there for our family's in a time of need or joyous occasions. I've known you all my whole life, my dad's other brother, his best friend will be waiting to welcome us when we meet our end. The loss is forr those who never got to meet him, the joy is I did.

Rodney Kirkendall Sep 19 2021 12:00 AM

WIth much love and affection.

Greg, Tori, Vicka, and Seryozha Sep 19 2021 12:00 AM

Bill and Kay have been our neighbors and friends since we moved here 13 years ago. They have been a constant source of support and kindness. They were like grandparents to our daughter who enjoyed watching cowboy shows with Bill. During difficult times in our life, they prayed for us. We will miss seeing Bill out working in the yard, his friendly smile, standing out by his driveway talking about fishing or whatever else was going on with us. We thank God very much for giving us the opportunity to have known Bill and to have been blessed by his testimony of God's love and faithfulness. Kay and his family are in our prayers.

Greg and Tori Sep 19 2021 12:00 AM

Thinking of you we are sorry for your loss

Dennis Hinkle and family Sep 18 2021 12:00 AM

My life was changed when I met Pastor Bill and Sister Kay when I started going to One Accord Church. I know that Pastor Bill is in heaven and he and I will meet again.

Rita Wright Sep 18 2021 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies are with you, and we are covering you all in prayer. Love,

Your neighbors at The Bridge Church Sep 18 2021 12:00 AM

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