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Kyle Win Gilliland, age 65

Kyle Win Gilliland, age 65, of Jacksonville, Arkansas passed away on Sunday April 14th 2024.  He was born in Fort Worth, Texas on April 4th, 1959 to Richard and Gail Gilliland.

Kyle served as a Technical Sergeant in the United States Air Force and retired honorably after serving for over 20 years.  While he was in the Air Force, Kyle was a C-130 maintainer.  During his time in the military, he served stateside as well as overseas for 7 years at Yokota Air Force Base in Tokyo, Japan.  Kyle was also deployed to the middle east in support of the First Gulf War in 1991 prior to returning to the United States where he finished his career at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas.

Kyle is preceded in death by his wife of 34 years, Sandra Gilliland.  He is also predeceased by his father Richard Gilliland, and his father-in-law William Carter Sr.

Kyle is survived by his wife, Michelle Pratt.  He is also survived by his daughters; Brandi (Kevin) Johnston, Amanda Gilliland, and Melina Gilliland.  He also has two step daughters, Stephanie Moll and Melissa Bennett.  Kyle is also survived by his mother Gail Gilliland and 3 sisters, Tammy (Steve) Cincala and family, Lisa Callahan and family, Dawn (Larry) McDonald and family.  Kyle is survived by, and was most proud of his grandsons Colton Michael Johnston, Liam Kyle Johnston, and Noah Miles Johnston.  Kyle also has 5 grandchildren with Michelle Pratt.

His funeral will be on Tuesday, April 23rd 2024 at 2pm in the chapel at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville, Arkansas.  Family will receive visitors after the service at his home. Any questions please call 501-516-7980.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Danny Thompson Posted April 19, 2024 1:14 PM

    My heart breaks with the passing of my cousin Kyle, my sympathies to his entire family. May he Rest In Peace.

  • Heidi M Argall Posted April 19, 2024 2:47 PM

    My sincerest condolences to Kyle’s family. Gone way too soon. We had so many early childhood memories. I loved when my cousins came to Negaunee for one year. You are already missed.

  • Bruce L. Baker Posted April 19, 2024 4:21 PM

    Kyle was a good friend of mine. We served in the Air Force together at Little Rock Air Force Base. He will be greatly missed. I am sorry for the family loss.

  • Glenda Sieger Posted April 19, 2024 5:52 PM

    My Heart hurts for Kyle’s family! He was a GREAT person, LOVED by many! I went to High School and Sunday School/Church with him and he was always the sweetest person, very much the Gentleman! Your Parents, I’m sure are so very proud! I’m honored to call you my Friend, Kyle! Rest in Peace and know that I’ll see you again some day when it’s my turn! Love you! You will be MISSED!!!!

  • Christy Julius. (My last name was Marcotte back then) Posted April 20, 2024 4:40 AM

    I have great memories of the Gilliland Family from my time at Yokota AB, Japan. Brandi, Amanda, & Melina y’all are in my prayers!

  • Steve Matthews Posted April 20, 2024 7:22 AM

    I knew Kyle when we worked together in the Air Force. I know he will be missed, my condolences to the family.

  • Lisa summers Posted April 21, 2024 8:55 PM

    Kyle was a very special guy. Always helping family and friends. He would even go out of his way to help. Best friend a person could have. He knew a lot of the Bible and he would talk with you about your thoughts or questions. You are missed terribly, but everyone has memories of you and therefore you will never be forgotten. You was a true blessing to many of us.

  • Christopher Posted April 23, 2024 12:21 PM

    Kyle had to be one of the nicest people I ever had the privilege of knowing.. He always went out of his way to help everyone…

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