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Jeffrey D.
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May 17, 1949 – May 3, 2019

Jeffrey Gilchrist
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Obituary for Jeffrey D. Gilchrist

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Jeffrey “Jeff” D. Gilchrist passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 3, 2019 in Coldwater.

A funeral service will take place at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at First Baptist Church with Pastor Dave Pierce officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater.

Jeffrey was born May 17, 1949 to Clark and Jean (Sanders) Gilchrist in Coldwater. Jeff graduated from Coldwater High School in 1967. He took some college courses, but ultimately used his knowledge as a Licensed Builder and Carpenter for 30+ years. Jeff married the love of his life, Cheryl Hayward on July 22, 1972 in Coldwater.

Jeff was a man of strong faith and a longtime member of the First Baptist Church. He was a hardworking man who always put his family first. Jeff was an avid golfer. He will be remembered for being a good man, though quiet and reserved. Jeff’s true joy in life was being around his family, especially his grandchildren. He will be missed by many.

Jeff is survived by his wife of 46 years, Cheryl Gilchrist of Coldwater; his children Tiffany (Dave) Watson, Jason (Kristal) Gilchrist, and Nathan (Victoria) Gilchrist all of Coldwater; his sister Victoria (Malcolm) Marson of Coldwater; his grandchildren Zachary (Allie Smith) Watson, Payton Watson, Addison, Ava, and Fynn Gilchrist; his in-laws Lowell (Virginia) Hayward; several nieces & nephews; his golf guys; and his Labradors Murphy & Darby. He was preceded in death by his father Clark.

Memorials may be directed to First Baptist Church. www.dutcherfh.com

Visitation

When Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Location
Dutcher Funeral Home
Address
440 W. Chicago St.
Coldwater, MI 49036

Service Information

When
Thursday, May 9th, 2019 11:00am
Location
First Baptist Church - Coldwater
Address
102 Bishop Avenue
Coldwater, MI 49036
Service Extra Info
A funeral service will take place at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at First Baptist Church with Pastor Dave Pierce officiating.