Philip C. Gilstrap

October 21, 1946 ~ April 13, 2018 (age 71)

Philip C. Gilstrap, age71, passed away April 13, 2018. He was the son of the late Roy and Sara Gilstrap of Chickamauga, GA.  


He is survived by his loving wife Wanda Gail. Also surviving are two sons Craig M. Gilstrap and Charles A. Gilstrap, both of Richmond, VA., three brothers, David Gilstrap of Cleveland, TN., Michael Gilstrap of Lillian, AL., Paul Gilstrap of Cleveland, TN., and four grandchildren, Austin Gilstrap, Dylan Gilstrap, Bryce Gilstrap, and Carleigh Gilstrap.


Phil was raised in Chickamauga, GA where he found the love of his life, Wanda Gail, and they celebrated their 50 year anniversary in 2017. He attended Gordon Lee High School in Chickamauga, GA and graduated with the class of 1964. He then attended the University of Georgia and graduated with a B.S. degree in Business Administration in 1969. He worked with Provident Life and Accident lnsurance Company / Unum for 30 years. The last 19 years he was self employed as a Group Life, Health and Disability insurance consultant.


Phil and Wanda Gail moved from Richmond, VA to Clayton, GA in 2001 to be close to the beautiful Georgia mountains. Phil loved hunting, fishing, golf and being with his two boys and grandchildren. Other than his family, his next greatest love was the Georgia Bulldogs.


A memorial service will be held at the Elizabeth Lee United Methodist church in Chickamauga, GA on Saturday June 2  at 2:00 pm. The church is located at 139 Cove Rd, Chickamauga, GA 30707.


The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the National Wild Turkey Federation. NWTF Tallulah Chapter, C/O UCB, P.O. Box 1250 Clayton, GA 30525 or to the Gordon Lee Alumni Association, C/O Amy Phillips, 402 Cove Rd., Chickamauga, GA 3O7O7.

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