Skip to content

Paul Gillenwater Dies

On April 28, 2005,  Paul T. Gillenwater, passed away at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.  He was diagnosed with the AML form of Leukemia on December 24, 2004 and had traveled to Houston for an experimental treatment. 

Following a successful first round of treatment at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, to keep him in remission, it was necessary to seek additional medical attention.  He was accepted into a program at MD Anderson where it was his hope, as he voiced to so many, that his life would help someone else by being involved in this new treatment.  Ironically, the treatment reduced the cancer to minimal levels, however he was unable to overcome chronic pneumonia.

The receiving of friends will be held in Knoxville, Tennessee on Monday, May 2 in the evening at Rose/Mann Mortuary on Kingston Pike and Papermill, with cemetery services Tuesday morning at Highland Memorial Cemetery.  He will be buried next to his wife Dorothy who preceded him in death on November 22, 2004.  Times have yet to be determined.  His daughter Vicki Gillenwater is traveling back from Houston today.  She has been with her dad since late March/early April in Houston. 

Paul T. Gillenwater was the senior partner in Gillenwater, Nichol & Associates law firm in Knoxville, Tennessee.  He was proud of his partnership in the development of Avalon - the Golf Community in Lenoir City, Tennessee and his family's American Saddlebred stables Scenic View Farm also in Knoxville, Tennessee.  His greatest joy was being Captain of his boat, the Sea Horse.  Up until the time of his hospitalization, he could be found at each of these places every day.

More information will be available, once Vicki returns home.  You may call the law office at 865-588-7465 to speak with Andrea; Scenic View Farm to speak with Jacques or Becky; or Christi Sayles at Pinkstaff, Daniels and Simpson for business matters.  You may reach April Fariss at 865-384-3164; Vicki can be reached at 865-250-1273.  If you need immediate assistance, please call one of the other people listed, they may be easier to reach.

More Stories

  • Local Riding Club to Host Charity Horse Show

    The Castlewood Riding Club, in Castlewood, Virginia, will host a charity horse show May 5, 2018 at the riding club. The show will feature a variety of breeds and the schedule will include numerous divisions including academy classes. John Scott will serve as the judge for all divisions... Read More
  • Bobbie Jo Jaakkola Wins AMHA Young Adult Alliance Judging School Scholarship

    The American Morgan Horse Association Young Adult Alliance (YAA) presented their fifth annual Judging School Scholarship to Bobbie Jo Jaakkola of Northwell, Michigan. The Professional Development Project created by this passionate group awards a $1,500 scholarship to one individual aged 21-40, professional or amateur, who is interested in attaining their Morgan R judging card. Read More
  • Spring Fling Horse Show to debut in its new location of the Equestrian Center at Kirkwood in Cedar Rapids, IA, April 5-8, 2018

    Spring Fling Horse Show to debut in its new location of the Equestrian Center at Kirkwood in Cedar Rapids, IA, April 5-8, 2018... Read More
  • Des Moines Springfest announces location

    The Des Moines Springfest Horse Show is scheduled for April 26 – 29, 2018.   We are pleased to announce the show will be held in the beautiful, state of the art Jacobson Arena at the Iowa State Fairground, Des Moines, IA. Read More
  • Coming Home Again

    Kevin Michael made a triumphant return to the show ring at Carousel Charity Horse Show Friday morning behind the elegant and high-stepping Hackney Pleasure Driving Pony CH Heartland Resplendant owned by Sandra Surber of Calistoga, California. Read More
  • ASHA Seeks Executive Director

    The American Saddlebred Horse Assocation (ASHA) is currently seeking to hire its next Executive Director. Founded in 1871, the ASHA’s mission is to safeguard the integrity of the American Saddlebred breed, to promote the use of American Saddlebreds, and to expand the public knowledge of the American Saddlebred.  Read More
  • Prize Lists Available for Asheville Saddlebred Classic

    The inaugural Asheville Saddlebred Classic is fast approaching and prize lists are now available at The entries closing date is April 20th and entries can be submitted online until that date. Hard copies of the prize list are available upon request... Read More
  • Blue Ribbon Opening

    Read More
  • Hall of Famer Dies

    Ronald E. “Ronnie” Graham passed away on Tuesday, March 13, during the Gasparilla Charity Horse Show. The horse world mourns the loss of this talented trainer, astute ground man, and friend to all. The recipient of the 2015 UPHA Tom Moore Professional Horsemen’s Hall of Fame Award, Ronnie was the first to lend a hand to those in need... Read More
  • Royal Crest's Mister Stone Now Being Offered For Your Consideration

    Consistently in the ribbons, this wonderful gelding has proven to be an absolute star in whatever division he is entered in: Walk and Trot Equitation, Open English Pleasure, Junior Exhibitor Country Pleasure - he can do it all and he is ready for his next young rider! Direct inquires to Country Meadow Farm. Read More