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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.

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