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St. John's Parish Hall
Friday October 25th, 2019

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St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
Friday October 25th, 2019
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St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
Friday October 25th, 2019

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Tim E. Gilles

Tim E. Gilles of San Antonio, Texas, age 71, passed away on October 19, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas.  Mr. Gilles was born on December 24, 1947 in Longview, Washington to George and Frances Gilles. 


Tim is survived by his loving wife Dawn Gilles; sons: Tim Farstad, Sean Gilles (Veronica), Adam Gilles (Kylee); daughters: Kristin Rea (Creighton), Kelly Fijolek (Greg), Desi Hodgin (Anthony), and Dani Anderson; brother: Tom Gilles; sister: Adele Kruger, and brother in law: Jay Johnson; grandchildren: Gabby, Sean, Braxton “Little Bud,” Owen, Hannah, Lauren, Caleb, Jixon, Jagger and Holtynn. 

Father-in-law and mother-in-law: David and Janice Hall; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: David and Teresa Hall.


Tim attended Washington State University on an athletic scholarship where he played football and baseball for the Cougars. Tim was drafted by the San Francisco Giants baseball organization and played a short time in their minor league farm system before deciding that a brighter future for him lay in a banking career. Tim worked in banking in Oregon, Arizona and Washington before coming to Texas, where he served banks in South Texas. In January 2008, he joined Hondo National Bank as its President and CEO, where he served energetically and effectively until his death. Tim was active in his church, his community, and contributed his time and support to numerous worthy causes.


Tim was a longtime and dedicated Rotarian. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest a donation to Rotary’s “Share the Joy,” a program providing Christmas for local families in need. Contributions may be sent to Hondo-D’Hanis Rotary Club, P.O. Box 662, Hondo, Texas 78861


Tim died a Proud Texan


A visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, October 25, 2019 at St. John’s Catholic Church. A memorial mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 25, 2019 at St. John’s Catholic Church. Immediately following the memorial mass, services will be concluded with a reception taking place across the street from the church at St. John’s Parish Hall.


Services are under the direction of Hondo Funeral Home, Inc.

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Tim was an admirable man of great character and his kindness touched so many. Even though he is gone from us now, we will have the wonderful memories of time spent together forever in our hearts. Rest in Peace Tim.

Donna & Tony Oct 25 2019 12:00 AM

To Tims family that we knew in the Rio Grande Valley. He and his family were great friends. Our children went to school together and played sports together. We were always there for each other.
Kristin and Kelley and Adam we love you.

Cindy garcia Oct 24 2019 12:00 AM

An A Tranquil Light was sent on October 24, 2019

Heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Love, Lindsey Traina

Expression of Sympathy Oct 24 2019 12:00 AM

RIP Mr. Gilles! You were always kind every time our paths crossed. Thank you for your service that has impacted and left an imprint and legacy for so many. Praying for your family and friends.

Bette Hamby Oct 22 2019 12:00 AM

My Gilles was one of a kind. Sweet, perspective; he never met a stranger. I will never forget his kindness to Glenn and I. Rest well, sweet friend.

Debra Bradley Oct 22 2019 12:00 AM

You were like a brother to me and were always there to support me during my hard times. You will never know how much that meant and I am going to miss you so much. I know how much you loved Dawn and your kids and my heart breaks for them at this hard time. RIP and know you will never be forgotten. Safe in the arms of Jesus. A true Rotarian and treasured friend. Love you. Chris Kailipaka.

Christine Kailipaka Oct 22 2019 12:00 AM

Reading the comments below, memories return from grade school thru high-school. Tim was friendly, and easy to call a friend. My condolences to his Mother, Brother and all of his Family. Tim is already missed.

Raymond Swanson Oct 22 2019 12:00 AM

There is a miracle called friendship that dwells within the heart, and you don't know how it happened or when it got its start. But the happiness it brings you always gives a special lift, and you realize that friendship is one of life's most precious gifts. We feel blessed to have called you "friend", to have made so many fun memories on our trips and dinner dates with you before, during and after you met and married Dawn. When it became apparent that you were going to leave us, we were and stillare heartbroken. You were an ordinary guy from Washington State who left this world and our life with a little extra--you were extraordinary to us.There are times when it seems thatthe words we want to saywon't come and the distance between what we arethinking and what we want to say is unbridgeable. And sometimes, no matter how much we arrange and re-arrange the words they can never really convey how we feel inside. RIP our precious friend and my adopted big brother. Until we meet again, know that you will live in our memories and in our heart. Vaya con Dios, cowboy.

Cindy Taylor Oct 22 2019 12:00 AM

Too soon Cowboy, too soon. We love you and are so thankful you fell in love with our beautiful sister Dawn and became part of our family. David and I send our love and prayers to the entire family. May God grant you His comfort and sweet peace for the coming months.

Teresa Hall Oct 21 2019 12:00 AM

Tim Gilles was not just my banker. He was a friend. He was a friend to everyone. He helped fulfill a dream of owning a house I never thought I would. He loved Rotary and if anyone in our club asked for his help the answer was always yes. Every time I talked to him about a problem I walked away with a much better perspective. I still find it hard to believe he has left this world, but I'm quite sure Heaven will benefit from the spirit of Tim. We lost a good man, one of the best, and I feel privileged to have known him.

Jannie Bryant Oct 21 2019 12:00 AM

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