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.