Joseph Gillette

Born: December 3, 1941  Died: January 20, 2021

Farragut resident, Joseph Gillette died January 20, 2021, at Parkwest Medical Center following an illness at age 79. He was born December 3, 1941 in Ilion, New York to Charles and Nora Gillette. Joe served in the United States Air Force as a young adult and later moved to Tennessee in 1976, where he had a 41-year career at Unisys Corporation. He is survived by his wife, Pamela of 59 years, his daughter Melanie Rucker and her husband Mike; and his sons, Chris and Mike and their wives Roberta and Kim. He also leaves behind nine grandchildren and one great-grandson. Joe was passionate about his family, supporting all their endeavors and was always there to cheer them on. He was also an avid sports fan and could always be found at the Farragut baseball field any time a game was scheduled. He was a lifelong New York Giants and Yankees fan. Joe loved being outdoors. You could always find him working in his yard or sitting on the porch greeting folks passing by. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate consideration of a donation to the Thompson Cancer Survival Center ( The funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 6th at Click Funeral Home Farragut. Gathering of friends and family will be from 1:30-2:30, with the memorial service at 2:30. A graveside service to follow for immediate family only. Masks mandatory at the request of the family.


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