Let the memory of Charles be with us forever.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Charles Gilpin Jr. M.D. . We will remember him forever.

Charles A. Gilpin Jr. M.D., died at 94 years old. Loved being a Physician & Surgeon, OB/GYN. for over fifty five years in rural Illinois and Miami, Fl. (Dad delivered over 5,000 babies in 55 yrs. My Father taught everyone he could to believe people were more important than "things') Dr, Gilpin was Husband to June Pascual Gilpin, Son of Violet V. Gilpin & Charles A. Gilpin Sr. of Norris City. ILL.  Father to, Karen G. Small, Charles A. Gilpin III., Dr. Kent L. Gilpin, Kris A. Gilpin, and Kraig A. Gilpin, Grandfather to Gloria June Gilpin, Joy C. Gilpin, David Charles Small, Nick----s  Small. Great Grandfather to Savanna Gonzales and Katlyn Gonzales , Dad dearly loved his family and our Country. My Father passed away on __________ after a long illness with family in attendance in Kraig's home in Orlando Fl. Dad was a graduate of The Mayo Clinic. Served ably in W.W.II., 8th. U,S, Army Air Corp. finished as lead Navigator.` from the State of Illinois. He completed 37 bombing missions over Germany, was wounded twice awarded the Purple Heart twice, crash landed three times due to heavy combat damage to his B-17, limping back to their base in England. He was also awarded The Distinguished Flying Cross and held numerous other U.S. European Campaign citations, many with triple Oak Leaf Clusters. After the war Dad returned home and used his G.I. Bill to work his way through medical school and the Mayo Clinic. In the Late 1940's and early 1950's Dad was the only licensed Medical Doctor in three\Counties.practiced country medicine

Most of all our Father was a good, kind and loving man. He loved being a Physician and Surgeon prior to, "fire Rescue" I remember Dad would stop at accidents and attend to the critically injured. In over 50 years he delivered more than 4000 babies. Dad was a compassionate, giving man who was always aware of the urgent needs of those around him. He was spiritually honest, forgiving and taught all of us many many wonderful things. Especially that people are more important than things. He believed that one saves the world, one person at a time and lived what he believed.

My Father was,"an old soul" he taught me to strive to be a better man and eventually a beter Father myself.

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