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Reginald `Reggie` Gilyard
March 30, 1961 - March 27, 2023

Reginald Gilyard, born 3/30/1961 in Sylacauga, Alabama to Gus and Sallie Ann Gilyard. Reggie passed away on 3/27/2023. Reggie is survived by his wife Julie, children Marysia, Courtney, and Brandy. 
Siblings: Sharon, Emily (Burgyman), Carlos (Kyra), Kate, Randy (Becky), and Sherri
Extended Family: Ardel and Sandy, Kathy (Greg), Cindy (Matt), Greg (Sandra), and Renee. Numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. 
Preceded in death by his mother, father, brother Larry, and nephew Wesley
Reggie spent most of his childhood in Germany in his “Dad’s military”. He graduated from Stadium High School in Tacoma, Wa. Reggie was a wrestler, gymnast, kick-boxer, truck driver, and computer wizard. 
Reggie made friends wherever he went and never met a gummy bear he didn’t like.

Additional Service: Celebration of Life
Location: Rainier Vista Community Park: Shelter A
Address: 5475 45th Ave SE
City: Lacey
State: WA
Zip Code: 98503
Date of Service: May 20, 2023
Time of Service: 3:00pm
Additional Information: This will be an informal gathering and picnic. Bring your own non-alcoholic beverages, lawn chairs, and favorite salad or dessert. 


Randy Parker April 03, 2023

Friend Rochester , Washington

Julie. I hope you remember Brandi and I from Walnut estates. I love Reggie like a brother because in Christ he is. Absent from the body present with the Lord.

Kayla Sherwood April 03, 2023

Niece Phoenix , Arizona

Love you Uncle Reggie, I’ll miss your amazing jokes and infectious personality. Sending my love to Aunt Julie, Court and Brandy.

Becky Snyder April 04, 2023

Friend Lacey ,

Julie and Girls. Knowing Reggie was pure joy, he could sure tell a story. He was kind, funny, smart and caring. He will be missed!!

Gus April 04, 2023

Brother from another mother Glasgow , Washington

Tae Reggie, a true Scottsman. We met him in chetwood forests in lord of the rings online nearly 20 years ago and took us all under his wing. He has been playing online games for decades and that's how we became friends. He was part of the group straight away. He missed the eve online days before that but everything after lord of the rings online he was involved in. Including the command and conquer tiberium alliances massacre when we all got up at the same time (4am) and literally took out all the enemy after being their best mates for a day. It was epic. Hundreds of people were involved and Reggie was at the heart of it. He was also part of the guild wars 2 slaughter of the French. Epic battles between the Europeans. We won every time. I used to run raids on their supply lines with a ranger and we killed them all while the main force attacked the stronghold. Basically cutting their supply lines. There was massive PvP battles and Reggie was always there. He even played lost ark and diablo which he loved. His favourite game though was lord of the rings online. He kept going back to play it even though we all stopped but that's where he found us. He will be up there watching over us joining in and influencing everything. He was a rock, a good guy, a voice of reason, one of us, a proper publican, a drunken bum, the life and soul and living life to the fullest. RIP Probacis/Reggie who touched so many lives, online and in person. Gus Your mate from across the ocean Will see you soon brother. His family and friends are my family and friends. Will miss you always.

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