(A Time To Be Born) Sgt. Johnny Allen Gilder was born on March 11, 1948 in Zavala, Texas to Hattie Elmer Gilder and Clifton Gilder. (A Time To Learn) He was a graduated of Vernon County High School, Class of 1965. Sgt. Johnny Allen Gilder went to Prairie College until he was drafted by the United States Army. (A Time To Love) Johnny was married to his devoted wife, Debra Ann Bosier. They celebrated 42 yrs of marriage. There were 5 children out of this union: Donald Bosier (Deena), Jesse Bosier (Anita), Laura Gilder (Greg), Johnny Allen Gilder, Jr. and Stephen Gilder; 13 grandchildren Bryonna Bosier, Daniel Griffen Bosier, Yannis Bosier, Tajah Bosier, Devin Bosier, Donald Bosier, Jr., Jaeil Gilder, Emyjae Gilder, Saraeya Gilder, Jesse Bosier, Jr., Danariah Bosier, Denair Allen and Kessa Lockhart. (A Time To Serve) Sgt. Johnny Allen Gilder gave his life to the Lord and was Baptised "In the Name of the Lord" under Bishop Allen Miller at Four Gospel Chapel. Then he joined First Apostolic Church in Lockhart, Texas, under bishop Deborah Byrd. Sgt. Gilder was drafted into the Military. While he served, he was on the Army Olympic Team playing basketball. He had a number of Duty Titles: Recovery Vehicle Operator, BFV Mechanic, Recruiting and Retention, Auto Mechanic, and TRK Vehicle Mechanic. Sgt. Gilder was assigned to HHC (-) 1st BN (M) 141 Inf. Medals Received: National Defense Service Medal, Sharp Shooter M16 Rifle Ribbons: Army Service Ribbon Awards: Distinguished Meritorious Achievement and Outstanding Service Medals: Texas Faithful Service Medal While on Active Duty, Sgt. Gilder was ordered to special work for Home Land Security, Texas Military Forces Joint Forces HQAG, Counter Drug Task Force working with the Immigration Department, ICE, Drug Task Force on the Borders of the United States.

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  1. I love you big brother! I miss you, your laughter and seeing your smiling face. I will see you later. 😘 Your baby sister, Lisha Brown

  2. I remember Uncle Johnny when I was a kid. Me, my mom and siblings were living with Grandma for a minute back in 1984. Uncle Johnny and Uncle Mac would come over and they always played with us. …I remember Uncle Johnny’s smile… Much love to all his family. God bless you.

  3. In memory of Mr. Johnny, I extend to his family my sincere condolence. May your many wonderful memories of life with him bring you the comfort of our great God of comfort and hearer of prayers. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4; Psalm 65:2)

  4. Big John, from all the U.S. Border Patrol Automotive Family here in Laredo Texas we want to thank you for all the days you spent here in the 1990’s. Thank you for the memories and those special recipes from East Texas, specially the squirrel stew. May god bless you and your family. Happy Birthday in Heaven my Brother.

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