Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


April 12, 2013

Billy Gene Gilliam

Billy Gene Gilliam, a former resident of Corsicana, went to be with Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior, on Monday, April 8, 2013 at the age of 90 at the Medical Center of Arlington.

Bill was born Nov. 4, 1922 in Corsicana to William Tarrant and Myrtle Mae (King) Gilliam. He attended schools in Corsicana and graduated from Corsicana High School. Bill married Barbara Cook in 1942. Bill served in the United States Army during World War II, landing at Omaha Beach on D-Day. After his military service, he returned to Corsicana where he worked for many years as a Master Plumber.

Bill was a true Christian gentleman who touched many lives, and was a faithful member and Deacon of First Baptist Church serving in various positions in excess of 50 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Myrtle Gilliam; and his wife, Barbara.

He is survived by his daughter, Tish (Gary) Schutte; son, Paul (Cindy) Gilliam; grandchildren;  Christy(Shawn) Powers, Kevin (Mendi) Schutte, Tim (Dina) Gilliam, Anna (Jake) Howard; Amanda (Ryan) Saenz; step-grandchildren, Randy (Dawn) Flach, Karin (Brandon) Richardson, and many great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Etta (Gene) Fluker.

Visitation with the family will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at Corley Funeral Home Monday, April 15, 2013.

Graveside services with military honors will follow at 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 15, 2013 at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

An online guestbook is available at by selecting the Billy Gene Gilliam obituary.


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