Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Obituaries

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 www.corleyfuneralhome.com by selecting the Billy Gene Gilliam obituary.

 

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Garry Lee Sparks Sr. Death Notices for 7-31-14

    Garry Lee Sparks Sr., 66, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ima Jean Turns Kattner Ima Jean Turns Kattner

    Jean Kattner, 87, of Copperas Cove passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Copperas Cove.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ronald Merle Jensen Ronald Merle Jensen

    Ronald Merle Jensen, 70, of Hewitt, passed away Friday, July 25, 2014 at a local hospital.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dora 'Velma' Whittenberg Dora 'Velma' Whittenberg

    Dora “Velma” Ward Whittenberg passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, in Corsicana, Texas where she had made her home with her daughter.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Loree Shaver Loree Shaver

    Loree Shaver, 63, of Powell passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Marian Elizabeth Turner Marian Elizabeth Turner

     Marian Elizabeth Turner, 72, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Twilight Home in Corsicana.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • W. D. 'Jack' Owens W. D. 'Jack' Owens

    W.D. (Jack) Owens went to his Heavenly home on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mae Lynn Gannon Mae Lynn Gannon

    Mae Lynn Gannon, 88, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014 with her daughter Lisa by her side.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Death Notices for 7-25-14

    Valli Rose Martin, 96, of Kerens, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the Trisun Care Center.

    July 24, 2014

  • Emmie Jean Wardell Emmie Jean Wardell

    Emmie Jean Wardell, 66, of Dawson, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in Mexia leaving behind her husband, Bert F. Wardell, Jr, many cousins and friends.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo