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George T. Gilliam

George T. Gilliam

George T. Gilliam, 86 of Lancaster, husband of Nina Preston Gilliam, passed away Monday, March 16, 2020 at Rockcastle Regional Hospital. Born Wednesday, January 31, 1934 in Lancaster, he was a son of the late Albert  & Revor Tapp Gilliam. George was a farmer, & a retired Foreman for Bastin Lumber. He was a United States Army veteran & was an active member at Scott’s Fork Christian Church where he was an Elder, a Sunday School teacher & a song leader. He also enjoyed fishing, coon hunting & gardening. He liked to tell stories & was known to be a “people person”. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brothers, Charles Raymond Gilliam, Albert Gilliam, Jr., Homer Lee Gilliam & a sister, Barbara Carol Carter.

Survivors in addition to his wife include three daughters, Becky (Danny) Burton, Pam (Tim) May & Georgia (Clay) Parsons, all of Lancaster; brothers, Vernon Clay Gilliam, of Lancaster, Darrell Wayne (Sue) Gilliam, of Melbourn, Florida; grandchildren, Charisse (Mike) Epley, Marie (Dave) Morgan, Emily (Justin) Powell, Justin May, Travis (Courtney) May, Abby (Chris) Davis, Zack Parsons, as well as ten great-grandchildren and two loving caregivers Cora (Tootsie) Grant & Jill Buckner.

Private funeral services will be held  Friday, March 20, 2020 at Ramsey-Young Funeral Home with Rev. Odis Clark officiating and burial following at Scott’s Fork Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Justin May, Travis May,  Justin Powell, Zack Parsons, Chris Davis, Mike Epley, Aidan Foley & Dave Morgan. Honorary pallbearers include the elders & deacons at Scotts Fork Christian Church. There will be no public visitation. We apologize for any inconveniences during this time.

Ramsey-Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

15 Condolences

  • Erwin “Ben” Ray Posted March 16, 2020 8:23 pm

    For my brother George – It is true, to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord and the saints of all ages! George heeded the Bible admonition and made his preparation to meet God. And will therefore be in His presence for eternity.

  • Kevin Oliver Posted March 17, 2020 6:35 pm

    Will never miss them old days. Helping in your tobacco crop. And when it came time ok Saturday for wrestling. We watched.

  • Barbara Bolton Wilson Posted March 17, 2020 10:51 pm

    So sorry he was a great man got some memories from child hood

  • Shawn Allen Sinkhorn Posted March 17, 2020 11:49 pm

    I sure hate to hear this but I also know he is leading the singing in heaven as he did at Scotts Fork Christian Church now. He is a good man and always treated me right when I would visit at Scotts Fork. I’m praying for his family, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

  • Jenny Lynn Whittaker Posted March 18, 2020 12:09 am

    So sorry for your loss. He was a nice man.
    Prayers for the family.

  • Kyle and Pat Sparks Posted March 18, 2020 4:17 am

    So sorry to hear of George’s death. My God have his arms around you and you family.

  • Joe and Shirley Woods Posted March 18, 2020 2:01 pm

    Joe lived nearby him when they were young boys. He said he remembers him well and always liked him.

  • Jill McKnight Posted March 18, 2020 11:54 pm

    With a heavy heart and tears in my eyes. To my adopted dad, I was blessed to take care of this precious man for a little over a year.. He became my dad to me, he would call me Doll, and told me I was his youngest child. We use to talk about a lot of things, we would sing gospel songs, pray and laugh he really enjoyed it. I needed him as much as he needed me. He’s finally home with our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Georgie I’ll always take care of Nana that was my promise to you. Until we get to see each other agian never to be parted, love you dad Love Doll (Jill).

  • Trish and Darby Montgomery Posted March 19, 2020 1:23 am

    So sorry for your loss.

  • Cecil Posted March 19, 2020 2:35 pm

    Sorry to hear about George he always had a big smile when I saw him

  • Cecil Posted March 19, 2020 2:42 pm

    Sorry to hear about George. I remember his big smile

  • Terry Huffman Posted March 19, 2020 6:44 pm

    Sorry about George. I’ve known him most all my life. Exceptionally fine man! He will be missed.

  • Ronald and Kathy Howard Posted March 20, 2020 5:02 pm

    Our deepest condolences to the family. I was 17 when Ronald brought me to Scott’s (Scotch to the natives) Fork and I was instantly family. Ronald has so many wonderful fishing memories with George and can tell me stories for hours. We loved him very much. I will always hear “Baby Boy” and “Baby Boy’s Baby Boy”. Our love to Nanaw and all the family.

  • RICK Sutton Posted March 24, 2020 9:52 pm

    So sorry for ypur loss. Ill mever forget his smile or fishing stories

  • Lloyd B. East Posted April 1, 2020 12:24 pm

    Very sorry for the loss of your Dad. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

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