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Harold R. Gilliam
Harold R. GilliamFlagHarold R. Gilliam, 84, of Richwood, formerly of Jackson, died peacefully Friday evening October 4, 2019 at the Prestige Gardens in Marysville.

He was born December 10, 1934 in Minford to the late John and Donna (Wheeler) Gilliam, he was also preceded in death by his first wife Jill (Weberly) Gilliam, two brothers: Ervin and Charles Gilliam and one sister: Ruth Bowden Sayre

Harold was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving from November of 1953 until October of 1957, during this time he was stationed in London, this is where he met and married his first wife.

When he came home from the service, he went to work at the former Marion Power Shovel, he worked there until his retirement in 1991.

He was then married to his wife Shirley (Pack) (Parish) Gilliam on July 16, 1991 in Greenup, Kentucky and they moved to a mini farm with a pond and trails, near Jackson. They enjoyed traveling, being outdoors and all the of the four seasons. They moved back to Richwood in 2013. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #584 in Marion.

Surviving is his wife Shirley of Richwood, sons: Dean (Debbie) Gilliam of Richwood and Steve Gilliam of Prospect.
Grandchildren: Rob (Pam) Huffman, Shawn (Christy) Huffman, Jacob (Sarah) Gilliam, Travis (Lisa) Gilliam and Chelsea Gilliam
Stepsons: Dean (Kim) Parish of Hope, Indiana, Terry (Jenny Fredrickson) Parish of Marysville and Brian (Stephanie) Parish of Prospect and all of their families.
One brother: Kenneth Gilliam of Jackson

Funeral services will be held Wednesday October 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood, Shawn Huffman and Jacob Gilliam will officiate, friends may call prior to the service from 4-7 pm at the funeral home in Richwood.

Graveside services will be held Thursday October 10, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Beaver Union Cemetery in Beaver, Ohio, there will be Military Honors conducted at the cemetery by the American Legion Post #142 Honor Guard.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Prestige Gardens Social Fund at 755 S. Plum St., Marysville, OH 43040

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#1 from: Mark & Cathy Rollison-Krist
Sun, Oct 6, 2019 at 10:01 AM

Steve, Dean and families
We are deeply sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I have many fond memories from my childhood of camping out and trail riding in Jackson. I especially remember when your dad got Shenandoah from us and of course my Sugarfoot. He was always an exuberant man and often time when he would tease me I trembled hearing his deep voice but then the sparkle in Harold eyes would show and I wasn't afraid anymore. I remember the times you all would come visit at my parents farm and the stories our dads would recite of their adventures & mischief at MPS. I know our dads are catching up in heaven and am pretty sure they, as guardian angels, are watching over all of us or at least seeing if we didn't fall to far from the tree in our endeavors of life. My fondest memories are of all our family's together trail riding in Jackson at your parentís farm. Harold will be missed by many but know he has his wings now and will forever be you and your familyís guardian angel. With your every thought and memory know that he is by your side sharing those same loving memories. We send our love and prayers for strength and healing.

#2 from: Traci Hoffman
West Mansfield
Sun, Oct 6, 2019 at 12:08 PM

Shirley, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Know that I am thinking of you at this time and always. Hugs and prayers

#3 from: Marilyn Coleman
Sun, Oct 6, 2019 at 2:25 PM

Dean and family. I am sorry for your loss.   Prayers for your family.

#4 from: Linda Sparling
Sun, Oct 6, 2019 at 8:08 PM

Steve and familys I am so sorry to here of your father's passing.Know that I am thinking of all of you at this time and always hugs and prayers. May God bless you all

#5 from: Fred Smith
Mon, Oct 7, 2019 at 9:26 AM

Steve,Dean and family,send my condolences for your loss.Hope his memories give you comfort at this time

#6 from: Holly wessler manley
Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 9:55 AM

To my family so sorry for your loss ...  when I was a kid great uncle would let me drive his four wheeler around in the yard ..but only after I picked the beans and or pea out of the garden for aunt jill ..  it was something  special  to me .. I dnt do it to drive the four wheeler I did it bc I felt needed .. not sure if that would make sense to anyone ..but it helped me through life .. even though at times when we would go over to jill and Harold's ( seemed like every weekend ..) sometimes I was probley a pain ... I loved hanging out in the barn with uncle and my dad ...fly high uncle ..love hugs and prayers for the family ..

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