- Ada, Oklahoma


March 23, 2013

Thomas Gray Gilliam

Ada —  

Services for Thomas Gray Gilliam, 77, of Ada, are at 10 a.m. Monday at the Bible Baptist Church. The Rev. Harold Holt will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.

Mr. Gilliam died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at an Ardmore hospital. 

He was born July 1, 1935, at Ada to Edgar Cecil and Mary Elizabeth Perkins Gilliam. He married Lawanda Joyce Beach on March 2, 1955. 

Mr. Gilliam was a supervisor for Pontotoc County District #1 until his retirement. He was a member of the Bible Baptist Church, a ham radio operator and a member of the Ada Lodge #119 AF & AM.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Gilliam, of the home; two daughters, Sharon Nanny and her husband, Larry, of Wichita, Kan., and Lawana Dopson and her husband, Ron, of Ada; a son, Kevin Gilliam and his wife, Terry, of Stonewall; a brother, Clifford Gilliam and his wife, Denise, of Allen; three grandchildren, Jennifer West, Thomas Dopson and Alesha Gilliam; and two great-grandchildren, Allison McMahan and Rowan West.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Tommy Gilliam.

Bearers will be Josh Gilliam, Clifford Gilliam, Henry West, Raymond Townsend, Larry Nanny and Danny Oliver.

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