June 11, 1919 September 14, 2017
Leonard Gilliam, 98, of London, Ky., passed away Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 at his residence.
He leaves behind two children, Coy Gilliam and wife Diana of London, and Linda Hibbitts and husband Les, also of London; two grandchildren, Matthew Gilliam and wife Danielle, and Amanda Gilliam Lawson and husband Nathan; four great-grandchildren, Yasmine Hawkins, Kaley Hubbard, Jacob and Tucker Gilliam, plus a host of other family and friends to mourn his passing.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Gilliam; parents, Grant and Mattie Gilliam; a daughter, Wanda Watts; two siblings, Blane Gilliam and Ruby York and one granddaughter, Gwen Watts.
He was a farmer and member of Twin Branch Methodist Church.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II, 14th Armored Division, Field Artillery Battalion and 2nd Armored Division. He was also a KY Colonel and a 2012 London Living Treasure.
He was loved and cherished and will forever be remembered and greatly missed by all of his family and friends.
Funeral service for Leonard Gilliam was conducted Sunday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of House-Rawlings Funeral Home with Don Tackett and Bob Dalton officiating.
Full military honors was presented by the local D.A.V.
Burial followed in the J.F. Gilliam Cemetery.
The family received friends at House-Rawlings Funeral Home after 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16.
Published on September 22, 2017