William Ivan “Bill” Gillam of Fayetteville, WV passed away June 11, 2020 one day shy of his 90th Birthday. He was born on June 12, 1930 to the late Edward Franklin Gillam and Ella Marie Paine Gillam in Ashland, KY.
He was a veteran of the Air Force and Army and was also a coal miner of local 1330. He loved coon hunting, fishing, and trading.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother James E “Jimmy” Gillam, sister Francis Carroll, his wife Billie Racine Gillam, 2 nephews Harold “Mike” Carroll and Darrell Carroll, his companion of 20+ years Annie Sumpter, stepson Charles Ingram, stepdaughter Winky Hall, and step grandson Gary Dinky Dean Calvert II.
Those left to cherish his memory include his son William “Willy” Gillam and wife Peggy of Fayetteville, WV, nephew Kenny Carroll of Oak Hill, WV, stepdaughters Rhonda Miller of Oak Hill, WV and Beulah Elmore of Fayetteville, WV, stepson James Ingram, step grandsons Charles Calvert of Oak Hill, WV, Denny Calvert and wife Robin of Oak Hill, WV, Shannon Ingram of Oak Hill, WV, Rodney Nutter of Oak Hill, WV, and Tony Elmore of Beckley, WV, and a step granddaughter Tonya Smith. He was also a grandpa to four great grand babies who are going to miss him dearly as well as many great nieces and great nephews and an abundance of friends.
Private services for William I “Bill” Gillam will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the local VA Memorial Fund.