Mapleton: Bobby G. Gilliam, 72, of Mapleton, formerly of Canton, passed away at 11:36 p.m. Friday January 24, 2014 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center.
Bobby was born March 26, 1941 in Owsley County, KY the son of Tom & Grace Williams Gilliam. He married Patricia Comfort Rindfleisch in Peoria on December 9, 1992.
He is survived by his wife of twenty-one years; one daughter, Susan Gilliam of Bushnell; two sons, James Lee (Robin) Gilliam , and Robert Gene (Trish) Gilliam both of Pikeville, KY; five step-sons, Ricky Dean Boyd of Pikeville, KY, Franklin D. (Gayle) Rindfleisch of Bartonville, A. Michael Rindfleisch of Orlando, FL, Theodore J. (Sue) Rindfleisch of W. Peoria, and Dominic L. (Robyn) Rindfleisch of Glasford; one brother, James (Sue) Gilliam of Monroe, Michigan; two sisters, Diana Lenox of Pikeville, KY, and Brenda Owens, of Taylor, Michigan; fifteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Bobby was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Willis; and one sister, Lois Ann Young.
He was an United States Army Veteran. Bobby worked at DeGussa ( former Sherex ) for thirty-four years as an Industrial Wastewater Treatment Works Operator.
Bobby was a quiet man who loved his family, fishing, gardening, and playing the guitar.
A funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Pastor Jack Thompson will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
Memorials may be made to the Donor's choice.
To view Bobby's online website or leave a condolence please go to www.davison-fulton-bartonvillechapel.com.