Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)


April 9, 2014

Ricky L. Gilliam


04/09/14 — Ricky L. Gilliam, 54, of Rush, formerly of Kirbyville , Texas, passed over early Sunday morning, April 6, 2014, at his residence in Rush. He was born Aug. 8, 1959, in Flemingsburg, a son of Julia Ball Millis of Palatka, Fla., and the late Jhonie Gilliam.

He was a welder, an avid University of Kentucky basketball fan and of the Baptist faith.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Sharon Riffe-Gilliam; two sons, Brian Gilliam of Houston, Texas, and Brent (Amy) Gilliam of Taylors, S.C.; five grandchildren, Jake, Katie, Alisa, Kara, and Sydney; and also his beloved dog, “Ringo.”

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson by Paul Schmidt, minister. Visitation will be at noon Saturday until time of service at the Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson.

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