- November 22, 1921 - February 24, 2013
- Port Deposit, Maryland
of Luther's Passing
- In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the West Nottingham Cemetery or The Wounded Warrior Project c/o R. T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 111 S. Queen Street, Rising Sun, MD 21911.
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“Jane, John, Bobby & Katerina,
So sorry for your loss. Only got to meet your dad / grandfather a few times during your years here in Texas, but...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Bill Carlson - TX
All of Ned and Sara Gilliam's children are sad to learn of the passing of Dick, but we know that you have a store of wonderful...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Edward Elliotte Gilliam - VA
“Don, Kathie and Grayson, We are sorry for your loss. I am sure you will remember the good times and that will get you through the sad ones. We...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Mark and Lisa Jarman - Calabash, NC
“To all the Gilliam Family, may God give you strength and bless each and everyone,we will keep the family in our thoughts and prayers...God Bless you...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: The Smith's and The Dew's - NC
“Uncle Don...I love you! Sorry for your loss, he's not gone, as long as his love lives in your heart he will always be with you...
5 of 15 | Posted by: Jadon Smith - Calabash, NC
“Dearest Grayson...I am so sorry for your loss. I love you with all my heart...God Bless You...
6 of 15 | Posted by: Jadon Smith - Calabash, NC
“Dearest family...We are so sadden by your loss,know that we are here for you,praying for you...May God give you strength and bless you all.
7 of 15 | Posted by: Margie and Wayne Dew - NC
“We are so sadden by the loss of your father. Know that will keep you all in our thoughts and prayer's. May God bless you all.
8 of 15 | Posted by: Chris,Mary and Jadon Smith - NC
“Dear Don, We know about the "fine man" your dad was and he raised a fine man, "you". May the sweet and funny memories you have of him keep him always...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Eileen Graham Tschopp - Cary, NC
“You are all in our thoughts and prayers. What a wonderful life story your father had and what a great legacy he leaves to be remembered! With love,...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Donna & David Herrin - Raleigh, NC
“It is hard to believe that I have known the Gilliam family for 51 years! What great memories - picking your Dad's blackberries, playing in that...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Cindy Carey
“Don, we are praying for you and your family. Your father is in good faith now and in no pain. Memories are everything now! Cherish them! Love you...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Patrick &Julie Burgess - Benson, NC
“Dick, you have been the best neighbor and friend and we will miss you dearly. Rest in peace our friend.
Dottie and Gene
13 of 15 | Posted by: Dottie Tambasco and Gene Bannon - NY
“Don and Family,
Much Sympathy, Love and Prayers to You and Your Family during this hard time with the passing of Your Father. May All of You find...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Suzanne Brown Creech - Raleigh, NC
“Don and family,
All our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
We enjoyed all your stories about your father. What a special man
he...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Janet, Julie and all from Rex Cath Lab - NC
Luther R. Gilliam, age 91, of Port Deposit, MD passed away on February 24, 2013. Luther was born in Phenix, VA on November 22, 1921 to the late Luther R. Gilliam & Hannie (Pugh) Gilliam.
Luther was a veteran of the Army having served from 1942-1945 and 1950-1951 in Company C, 393rd, 99th Division. He was a Prisoner of War in Germany during WWII having been captured on December 16, 1944 at the Battle of the Bulge and was liberated on April 29, 1945. Luther worked as a Medical Photographer and he retired from the Perry Point VA Hospital in 1979. He was a member of the Biological Photographic Association. He was also a member of the West Nottingham Presbyterian Church and the American Legion Post #194 in Rising Sun, MD.
He is survived by his son, Donald Luther Gilliam and his wife Kathie of Raleigh, NC; daughters, Christine Ryan and her husband James of Nottingham, PA & Jane Lerch and her husband John of Gainesville, VA; grandchildren, Nathan Ryan, Joshua Ryan, Robert Lerch, Katerina Lerch, Ashton Wade and Grayson Gilliam; 4 great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Ethel V. Gilliam who passed away in 1999.
A Service will be held 11:00am on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at West Nottingham Presbyterian Church, 1195 Firetower Road, Colora, MD 21917 where family and friends may call one hour prior. Burial will follow at West Nottingham Cemetery.