Douglas “Bulldog” Gilliam – Obituary

By  | February 16, 2013 | Filed under: Exclude Bondsmen, Morrison Funeral Home, Obituaries

DougDouglas “Bulldog” Gilliam, age 62, of Tuscumbia, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013. Visitation will be Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at Morrison Funeral Home, Tuscumbia. The funeral will be Monday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Phillip Russell officiating. The burial will follow at Shoals Memorial Gardens.

Doug was a graduate of Deshler High School Class of 1969 and a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as a medic during Vietnam and was retired from AT&T after 31 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Sarah Gilliam; nieces, Beth Ann and Tonja Luann Kennedy; and great-nephew, Samuel Carson.

Doug is survived by his loving wife of 17 years, Cherhonda Stanfield Gilliam; father, Louie Gilliam; children, Dani Gilliam, Joseph Griffin and wife Erica, and Erica Griffin Nix and husband, Shawn; granddaughter, Bayleigh Renee Nix; sister, Mary Lou Blackburn and husband, Henry; father-in-law, Larry Stanfield and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers are Phillip Inman, Bobby Archer, Phil Dirmeyer, Terry Joe Pitts, Jimmy Grimes and Larry McGee. Honorary pallbearers are Charlie Tompkins, Jerry Wilbanks, Roger Fuller, William Bogus, George Carpenter, Keith Hairrell, Dane Dixon, Bill Marthalar, Phil Smith, Phillip Kitchens and Bill Morton.

The family expresses special thanks to dear friend, Patty Miles; Amedysis Hospice, especially, Kristen and Jennifer; Dr. George Evans; “The Dream Team”, Dr. Pons, Dr. Holden and Dr. Robert Bailey, Dr, Lango (Queen of Hearts) and all the friends that supported Doug during his sickness especially the Deshler Class of 1969.

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