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Walter Gillam

Walter Gillam

November 5, 1940     ~     May 10, 2010

Walter J. Gillam, Jr. 69, died Monday, May 10, 2010 at his residence. He was born in Barn Hart, MO. to the late Walter Gillam, Sr. and Ann JenKerson Gillam. He was retired from General Motors Corvette Plant, a Kentucky Colonel and an avid hunter and fisherman. He was attending Free Will Baptist Church and Summer Shade Christian Church.

He is survived by his wife Mary Palmore Gillam; four children: Craig Gillam of Bowling Green, Penny Mace and husband, Gary of St. Joseph, MO, Scott Palmore and wife Stacy of Summer Shade, and Lisa Pedigo and husband, Terry, of Glasgow; one daughter-in-law, Stephanie Gillam of Bowling Green; one brother: Howard Gillam of Farmington, MO.; one sister: Judy Gaines of Florissant, MO; seven grandchildren, Brynda Thomas, Britney Mace, Savannah Gillam, Nicholas Gillam, Cole Palmore, Tori Palmore and Whitney Pedigo; one great grandchild, Bella Thomas.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home with Bro. Joel Franks officiating. Visitation will be after 1:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Summer Shade Cemetery.

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15 Entries for Walter Gillam

  1. Laura Rigdon says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Walt’s passing – he had suffered a lot the past few months and he will suffer no more. He was a great friend to Tim and I, we never saw him without a smile on his face. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

    Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    Tim & Laura Rigdon
    Summer Shade, KY

  2. Alan Palmore says:

    We are with you in your sorrow and hope his memory comforts you.

  3. Crystal Mckinney Elmore says:

    Aunt Mary Elizabeth, I am so hearrt broke for your loss, may God be with you and your family in your time of need God Bless You. If there’s anything my family can do for you please don’t hesitate to ask, With my deepest sympathy, love Crystal

  4. Delmas & Libby Proffitt says:

    Mary, we are so sorry to hear of Walter’s passing. I think of you, Scott and Lisa often. Seems like a long time since I saw you last. Just remember God has his plans and we will understand some day.
    Your family is in our prayers. I won’t get to the Funeral Home, but know my heart will be there.
    Libby Proffitt from the GD Times.

  5. Don and Sue Frazier says:

    Mary and Family, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one Walt’s.

  6. Leigh Mills Coleman says:

    So very sorry to hear about Walter. I’ve known him for a long time and he was a truly wonderful person. I grew up with Craig in Missouri and Walter always made me feel welcome in his home. Walter also went to school with my father in Bonne Terre, Missouri. He will be greatly missed, but he suffers no more. The Gillam family is in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with all of you.

  7. Eddie Key says:


    Sorry to hear of Walt’s passing.

  8. DORIS WIX says:

    mary sorry for your loss

  9. Amylee Bernell (Bea) Delashmit Hellwig says:

    First of all I sent condolences and prayers to the family of Walter. Judy Gaines, his sister will remember Bernell. My father (Guy Delashmit) and his mother (Anne) were first cousins. (Aunt Lettie was my great aunt.) I am so sorry for your loss, and wish I could have known him. Note; Judy I am including my phone number (and email) if you want to call at a later date. amyleebh@usmo.com (I will tell Ann , Marian and Willie that I read the obit on internet.) Love and prayers to you all. Amylee Bea

  10. Jack and Carol Barrett says:

    mary we are sorry about your loss will keep you in our prayers jack & Carol

  11. Johnathan & Pauletta Deckard says:

    Mary and Lisa,
    We are truly sorry to learn of Walter’s passing. We wish to send our deepest sympathy and our Prayers to you and your Family. Please take comfort in knowing that as a man of Faith Walter is with our Heavenly Father. Also, we would like to ask of you that if there is anything at all we can do to comfort or assist you in your time of loss, our hearts and home is more than willing to help. God Bless You and Your Family.

    Pauletta and Johnathan Deckard

  12. Sharon (Yount) Yates says:

    Sonny was my cousin, our mom’s were 1st cousins. She was Genevieve (Nipper) Yount. You all have my deepest sympathy.

  13. jonathan young says:

    Sorry to hear about Walts passing I really enjoyed his stories. Let us know if you need anything. Jonathan Young and family.

  14. Walter and Jane Baker says:

    Thoughts are with you all and strength to you in the days ahead.

  15. Lisa Oliver says:

    We are so sad about Uncle Sonny’s passing and are praying for you all. I know he is pain free and that Heaven is a sweeter place with him there. God Bless
    Lisa (McCormack) Oliver and family