Jerry Leon Gilliam

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Jerry Leon Gilliam of Howe, Oklahoma was born February 8, 1937 in Shady Point, Oklahoma to Guy Ross and Delphia (Breeding) Gilliam and passed away April 11, 2020 in Fort Smith, Arkansas at the age of 83.

He is survived by:

One daughter:

Kimberly Gilliam-Eaton and husband Danny of Howe, Oklahoma

Two sons:

James Gilliam and wife Tracey of Howe, Oklahoma

Kevin Gilliam and wife Donna of Washburn, Arkansas

One brother:

Gerald Gilliam and wife Carla

One sister:

Janice Gilliam-England

12 grandchildren

17 great-grandchildren

Four nieces

Numerous other loved ones and host of friends

He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy Ross and Delphia Breeding-Gilliam; his step-mother, Lovia Woods-Gilliam; and a sister, Betty Hemby.

Jerry was a long-time resident of the area, an Equipment Operator for the Leflore County Solid Waste in Heavener, and a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Howe, Oklahoma. Jerry loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend. Jerry will be deeply missed by all whom knew and loved him.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at Morris/Folsom/Gilliam Family Cemetery on Jamie Gilliam’s Farm address 39567 Homer Ary Road in Howe, Oklahoma with Brother Larry Stacy officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener, Oklahoma. The family would like to welcome anyone who would like to attend Jerry’s service. Due to the COVID-19, we request that you remain in your vehicles.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to First Missionary Baptist Church in Howe, Oklahoma or Freeman Community Center of Howe, Oklahoma in honor of Jerry Gilliam.

Pallbearers will be: Jamie Gilliam, Kevin Gilliam, Adam Hackman, Bryan Gilliam, Jeremiah Eaton, and Danny Eaton.

Viewing will be from Noon until 6:00 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.

To sign Jerry’s online guestbook please visit


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