Captain W. “Cappy” Gilliam, Jr., 65, of Turkey Creek, Ky., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 28, 2012, at the Appalachian Regional Hospital, South Williamson, Ky.
Cappy was born May 8, 1947, at Heisey, Ky., a son of Ida Louise Bevins Gilliam Williamson of Flatwoods, Ky., and the late Captain W. Gilliam Sr.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, William “Bill” Gilliam and George E. Gilliam; and one sister, Barbara S. Smith.
He was a meat cutter, worked in a saw mill and worked over 26 years as an electrician in the coal mines. He owned his own business, C. & G. Electric Co. Inc. from 1995 to 2010 until his retirement. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge and the American Legion. He was an avid antique car collector and enjoyed restoring old cars, entering car shows where he had won many trophies. He also enjoyed boating and riding his Polaris Razor with his friends. He was always willing to help others in the community.
Other survivors include his loving wife of 45 years, Mary F. Craft Gilliam of Turkey Creek; daughter, Alona S. Gilliam of Russell, Ky.; brothers, Carl Williamson, Jr. of Edgewood, Ky., and Larry D. Gilliam of Flatwoods; sisters, Shelby J. Reynolds and Kathie M. French Workman both of Flatwoods; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 1, at 2 p.m. in the R. E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel with Mark Carter and Floyd Kenneth Bevins officiating. Entombment will follow in the Mountain View Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Huddy, Ky., with David Cox, Dane Robinson, Chris Smith, Greg Stepp, Floyd Kenneth Bevins and Darrell Robinson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Nichols, Tommy Bevins and Louie Maynard. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday, October 31, in the Funeral Home Chapel.
R. E. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, Ky., is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at rerogersfuneralhome.com.