Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


November 27, 2012

Captain W. “Cappie” Gilliam Jr. 1947-2012

WILLIAMSON, WV — Captain W. “Cappie” Gilliam Jr., 65, of Turkey Creek, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, in Appalachian Regional Hospital in South Williamson.

Cappie was born May 8, 1947, at Heisey, a son of Ida Louise Bevins Gilliam Williamson of Flatwoods and the late Captain W. Gilliam Sr.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, William “Bill” Gilliam and George E. Gilliam, and a sister, Barbara S. Smith.

He was a meat cutter, worked in a saw mill and worked more than 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 and winning 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; a daughter, Alona S. Gilliam of Russell; brothers Carl Williamson Jr. of Edgewood 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 were at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at R.E. Rogers Funeral Home Chapel in Belfry with Mark Carter and Floyd Kenneth Bevins officiating. Entombment followed in Mountain View Memory Gardens Mausoleum in Huddy.

Pallbearers were David Cox, Dane Robinson, Chris Smith, Greg Stepp, Floyd Kenneth Bevins and Darrell Robinson. Honorary pallbearers were Ricky Nichols, Tommy Bevins, Jamie Gilliam, Frank Ison and Louie Maynard.

Visitation was from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31 at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to rerogersfuneralhome.com.

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