Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


April 11, 2014

Ricky L. Gilliam 1959-2014

CARTER — Ricky L. Gilliam, 54, of Rush, formerly of Kirbyville, Texas, passed over early Sunday morning, April 6, 2014, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 8, 1959, in Flemingsburg, a son of Julia Ball Millis of Palatka, Fla., and the late Jhonie Gilliam.

He was a welder, an avid University of Kentucky basketball fan and of the Baptist faith.

He is also survived by his wife, Sharon Riffe-Gilliam; two sons, Brian Gilliam of Houston, Texas, and Brent (Amy) Gilliam of Taylors, S.C.; five grandchildren, Jake, Katie, Alisa, Kara and Sydney; and his beloved dog, Ringo.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. today, April 12, 2014, at Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson by Paul Schmidt, minister.

Visitation will be after noon today at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to sparksfh.com.

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