Funeral services for Wayne D. Gilliam Sr., “Curley”, 92, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at Comanche Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Downing Cemetery in Comanche County. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 at the funeral home.
He left this world and went to his heavenly home on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Odessa.
He was born July 26, 1927, in Comanche County to Wayne and Alice (Barrick) Gilliam. He served in the United States Navy on the USS Ranger. He married Mary Lois Evans on June 22, 1948.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Lois Gilliam of Comanche; children: daughter, Ann (Gilliam) Self and husband Ronnie of Odessa and son, Wayne D. Gilliam, Jr. “Butch” and wife Carrie of Odessa; nine grandchildren: Denece, Cory, Amanda, Roxann, Cindy, Andy, Brandi, Heather, and Ashlee; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Oleta Weaver of College Station; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two daughters, Lara Leigh Gilliam and June (Gilliam) Roberson; and parents, Wayne and Alice Gilliam.