Bobby Gene Gilliam

March 26, 1941January 24, 2014
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Mapleton: Bobby G. Gilliam, 72, of Mapleton, formerly of Canton, passed away at 11:36 p.m. Friday January 24, 2014 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. Bobby was born March 26, 1941 in Owsley County, KY the son of Tom & Grace Williams Gilliam. He married Patricia Comfort Rindfleisch in Peoria on December 9, 1992. He is survived by his wife of twenty-one years; one daughter, Susan Gilliam of Bushnell; two sons, James Lee (Robin) Gilliam , and Robert Gene (Trish) Gilliam both of Pikeville, KY; five step-sons, Ricky Dean Boyd of Pikeville, KY, Franklin D. (Gayle) Rindfleisch of Bartonville, A. Michael Rindfleisch of Orlando, FL, Theodore J. (Sue) Rindfleisch of W. Peoria, and Dominic L. (Robyn) Rindfleisch of Glasford; one brother, James (Sue) Gilliam of Monroe, Michigan; two sisters, Diana Lenox of Pikeville, KY, and Brenda Owens, of Taylor, Michigan; fifteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Bobby was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Willis; and one sister, Lois Ann Young. He was an United States Army Veteran. Bobby worked at DeGussa ( former Sherex ) for thirty-four years as an Industrial Wastewater Treatment Works Operator. Bobby was a quiet man who loved his family, fishing, gardening, and playing the guitar. A funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Pastor Jack Thompson will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Cremation rites will be accorded. Memorials may be made to the Donor’s choice. To view Bobby's online website or leave a condolence please go to


  • Visitation Tuesday, January 28, 2014
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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Rob Gilliam

January 31, 2014

dad, although there are no words that can describe how much I love you or how you will be missed...thank you daddy I love you

Dom & Betty Giacobazzi

January 28, 2014

Pat, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Bobby is not suffering any more. May God watch over you and your family and strengthen you all during this difficult time. Bobby will truly be missed. Dom and Betty G

January 28, 2014

There are no words to describe how much I will miss my daddy! I love you dad!

January 28, 2014

Pat, I was so sorry to learn Bobby passed away. It seems like you were both just in the office. I will always remember Bobby's soft spoken sense of humor. He was a very kind man. I consider it a privilege to have been a very small part of his medical care. My sympathy to your family. Take care Pat. Marilyn (Junction Medical)

Rickey D. Boyd (Pamela)

January 28, 2014

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Rosa & CW Watts

January 27, 2014

Hard to believe he is gone, but he no longer will suffer. What a long journey he had and he is now at peace. He will be missed by many. Our prayers, love and support will always be with you Pat.

Brenda Owens

January 27, 2014

I'm missing you and I love you very much. Your with Mommy, Lois and Willis now and you were welcomed with open arms. Love your sister

Jonathan Owens

January 27, 2014

Love ya Uncle Bobby

James Gilliam

January 27, 2014

I love you very much brother and will miss you.

mark n char ball

January 27, 2014

so sorry for your loss pat. was remembering all the good times we had in florida with u and bob... u will be in our thoughts and prayers tomorrow. love you