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Michael James Gilliam

December 22, 1965 ~ December 21, 2021 (age 55)


Michael James Gilliam, age 55 of Delight, Arkansas, passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 in Nashville. He was born on December 22, 1965 in Trenton, Michigan to Gene and Kathryn Righetti Gilliam.

Michael worked as Job Coordinator for Southern Fab in Nashville. He enjoyed the outdoors and hunting. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and was a lover of all things Arkansas Razorback.

He was preceded in death by his former wife Lola Gilliam and his brother Anthony Gilliam.

Survivors include his wife Kellie Morphew Gilliam; parents Gene and Kathryn Righetti Gilliam; daughters Sarah Blackmon, Amanda Shinn (Austin), Kayla Wylie, and Krickit Nichols (Blake); son Kyle Keating; brother Danny Gilliam (Mindy); four grandchildren Lola Shinn, Kohen Keating, Marley Keating, and Lyla Jade Wylie, as well as a host of other family and friends.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 26, 2021 at Latimer Funeral Home in Murfreesboro.

Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 27, 2021 in the Latimer Funeral Home Chapel in Murfreesboro, with Brent Furr officiating. Interment will follow in County Line Cemetery west of Nashville, under the direction of Latimer Funeral Home.

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December 26, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Latimer Funeral Home - Murfreesboro
1211 Anthony St.
Murfreesboro, AR 71958

Funeral Service
December 27, 2021

10:00 AM
Latimer Funeral Home - Murfreesboro
1211 Anthony St.
Murfreesboro, AR 71958

Interment following funeral service
December 27, 2021

County Line Cemetery, Nashville

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