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No visitation planned


Friday, February 17, 2012
2:00 pm
Iowa Veterans Cemetery
I-80 at Exit 113
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Iowa Veterans Cemetery
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Thomas Gilliam

Thomas Gilliam, Jr., 67, passed away February 15, 2012 at his home.

Thomas was born May 26, 1944, in Des Moines to Thomas and Naomi Gilliam. He was a retired Master Sergeant for the U.S. Army. Thomas was a loving father and good friend to many.

Thomas is survived by his sons, Jason Gilliam and Ted Gilliam; brother, Jack; sisters, Phyllis, Nancy, Linda, Wanda, Wilda, and Patty; and his grandchildren, Jenna, Colton, Megan, Emma, Caitlin, Aidan, Chelsey, Dustin, and Josh. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Tommie Dean; and sister, Joyce.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2012, at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.

Online condolences may be expressed:
at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com