Oak Park – Robert E. Gilliam age 51, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2013, in his home. He was born September 23, 1961 in Chicago. Son of Richard L. Gilliam Sr. and Patricia A. (Ward) Gilliam. Robert received his Associates Degree as a Naturalist from Triton College. He was employed by Trailside Museum for 17 years, caring for wildlife rescue animals. His spare time was spent with his passion for art, music, and animals.
He is preceded in death by his father Richard L. Gilliam Sr., sister Dawn Renae and sister Rhonda Lynn. He is survived by his mother Patricia A. Gilliam, brother Richard L. Gilliam Jr., sister Donna L. Morrison, sister Robin E. Erwin, nephew Shawn, nieces Jessica, Abby and Ashley, great niece Mille, and his beloved cats.
Visitation will be held at Williams Woodward Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of funeral service 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Interment will be at Glen Oak Cemetery West Chicago.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Robert's name to:
218 West Lawrence
Springfield, Illinois 62704
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