Radford “Ray” S. Gilliam, age 83, of Murfreesboro, passed away on Jan. 17, 2013, at Northside Health Care following an extended illness.
He was born and raised in Buckingham County, Va., and a former resident of Roan Mountian, Tenn. Mr. Gilliam was preceded in death by his parents John Edwin and Mary Kyle Gilliam, along with his twelve siblings.
Mr. Gilliam was a US Air Force Veteran, serving in the Korean War.
Mr. Gilliam is survived by his daughter Cynthia “Cindy” Allen and her husband George T. Allen Jr. of La Vergne; two grandchildren Michael T. Allen of Kissimmee, Fla., and Christina R. Allen of Key Largo. He was “Papa Ray” to his great-grandchildren Noah and Jonah Allen, both of Kissimmee.
Mr. Gilliam’s interment will be at Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery. A service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Woodfin Funeral Chapels www.woodfinchapel.com.