June 03, 2021


Bobby Gilliam, 85, of Norton, died Sunday, May 30, 2021, at his home in Lebanon.

He retired from Bethlehem Steel with 40 years of service. He was a member of Moose Lodge 1966 of Washington County and he loved fishing. He was a son of the late Arthur William Gilliam and Edith Inez Pannell Gilliam. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death a daughter, Theresa Gilliam; two brothers, James and Roy and two sisters, Betty and Molly.

He is survived by his wife, Glenda Jearlene Diets Gilliam of Lebanon; a daughter, Debbie Keener of Baltimore, MD; three sons, Robert Gilliam and his wife Donna of Baltimore, MD, Randy Gilliam of Alameda, CA., Michael Gilliam and his wife Tena Hartman of Baltimore, MD; a stepson, Michael Diets of Phoenix, AZ.; 22 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted at 7 pm Thursday, June 3, at Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home with Pastor Danny Smith officiating. Graveside committal services will be conducted at 11 am Friday, June 4 at Laurel Grove Cemetery in Norton. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home by 10:30 am to travel in procession to the cemetery.

Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home of Norton is serving the Gilliam family.