Frank C. Gilliam, age 68, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, in Ft. Worth, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Jacksboro, Texas, with Brother Dale Osteen officiating. Graveside services will follow at 4 p.m. at Restland Cemetery in Olney. Services were under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home of Olney.
Frank was born Aug. 18, 1945, in Olney to the late B.C. Gilliam Jr. and Barbara Allen Gilliam. He graduated from Olney High School and attended the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his associate's degree in drafting. He served proudly in the United States Navy and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.
Frank married the love of his life, Linda Rux, on Dec. 27, 1968, in Handley, Texas. He moved to Jacksboro in 1973 from Gretna, La. Frank was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jacksboro. He was a hard worker and the owner and operator of Gilliam Oil and Well Service.
Frank is survived by his wife, Linda Gilliam of Jacksboro; son Clay Gilliam of Weatherford; daughter Amanda Thurmond and husband Jason of Little Elm; granddaughter Anna Thurmond; his loving dog "Izzy"; and two sisters, Lyn Nell Yeatts and husband Gene of Arlington and Marjorie Jamison of Weatherford. Viewing was on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, from 10 a.m. to noon at First Baptist Church in Jacksboro.
The family suggests memorials be made to the charity of one's choice.
If you wish to send flowers, please send to First Baptist Church, 200 N. Knox St., Jacksboro.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lunnfuneralhome.com.