Radford “Ray” S. Gilliam, age 83, of Murfreesboro, passed away on January 17, 2013, at Northside Health Care following an extended illness. He was born and raised in Buckingham County, Va., and was a former resident of Roan Mountain.
Mr. Gilliam was preceded in death by his parents John Edwin and Mary Kyle Gilliam, along with his twelve siblings.
Mr. Gilliam was a U.S. 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 LaVergne; two grandchildren, Michael T. Allen of Kissimmee, Fla., and Christina R. Allen of Key Largo, Fla. He was “Papa Ray” to his great-grandchildren, Noah and Jonah Allen, both of Kissimmee, Fla.
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.