Henry Byars Gilliam Jr. entered into eternal rest with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Oct. 9, 2021, at 95 years of age. Henry was born April 17, 1926, in Searcy to H.B. and Fannie Rogers Gilliam. He was a resident of London, Ark., and a deacon of London First Baptist Church.
Henry was a highly decorated veteran of WWII, having served with the 1st Squadron 12th Cavalry in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. Later, he worked as a tool and die maker until his retirement.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 33 years, Hazel Langley Gilliam; one brother; three sisters; and several nieces and nephews. Henry is survived by his wife of 36 years, Dolores A. Gilliam; stepdaughter, Karen Roe and husband, Kirby, of Jonesboro; special nieces, Jeannie Smith of Searcy and Ginger Collie of Beebe and great-niece, Susan Cosola (Frank), of Leona Valley, Calif.; Danny and Teresa Green of London; other family members; and a host of friends.
A visitation will be 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at London First Baptist Church followed by a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. A graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Gum Springs Cemetery in Searcy, Ark.
For lasting memorials, please consider the building fund at London First Baptist Church or the AR Hospice River Valley Home of Russellville.
Arrangements with Roller-Cox Funeral Home in Clarksville. Online obituary and guestbook available at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/clarksville.