Jerry R. Gillam, age 72 of Jenera, Ohio and previously of Noblesville, Indiana, passed away at 4:04 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at St. Vincent's Hospital Emergency Room in Toledo. Jerry was born on January 24, 1947 in New Castle, Indiana to the late Mantford L. and Myrtle E. (Barker) Gillam.
On June 18, 1988 Jerry was married to Rosemary Beagle and she survives. Also surviving are Jerry's brothers Manasseh (Mary) Gillam of Noblesville, IN and Hubert Jerome (Wilma) Gillam of Noblesville, IN, and a sister, Esther Rebecca "Becky" Fuson of Marion, Ohio. Also surviving are brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Rosalee Saltz of Rawson, OH, John (Deb) Beagle of Mt. Blanchard, OH, Jane (John) Elledge of Arlington, OH, Charles (Karla) Beagle of Findlay, OH, Deb (Jeff) Hassler of Jenera, OH, as well as a mother-in-law, Wanda Beagle. Many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews also survive on both sides of the family.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents Mantford and Myrtle Gillam, his father-in-law Clifford Beagle, a brother Letcher Gillam, a sister Velma Tryon, and brothers-in-law Dan Saltz, Larry Beagle and Wayne Fuson, Sr.
Jerry attended and graduated from Knightstown High School in Knightstown, Indiana. Jerry served in the United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam War. He worked for General Motors in Anderson, Indiana.
Jerry enjoyed wood working, fishing, and gardening. Jerry built he and Rosemary's home in Noblesville, Indiana.
Jerry was a member and deacon at Taylor Creek Primitive Baptist Church Swayzee, IN.
Visitation for friends and family will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at KIRKPATRICK-BEHNKE FUNERAL HOME, 500 Lima Ave. Findlay, Ohio. Funeral service will begin following the visitation at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with Elder Doug Meeks officiating. Burial will follow at Bishop Cemetery with military rites being performed by the Hancock Veterans Memorial Squad.
Memorials in Jerry's honor can be made to Taylor Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Swayzee, IN.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.kirkpatrickbehnke.com.