Dalton Morris Gilliam

Dalton   Morris Gilliam


Dalton Morris Gilliam born December 07, 1928 (94) in Hunt County, Texas passed February 08, 2023 in Kingwood Texas. Service: 1:00 PM, Friday, February 17, 2023, Wiley Funeral Home Chapel, Granbury.  


Dalton M Gilliam age (21) married our mother Marjorie Jean Tate (16) the 3rd of February 1950. He was preceded in death by his wife Jean, and grandson Jeremy Chad Gilliam. Dalton was the last living child of George and Rosa Gilliam. His parents and six brothers and sisters preceded him in death.


Survivors: include son Brian Keith Gilliam and wife, Kimberly of Huffman; daughters, Sharon Ellington and husband Bob of Granbury and Paula Yoder of McAllen.  Grandchildren, Stephen, Stefany, Jason, Jamie, Jessica, Lindsey,  Lauren and Annah. Great grandchildren, Corey, Meagan, Ethan, Hunter, Mallory, Emmalyn, Jacob, Zachary, Brittany, Nathan, Ryan, Jackson, and Sadie.


Dalton served his country in our Armed Forces and reached rank of SFC from 1947 through 1967, travelled much of the world, and served in Korea. He enjoyed fishing, and supporting his favorite NFL Team the Dallas Cowboys. Raised in a strict environment, he was a star running back for the Dennison Yellow Jackets winning a Texas State High School Championship his junior year. His football cleats were stolen off season and his father never allowed him to play again. Dalton enjoyed his friends during his time living in Arlington, employed by Cummins Diesel, then later the hardware store.  His work ethic was second to none. His latter part of his life spent in Granbury Texas, he enjoyed most of his time being with friends at The Hood County Senior Center, where he was a door greeter. He will be missed by all of his family and friends, and especially his neighbors from Granbury.

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