May 09, 1939 ‒ November 21, 2015
Arch Gillam was a simple, hard-working man, instilling many of his values into his children. His priority was his family and he enjoyed his role of caretaker. He would often check in on anybody, sometimes unannounced. Arch, 76, of Galion passed away surrounded by his family, Saturday afternoon, November 21, 2015 at Mill Creek Nursing Center in Galion.
He was born May 9, 1939 in Carter County, Kentucky and was the son of Lonnie and Rosie (Spillman) Gillam.
Arch worked as a welder for Shafer Valve in Mansfield. He loved to fish and was very handy with anything that had a motor. Arch would help anybody and was most proud of raising his four children.
He is survived by his children, daughters Kristy (Paul) Hamilton of Galion, Betty (Joshua) Brown of Lexington, sons Terry (Linda) Gillam of Galion and David (Amie) Gillam of Mansfield; nine grandchildren, Joni (Timothy) O’Leary, Joshua (Kori) Gillam, T.J. (Valerie Larson) Gillam, Brandy Randolph, Travis Miller, A.J. Randolph, Elizabeth Gillam, Rachel Gillam and Zachary Gillam; 13 great-grandchildren and two brothers Moses Gillam of Tiffin and Lonnie Gillam Jr. of Mansfield.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by five brothers, Earon, Issac, Verlin, James and Elijah Gillam and three sisters Madeline Richmond, Thelma Ivy and Ona Justice.
Following his wishes, there will be no viewing or services.
Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Arch Gillam, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.