Obituary of Robert W. "Bob" Gillham
Robert W. “Bob” Gillham, age 83, of Chillicothe, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Heritage Health in Chillicothe.
Bob was born on October 14, 1935 in Peoria, IL to Harry and Stella Gillham. He married Donna Cleer on June 3, 1967 in Peoria.
Surviving are his wife, Donna; his son, Kevin Gillham of Alabama; his step-son, Bill (Elaine) Beckner of Chicago, IL; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Also surviving are four sisters, one brother and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Harry and his daughter, Mary.
Bob was a crane operator for Keystone Steel Company in Bartonville. He enjoyed woodworking, bowling and playing golf; and he built is own stock car and raced it at the Peoria Speedway.
Services will be held on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 2pm at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Rev. Ron Martz in will be officiating. Burial will be at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria. Memorials may be made to Neighborhood House Meals on Wheels.
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