He graduated from Olney High School and attended the University of Texas at Arlington where he received his associate degree in drafting. He served proudly in the United States Navy and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.
Frank married the love of his life, Linda Rux on December 27, 1968 in Handley, Texas.
He moved to Jacksboro in 1973 from Gretna, La. Frank was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jacksboro. He was a hard worker and the owner and operator of Gilliam Oil and Well Service.
Frank is survived by his wife, Linda Gilliam of Jacksboro; son, Clay Gilliam of Weatherford; daughter, Amanda Thurmond and husband Jason of Little Elm; granddaughter, Anna Thurmond; his loving dog “Izzy”; and two sisters; Lyn Nell Yeatts and husband Gene of Arlington and Marjorie Jamison of Weatherford.
Funeral services were Dec. 17, at First Baptist Church in Jacksboro with Brother Dale Osteen officiating. Graveside services followed at Restland Cemetery in Olney.
Services were under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home of Olney.
The family suggests memorials be made to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lunnfuneralhome.