Jeffrey Gilliam, 48

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Jeffrey R. Gilliam, 48, a former resident of Mountain Home and the owner/operator of Wheels of idaho car sales in Mountain Home, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, in Sumner, Wash., of complications from Hepatitis C, a liver disease.

A celebration of his life will be held locally at Jovial Jerry's in Mountain Home on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 1 p.m.

He was born in Shelby, Ohio, on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 1954, the youngest son of Earl and Revah Gilliam. He graduated from high school in 1977 where he became attached to the open spaces, mountain scenery, and taking part in many outdoor recreational activities in the area, his family said, adding that he "will long be remembered for his charismatic personality."

He is survived by: his wife, Lynn Burkhardt, also a former resident of Mountain Home; his daughter, Heather Thurston of Lake Charles, La.; his father, Earl, and brothers, Michael and Gregory of Ohio, and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Reva, and his oldest brother, Ron Hall.