OBITUARY: Donald ‘Don’ Gene Gilliam


Donald “Don” Gene Gilliam, age 80 of Hendersonville, Tennessee passed away peacefully at his residence surrounded by his family on Tuesday, March 19, 2024.

Don was born on March 7, 1944 in Humboldt, Tennessee to the late Arnold and Alberta Gilliam.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Scotty Gilliam; brother, Phillip Gilliam; sister, Janice Commander.

Don is survived by his loving wife, Julie Gilliam; children, Eric Gilliam, Shane (Aidna) Gilliam, and Andrea (John) Zirkle; grandchildren, Quila Cervelli, Hannah Gilliam, Maggie Hutchinson, Kara Gilliam, and Daniel Gilliam; great-grandchildren, Sienna Cervelli, Robbie Cervelli, and Paola Cervelli; brothers, Mark Gilliam and Mike (Delan) Gilliam; sister, Camila Myers.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, March 22nd at 3:00 PM from the chapel of Sellars Funeral Home at Hendersonville with Glen Rogers officiating. Visitation with the family will be Friday, March 22nd from 1:00 PM until service time at 3:00 PM.

Arrangements by Sellars Family Heritage at Portland, 610 N. Broadway Street, Portland, TN 37148. (615)325-5010, obit line (615)325-9725. Online condolences can now be made at


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