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Lawrence Dean Gillam

March 19, 1944 - October 28, 2022

U.S. Veteran
Lawrence Gillam

Burial Date November 5, 2022

  • Visitation: Friday, November 4, 2022 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.
  • Service: Saturday, November 5, 2022 at Noon from the Dietrich-Mothershead Chapel officiated by Rev. Dr. G. Michael Rose
  • Interment: Woodlawn Cemetery, De Soto, MO

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Lawrence Dean Gillam was born in Belgrade on March 19, 1944 a son to Lawrence I. and Oma E. (nee Giffen) Gillam.  He died at his De Soto home on October 28, 2022 at the age of 78.  He is survived by his wife Judy (nee Christensen) Gillam, De Soto; four children: Robert Gillam, De Soto, Carol (William Kennedy) Kohls, De Soto, Connie Gillam, De Soto and Freda (David) Solomon, Festus; five grandchildren: Brenden Kohls, De Soto, Christian Kohls, De Soto, Kylie Rogers,  De Soto, Rachelle Solomon, De Soto and Mandy (Joseph) Potter, Mobile, AL; five great grandchildren: Bayley (Hailey) Poe, Drew Poe, Alexander Potter, Madeline Potter and Benjamin Potter; and one great great grandchild Harlow Poe; one brother Merle Gillam,  one sister in law Betty Gillam and several nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents; a son in law Scott Kohls and seven siblings: Betty (Lawrence) Merseal, Mary Ann Gillam, Ruth (Howard) Downs, Harold Gillam, Darrell Gillam, Lottie Gillam and Earl (Emma Lou “Cookie”) Gillam.  Dean served in the United States Air Force and had retired from Ameren as a Trouble Man.  He was a member of I.B.E.W. Local #1439, AmVets Post #48 and B.P.O E. #689.  He enjoyed dancing and camping.  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Serenity Hospice, 5272 Flat River Road, Park Hills, MO  63601.