Lon H. Gilliam Sr, age 73, of Strawberry Plains passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. Lon was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Opal Gilliam; brother, Bobby Lee Gilliam; sisters, Gladys Reeser, Linda King, and Brenda Strickland; wife, Chiquita Gilliam; daughters, Tammy Murphy and Patricia Gilliam; and granddaughter, Brittany Gilliam. He is survived by his brothers, Alvin Gilliam and Jesse Gilliam; sister, Shirley Hurst; children, Cindy (Howard) Overholt, Lon W. Gilliam, Lon H. (Cigi) Gilliam Jr, and Lori (Eric) Cordy; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City Chapel Sunday, March 27, 2022 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm with a 7:00 pm memorial service to follow with Rev. Charlie Reynolds and Rev. Logan Sizemore officiating. Online condolences may be left at www.mynattfh.com.