Obituary for Eddie Lee Gillham

Eddie Lee Gillham, 69, of Wister was born Aug. 24, 1954 in Heavener to William “Bud” and Bonnie (Brown) Gillham and passed away Sept. 27, 2023 at his residence in Wister.

Memorial service is 2 p.m. Thursday at the Big Creek Baptist Church in Heavener. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.

Eddie was a longtime resident of the area and the owner of Diamondback Stone Quarry. He was a lover of all things old. Eddie enjoyed antiquing and was a collector of vintage and muscle cars. He spent many days out exploring and searching for old artifacts. He enjoyed the history of all his collections and spent many hours reading and studying them. Eddie was a man of integrity and his word was his bond. He loved spending time with his family and held the honorary title of being called “Uncle Fred” to some of his 59 nieces and nephews.

Surviving family members are his wife, Michele “Shelly” (Dyer) Gillham, of the home; two sisters Rose Anna White and husband Speedy of Yanush, and Judy Kay Roath and husband Floyd of Poteau; one brother Billy Gillham and wife Cindy of Wister; one sister-in-law, Pam Cogburn Gillham; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other loved ones, and a host of many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William “Bud” and Bonnie Gillham; and one brother, Gary Gillham.

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