Ralph Egan Gillham (4/9/1934 - 2/2/2018)

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Ralph Egan Gillham. Beloved husband, great Dad and wonderful PaPa went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday February 2, 2018.

He was born in Dallas, TX April 9, 1934 to Raymond Frances Gillham and Dorothy Egan Gillham.

He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, TX. and attended Stephen F. Austin State University earning a Master's Degree in Secondary Education.

Ralph married Mary Jane Pitts in 1956.

He was a teacher and coach in Silsbee and Linden TX before entering the insurance business and moving to Dallas.

He was a chartered Life Underwriter and agent for American General.

In 1999, Ralph and Jane retired to Tyler and joined Green Acres Baptist Church.

He was an ordained deacon. He loved kids and taught 5 year olds in Sunday School for over 30 years.

He is survived by his wife Jane, sister Judy Black of West Virginia, sons Greg Gillham and his wife Lisa of Dallas, TX, David Gillham and his wife Lisa from Heath, TX , and four granddaughters Brooke, Tori, Shawnee, and Nicole.

The family would like to thank Clairmont Nursing Home and Heart to Heart Hospice for their loving care and support. If desired, memorials can be made to Heart to Heart Hospice in Tyler, TX

7925 S Broadway Avenue, Suite 1140, Tyler, TX 75703
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Dallas, TX 75243
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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Feb. 7, 2018
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