Edward Ray Gillum


Edward Ray Gillum, age 89, of Buckhannon, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport. He was born in French Creek on October 24, 1932, a son of the late Dee and Edna Hyre Gillum. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife Carol Gillum; three brothers: Dorse, Leonard and Odell; and one sister Vera Sayre.

He is survived by his wife Pearl Ruth Gillum; four sons: Rick Gillum and Bonnie, Douglas Gillum and April, Max Gillum, and Edward Gillum, Jr. and Ethel; one daughter Crystal Donaldson; one stepson Danny Eskew; one stepdaughter Deborah Howes; several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren; one sister Helma Pringle; and two brothers: Doyle Gillum and Patty, and Robert Gillum.

Mr. Gillum enjoyed woodworking. He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Bethlehem Community Church.

Friends will be received at the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel on Friday, September 2, 2022 from 1 to 2 p.m., the funeral hour with Pastor Will Kerns officiating. Interment will follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery. The Upshur County Honor Guard will accord military honors at the graveside. Online condolences may be extended to the Gillum at www.heavnerandcutright.com. The Gillum family has entrusted the Heavner and Cutright Funeral Chapel and Cremation services with funeral arrangements.

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