Joshua was a bright star in our family and one of the most intelligent people we have ever known. Josh led an interesting life and traveled all around the US to many places. Though he did most of his traveling when he was young by hitch hiking across the USA several times. He spoke several languages that he just picked up when he was in the Army or through other experiences as he traveled. German, Amish Deutch, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and was very skilled in sign language. Josh was an avid reader. He loved books! He studied many religions and did have his own view of the world. If you ever met Josh, you would like him right away. He never met a stranger and was such a loving human being. He had a huge heart and kept us laughing. We will miss him very much.
Josh was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Martha and Alvin Welch of Huntsville, paternal grandparents, JC and Ann Muncy of Wilson, OK and his brother, Nickolas Bryan Gilliam of Harvest. Josh is survived by his father, Jim Gilliam (Cathy), of Owens Cross Roads; his mother, Diane Clark (Keith), of Harvest; and 2 sisters: Mallory Gilliam and Emma Gilliam, step-brothers, Christopher Clark, Matthew Clark (Melissa), Andrew Clark (Monique), and nieces and nephews beginning with Addison, Randee, Dakota, Bryan, AJ, Mason, Kinsley, and Jenson.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Josh at his Mother's home Saturday, September 11, at 4:00 PM at 101 Stonebend Circle, Harvest, AL.
In further remembrance of Joshua Lee Gilliam, there will be another Celebration of Life to be held on September 19, 2021 beginning at 12:00 p.m. To honor Joshua and his love of hiking and nature, the event will take place at the Madison County Nature Trail located at 5000 Nature Trail Road, Huntsville, AL 35803. Casual attire and comfortable hiking oriented footwear is recommended. We (Jim and Cathy Gilliam) hope that you can join us to share your fond times and memories of our beloved Joshua. His beautiful presence, contagious laugh and kindness will be missed by so many who knew and loved him.
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