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Robert Fulton Gillum Jr.

April 26, 1936 ~ October 20, 2017 (age 81)
Robert Fulton Gillum Jr., 81, of Catlettsburg, passed away Friday, October 20, 2017, in Harbor Healthcare of Ironton.
He was born April 26, 1936, in Boyd County, Kentucky, a son of the late Robert Fulton Gillum Sr. and Faye Edith Wright Gillum. He was also preceded in death by a son, David Edward Gillum in 1989.
Robert was a former barber and president and C.E.O. of Princeland Swim Club. He owned and operated his own fireplace business for several years and retired from the Boyd County Sheriff's office as a court security officer.
He served honorably in the United States Army, was a Kentucky colonel and volunteered with FIVCO for 36 years. He served as FIVCO president from 1995-1996.
Survivors include his loving wife, Laverne Maynard Gillum of Catlettsburg; son Robert Scott (Rhonda) Gillum of Ashland; daughters, Debra (Daniel) Picklesimer of Florida, and Rhonda Sturgill Bailey of Indiana; sisters, Betty Fulks of Charlotte, NC, and Peggy Cefkin of Florida; grandchildren, Brandon Irby, Justin Picklesimer, Matthew Picklesimer, Andrew Picklesimer, David Gillum, Tiffany Gillum, Claira Sturgill and Kayla Bailey; and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, October 26, 2017, at Steen Funeral Home 13th Street Chapel with Chaplain Randy Tate officiating. Burial will follow at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East.
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101
Condolences may be sent to steenfuneralhome.com.

 Service Information

Visitation
Thursday
October 26, 2017

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Steen Funeral Home 13th Street Chapel
3409 13th Street
Ashland, KY 41102

Service
Thursday
October 26, 2017

12:30 PM to TBD
Steen Funeral Home 13th Street Chapel
3409 13th Street
Ashland, KY 41102

Cemetery

Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East
100 Veterans Memorial Drive
Greenup, KY


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