On a rainy Monday, July 26, 1962, Otis Gilliam married Doris Whitaker in Gate City, Virginia. Otis retired after 29 ½ years from US Steel and Arch of Ky., where he was a coal miner. Doris was a homemaker raising their six children, Greg (wife Connie) of Lexington, Ky., Tammy (husband James) of Calhoun, Georgia, Tonya of Hoquian, WA., Chris (wife Lynn) of Jenkins, Ky., Daughter Terena in heaven. They have nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren.
Otis & Doris have lived in Valley Branch at Gordon for 38 years. They enjoy raising goats, 3 dogs and 3 cats, gardening and working around the house.
On Saturday, August 4th, from 1-4 p.m., their children invite family and friends to celebrate with our parents their 50th Anniversary at Gordon Volunteer Fire House in Gordon. Stop by for a few minutes or stay the entire time to share the memories they have made.