The family of Bruce H. Gilliam will celebrate his life of 59 years at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at Lake Ridge Chapel. His family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. We invite you to view the live-streamed service and sign his virtual guestbook on this page.
Bruce was called home by his heavenly Father on Saturday, October 1, 2022.
On July 26, 1963, Bruce Harvey Gilliam was born to Thomas and Marilyn (Slaven) Gilliam in Shreveport, LA. He graduated from Dunbar-Struggs in 1982. He worked various jobs until he found his career working 39 years in appliance parts and repair. He was a man of many trades. Bruce was a great Dad to his daughter and son; he raised them from an early age until they graduated high school. He was very involved in their extracurricular activities, always encouraging them to do their best.
He met his true partner Raquel and was married on June 1, 2014, in Las Vegas. They were a very devoted couple, always there for one another. Raquel loved and cared for Bruce until his final day on this Earth.
His passion was playing softball which included being a part of many leagues and tournament teams. He was a team player, and it did not matter whether he was, pitching, playing shortstop or outfield. He loved just being out there, getting to play the game. Later in his softball career, he began coaching and won several championships with the many teams he played with and coached. He even took his team to the Tournament of Champions in Florida.
If he was not playing softball, he was fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family and friends. He loved cruising in his Blazer when the weather was cooperative.
He had many friends wherever he went or traveled. He absolutely loved life, and he lived it to the fullest. He will be missed tremendously and will be forever in our hearts.
Survivors include his wife, Raquel Gilliam; children, Ryan Gilliam, and Amanda Cisneros and husband Danny; stepchildren, Amanda Jimenez and husband Joe and Adrian Moreno and wife Amanda; grandchildren, Daenerys Cisneros, Oberyn Cisneros, Isaiah Jimenez, Noah Jimenez, Madison Moreno, Raegan Moreno, and Easton Moreno; and siblings, Bill Gilliam, David Gilliam, Thomas Gilliam; Tammy Gilliam, and Dorothy Williams.
He was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Gilliam; mother, Marilyn Gilliam; brother, Jerry Gilliam; and grandchild, Lyanna Cisneros.
The family of Bruce Gilliam has designated the ALS Association at www.als.org for memorial contributions donated in his memory.