William Kelly Stidham

October 13, 2018

East Stone Gap – William Kelly Stidham passed away Saturday, Octorber 13, 2018, at Indian Path Hospital in Kingsport, TN, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Norton, VA, Kelly was a lifelong resident of East Stone Gap. Kelly graduated Powell Valley High School in 1989 and went on to receive his associated degree in Environmental Science from Mountain Empire Community College. Kelly worked as a forester with Pine Mountain Lumber. He was of the Baptist Faith.
Kelly is preceded in death by his father, James Stidham.
Surviving are his sons, Trey Stidham, Jeb Stidham and Dale Stidham all of Big Stone Gap; the mother of his children, Lynn McGuire; mother, Gail Stidham, East Stone Gap; brother, Matt Stidham (Maria), East Stone Gap; and his nephew, Luke Stidham.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at Gilliam Funeral Home from 5pm to 7pm. Funeral services will follow with Dr. Lonnie Brooks officiating.
Graveside services will be Thursday, October 18, 2018, in Stidham Family Cemetery at 1:00pm. Family and friends are asked to assemble at Gilliam Funeral Home to leave in procession to the cemetery at 12:15pm.
Pallbearers will be: Ryan Swinney, Hank Swinney, Jeff Qualls, Chad Dickenson, Mike Elkins, Don Dorton, Matt Hall and Chad Swinney.
Gilliam Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve the family of Kelly Stidham. You may visit www.gilliamfh@gmail.com to view obituaries.
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