Lyon College Athletics Hall of Fame member Dennis Gillam passes


Lyon College Athletics Hall of Fame member and longtime friend of the college, Dennis Gillam, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 6. Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Trinity Baptist Church in Searcy, Ark. The funeral services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the White County Central School Auditorium in Judsonia, with the burial service following at Providence Cemetery with military honors.

Gillam was a supporter of Lyon College athletics and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2015 for his services. Gillam donated time and materials for the Kirk Kelley Baseball Complex, Scots Field, Hatcher Wrestling Center and the Lyon football training facility on campus.

Gillam’s son, Doug, was a member of the Scots’ baseball team from 2000-03.

Gillam was named as the Jim Summers Booster of the Year at Lyon in 2005 and 2011.

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