Donald William Gillham passed away September 22, 2018, at the Torrance Memorial Medical Center in Torrance, California. He was 77 years old. He was born August 18, 1941, in Tulsa Oklahoma, to the late James A. Gillham and Thelma Lou Gillham. He is survived by his wife Terri Gillham, of Redondo Beach, California, his wife of 14 years whom he loved dearly. Having graduated Oklahoma University with a bachelor’s degree in Business, Don was a HUGE Oklahoma Sooner fan. Don started his occupation in the clothing industry at age 20 as a salesman and worked in the clothing industry for over 40 years. He enjoyed many friendships and touched many lives. He will be remembered by his family and friends for his light-heartedness and teasing personality. Following Don’s explicit request, there will be no memorial or remembrance services. Feel free to leave a message and sign his guestbook.

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  1. Don was really one of a kind – with his incredible sense of humor and his outgoing personality. And he loved his wife Terri with his heart and soul. Godspeed, Don, Godspeed.

  2. Big Don I will miss your friendship of over 30 years. We shared many laughs together, usually at my expense. I loved our conversations about College Football and life. Thanks for always showing me so much love. No matter who or where you were at when I showed up, it was the Don and Chuck show. I will see you on the other side brother.

  3. We met Don and his wife, Terri, a few years ago and found out we had more in common then we thought. We always enjoyed our many conversations with him and especially loved his unique sense of humor and great storytelling. We will miss him very much but are so grateful to have known him for the short time we did. Rest In Peace Don. It was a pleasure calling you our friend.

  4. Will miss him and all his funny teasing. His wife Terri loved him so much and gave herself throughout his illness.

  5. So long to my really good friend for 50 years. I will always remember the good times we had together so long ago!! You were a special guy!!

  6. I will miss you, my friend. Your sense of humor, your Sooner passion, your two ice cubes in your Pinot Noir! It was a pleasure being around you these many years and a blessing to call you my friend, Rest in peace.

  7. You were very loving and very loved. In the short time I got to know you, you were so sweet to my son and I. You already are and will be missed. We are keeping Brody’s alien you got him forever. Love you, Rest In Peace Don, love Monica and Brody

  8. Sure going to miss your teasing always saying something on my face or arms – don’t think you can mess with those female angels remember they have special powers and turn you into Pinocchio, lol

  9. The world won’t be the same without our Bubba. A wonderful loving friend for so many years. All our love Terri! Dave and Joanie

  10. I will be thinking about you today as I watch the OU/TEXAS football game. We had some great times together at OU. It doesn’t seem possible that we are not still at OU. I’m pretty sure we will meet up again in the next life. You were such a good friend. PHI ALPHA

  11. The world lost a huge ray of sunshine with Don’s passing. There was never a dull moment around Don! I’m so very grateful for his kind-hearted friendship for nearly 30 years. God speed dear Don.

  12. Beyond sad at Don’s early entry into a new chapter and know he has entered an eternity of peace looking down upon all of us who knew and loved him…. with his mischievous smile, holding Court from above.

    A few of Don’s endearing calling cards…. humor, caring, sincerity, honesty, love and devotion to Terri, and always candor…..Don’s ability to let you know where he stood on any issue, delivered interlaced with humor in such an engaging way…..was second to none.

    You were a dear friend for decades, Memories for so many fun times interacting…… Timeless….You will never be forgotten…

    RIP Dear Friend

  13. Don was one of the sweetest and kindest person I ever met.Always funny and ready to joke around! Him and Terri were one of the first people I met when moved to the US. They were always there to help and give a good advise.Don will always have a special place in my heart,I will never forget stories he told and time we spent together.So sad he left us.RIP my friend !

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