Elbert Wade Gilliam, 72, of Neches, Texas, passed away on Aug. 9, 2013.
He was born June 9, 1941 to E. J. and Nora Gilliam in Houston, Texas.
Elbert was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by life partner of 45 years, Charles Ray Squyres; siblings, Jim Gilliam and wife Ilsia, Randy Gilliam and Joyce Gilliam, as well as many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of the usual remembrances, donations may be made to the ASPCA or any animal charity.
Wade chose to have his body donated to the Baylor College of Medicine Willed Body Program in Houston. A memorial service is yet to be arranged.