OBITUARY: Gilliam Otis Traughber, III

Gilliam Otis Traughber, III

Gilliam Otis Traughber, III age 64 of Franklin, TN went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus, July 11, 2019 holding his wife and twin brother’s hands.

Preceded in death by his parents, Gilliam Otis Traughber, Jr and Jane Spain Traughber, father-in-law J.C. Anglin, brother-in-law William Anglin and loyal companion dog Blue. Survived by his loving wife and best friend of 38 years, Kim Anglin Traughber; twin brother, William L. Traughber; sister, Gilda (Jody) Bowman; beloved pets, Tux, Gracie, Little Bit, Lilly, Sissy and Big O; niece, Heather Traughber Jackson; nephews, William Otis “Brent” Bowman and Joseph Hamilton Bowman, V. Mother-in-law Dorothy Anglin, sister-in-law Janice Anglin and brother-in-law Terry Lynn Anglin.

He called Grace Chapel in Leiper’s Fork his church home.

Gill was very well known for his huge Christmas light display which attracted 1000’s of cars each year at his home in the Green Valley subdivision where he resided for 27 years.

He was a 1973 graduate of Battle Ground Academy. He met his requirements to earn his Eagle Scout certification in 1973. Gill was a photographer for the Williamson Leader, The Review Appeal (where he met his beloved wife), Brentwood Journal and owned and operated Gill Traughber Photography.

He was a member of the Tennessee NFL Oilers/Titans Founders Club and Nashville-Franklin #72 Elks Lodge.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, Dr. Matthew Harris officiating. Entombment will follow in Remembrance Mausoleum, Williamson Memorial Gardens. Steve Berry, Joe Kimbrough, Lee Ellis, Walter Primm, Bill Lucas, Tommy Frazier, Wicky Lawrie, Benny Quinn and Rick Moss will serve as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Williamson County Humane Society. Visitation will be held 4-8:00 PM Monday, July 15, 2019 and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, 3009 Columbia Ave. Franklin, TN. 37064. 615-794-2289