Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Dusty Gillham, Southern Gentleman- Rest In Peace




Dusty Gillham lost his battle with cancer today.  Besides being an all around great guy AND an Eagle Scout,  he was also an award winning songwriter.  I found a video of him on YouTube talking about songwriting and even though the picture is grainy, I can hear Dusty's wonderful voice and that makes it very special to me.  I worked with Dusty for many years at the travel agency and worked there when I was pregnant with my son.  (Several of us were pregnant at the same time, it was great to leave the notes on Dusty's desk telling him of our pregnancies! You should have seen his face, priceless!)

Remember when our son formed a band a few years back?  When I called Dusty and told him that Christopher was going to be on stage, he made sure that he was there!  He got there that night before Richard and I did and he even bought food for all the guys in the band! That was Dusty for you.
If you ever wonder what a Southern gentleman looks like or sounds like, just watch the video that I have here for you.  Now you know.

P.S.  If any of Dusty's family or close friends stumbles upon this blog, please know that I am thinking of you all and you have my sincere condolences. Dusty, you were right, there are a LOT of people who are missing you.




24 comments:

  1. Very sad. But it sounds like he lived his life doing what he loved and made a valuable contribution in his time here.

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    1. Dusty was an amazing friend to so many people! He was a great guy and truly enjoyed life.

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  2. You have great memories of a great guy. It is wonderful that you knew and met him, and that he supported Christopher and his band.

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    1. He always called him "Chris-Toe-PHUR", just to be funny, I think! And he gave C. his first baseball bat! He came and spoke to the Scouts and told them about becoming an Eagle Scout. He gave so much to so many people.

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  3. I'm so sorry to hear this, Kay. The interview was fascinating. There is no wikipedia article about him, and I think there should be. Why don't you write one, Kay? I know you could.

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    1. I could hardly write this post about him! He deserves to have an article about him, and a good one too!
      Glad you listened to the interview too, thank you. x

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  4. I am sorry to learn you have lost a dear friend. He leaves behind his legacy of music so he will live on.

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    1. Music is forever. Dusty truly loved music, you can tell from this interview!

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  5. My condolences to all who knew and loved him. He sounds like he was very, very special.

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  6. Speaks a lot of sense on the video and seems like a genuine guy.

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    1. The real deal, that was Dusty! Thanks for listening to the video. You would have loved Dusty, everyone did.

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  7. I am so sad that he has passed away. Cancer is just evil and takes no notice of talent, kindness or love. xo Diana

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    1. It is very sad. Thanks for your kind words here, Diana and thanks for all the prayers that you ask for those who are suffering. x

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  8. So sorry...my thoughts and prayers go out to you and to his family and friends.

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  9. The world lost a great man. It was awesome of him to be there to support your son and even feed everyone. He was a true southern gentleman. It's a shame there's one less of them now.

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    1. Someone said about him that any one who met him was a friend for life. That is so true. Dusty loved life and was full of joy, hard to say goodbye to someone like that.

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  10. I am so sorry for your loss of such a good friend. Jackie

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  11. Such a nice looking man. And I love his wonderful Southern accent, always been one of my favourite accents!

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    1. Dusty was a dear, sweet man and I am glad you like his Southern accent too!

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  12. This is so sad, Kay. I'm so very sorry. Dusty sounds like such a sweet man.

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    1. I wish you could have met him, Kay! He was a very sweet gentleman.

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