JESUP — Mr. Charles Gilliard, 69 of Jesup, passed away late Wednesday afternoon, March 18, 2020, in Waycross following a courageous battle with cancer. Born October 17, 1950, in Homerville, Gilliard had lived in Pierce County most of his life before moving to Paradise Park in Jesup four years ago. He had worked in construction all of his life and was of the Baptist faith. Gilliard’s favorite pastime was fishing and, if given a choice, he would have done it for a living. He was a good man with a good heart who would do anything for anyone. Gilliard loved his girls and will be greatly missed. He was a son of the late Ezra Lee Gilliard and Tynie Marie Dean Clontz. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Patty Gilliard; and a brother, Randy Dean. Survivors include his two daughters and sons-law, Sharon and Jeffrey Strickland of Waynesville and Shelly and Joe Herndon of Blackshear; two sisters, Rhonda (Warren) Gilliard of Arkansas and Cathy Gilliard of Valdosta; five grandchildren, Logan Miller, Zachary Miller, Kaitlyn Shannon, Brandon Shannon, and Jacob Selph; a great-grandchild, Peighton Dixon; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives. The family will have a memorial service at a later date. Memorialization will be by cremation. Gilliard’s daughters would like to thank his cousin, Pam Sewell and her husband, Charlie, for opening their home and taking care of him in his final days. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com. Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangement