EUGENE W. J. "GENE" GILMORE Friday, November 7, 1924 - Monday, July 24, 2017
Eugene Willie James Gilmore, age 92, Republic, Missouri, passed away July 24, 2017. He was born November 7, 1924, in Stone County, Missouri, the son of Harrison and Bessie Reathel (Wilson) Gilmore.
Gene served his country in the U.S. Army in Japan during WWII. He was united in marriage to Ruth Lee Coker on October 17, 1945, in Boone County, Arkansas. They have made their home in the Republic and Clever area. After retirement, Gene and his wife enjoyed driving around the area where they grew up and seeing the changes over the years, as well as taking care of their home and yard. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, in Republic.
Gene's parents preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth; two brothers, Bill Gilmore and Haldean Gilmore; nieces and nephews; other extended family and friends.
There will be a graveside service, with military honors, at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 31, 2017, in Delaware Cemetery, west of Nixa, Missouri, under the care of Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, Missouri.
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