Delmar Ray Gilmore

Friday, August 19, 2016

Delmar Ray Gilmore, 85, Milo, Mo., passed from this life on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, at Moore-Few Care Center, in Nevada. Delmar was born on Oct. 11, 1930, to Ruben Andrew and Harriett Minerva (Fenton) Gilmore in Sandstone (Vernon County), Mo. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Rebecca Belle Alexander. They were united in marriage on Dec. 17, 1955, in Nevada, and together they raised seven children.

Delmar was born and raised in the Sandstone area. He attended Milo school and graduated from Nevada High School Class of 1948. Delmar served in the United States Navy for 3 1/2 years during the Korean Conflict. During his time in the Navy he served on the USS Princeton Aircraft Carrier along with three brothers, George, Roy, and Harold all at the same time. He was decorated with National Defense Ribbon, the Korean Service Ribbon, United Nations Service Ribbon, and the Navy Occupation Service Ribbon.

Following his time in the service Delmar came back to Vernon County and began working as a TV antennae installer when televisions first came out. He later worked in trucking and route sales for Double Cola Bottling, and then Foremost Dairy for 23 years. Delmar loved to fish and hunt, enjoyed woodworking, being with his family, and his dog Skipper. He was a member of Pine Street Baptist Church.

In addition to his wife, Rebecca, he is survived by six children, Debra Gilmore of the home, Suzann Page, Nevada, Mark Gilmore and his wife, Sandy, Nevada, Mary Scotten and her husband, David, Harwood, Jennifer Ogle, Milo, and John Gilmore and his wife, Tina, Milo; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Harold Gilmore, Nevada, and Dean Gilmore, Nevada. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Kenneth Gilmore; two brothers, Roy Gilmore and George Gilmore; three sisters, Ruby Cartwright, Ruth Langston, and Della Price; one grandson; two great-grandchildren; and an infant sibling.

Funeral services with military honors will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20, at Pine Street Baptist Church, in Nevada, with Pastors Chad Bailey and Bill Clevenger. Cremation will follow. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada.

Contributions may be made to Moore-Few Care Center in care of Nevada Regional Medical Center Foundation.

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