James Franklin Gilmore, 96, of Albertville, passed away Monday, February 15, 2021.
Mr. Gilmore was born December 11, 1924, in Golden, Oklahoma, to Theadore and Beatrice Gilmore. He served in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army from 1943-1945 during WWII.
He worked for McDonald Douglas in Oklahoma, then moved to Guntersville where he worked as an engineer at Redstone Arsenal until retiring in 1974. Jim’s biggest joy in life was his family. He also loved sharing his faith in Christ and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Jim is survived by his children, Keith Gilmore (Pam), Donna OKelley (Mac), Susan Jones (Brad), and Mitch Reed; twelve grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, also, Roy Gilmore (brother); Kenny Gilmore (brother); Betty Vaughn (sister); Jean Gilmore (wife); Janette Gilmore (wife); Jimmy Gilmore (son); Mark Gilmore (son); and Matthew Reed (grandson).
Jim attended Hewett United Methodist Church of Albertville, Hope United Methodist Church of Albertville and First United Methodist Church of Guntersville. He was very active sharing his faith in Christ including Sunday School teacher, MYF leader, Lay Ministry including Mt. Moriah Church, Kairos, local jail ministry and other outreach ministries.
A family graveside service was held February 19, 2021, at Crestview Cemetery. The family will have a memorial service at a later time.