John Allen Gilmore
John Allen Gilmore 86, of Wichita Falls, Texas formally of Duncan, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2020 at Texoma Christian Care in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Graveside funeral services will be Monday, April 20, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Richard (Snip) Allen officiating, and arrangements have been entrusted to the family care of Carter-Smart Funeral Directors.
John was born March 21, 1934 in St. Louis, Oklahoma to Altus and Clora ( Jennings) Gilmore, John worked many years in the oilfield, eventually retiring from Wal-Mart where he had worked 20+years in the Garden Department. He was a member of Country Side Free Will Baptist Church in Velma, Oklahoma where he served as Deacon at the church. John had many hobbies, he loved to paint on canvas and ceramics, and work in his vegetable and flower garden. He adored his granddaughters and great-grandchildren. John married Rachel Abshire March 22, 1958 at Santa Fe Free Will Baptist Church, Santa Fe, Oklahoma. For the past three years John and Rachel have been living at Texhoma Christian Care Center in Wichita Falls, Texas, where he went to live with his savior on April 16, 2020. He will be greatly missed...
Survivors include his wife; Rachael of the home, sons; Tommy Gilmore and his wife Hope of Collinsville, Oklahoma and Charles Gilmore and his wife Patty of Wichita Falls, Texas, a sister; Karen Johnson and her husband Glenn of Omaha, NE., granddaughters; Lyndsey Rollins of Miami, Oklahoma, Loren Williams and her husband Derek of Spring Creek, NV. and Polly Gilmore and Dillion Germany of Wichita Falls, Texas and great-grandchildren; Blace Rollins of Miami, Oklahoma, Olivia and Levi Williams of Spring Creek, NV. and multiple nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
John was preceded in death by his parents Altus and Clora Gilmore and a brother and sister-in-law; Don Gilmore and his wife Carol of Duncan, Oklahoma.
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