Obituary: Msgt. (Ret.) Carl N. Gilmore, of Louisiana

Msgt. (Ret.) Carl Gilmore
Posted: Jul. 2, 2019 10:26 am

Msgt. (Ret.) Carl N. Gilmore, of Louisiana, passed away on June 28, 2019.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2019, at the Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.

He was born March 21, 1939, to Warren Jasper and Martha Elizabeth Gilmore, (Higman) in Indianapolis, Ind., he is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann Hightower Gilmore. They married June 30, 1961, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

He is survived by three children, Carla Jean Findlay (Gilmore) (Mike) of Columbia, Carl Gilmore Jr. of Fairbanks, Alaska, Freda Ann Smith (Gilmore) and (Tracy) of Council Bluffs, Iowa; nine grandchildren, Peter Burdych II of Corrine, Utah, Carl Gilmore lll of Fairbanks, Alaska, Savanna Smith Armour of North Pole, Alaska, Gregory Smith of Omaha, Neb., John Findlay of Snohomish, Wash., Ryan Findlay of Columbia, Mat Findlay of Hannibal, Melanie Cejka of Kansas City, and M.J. Findlay of Knoxville, Tenn. Most of the grandkids remember him for his ice cream. He is survived by 14 great-grandchildren with another due this fall. He is also survived by one brother, Richard Gilmore of Buckhorn, N.M.; and one sister, Joanna Etheridge of Mechanicsville, Va. He is survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews also.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; and his sisters, Beverly Raickle and Nancy Brent.

He was a Vietnam veteran and was a member of the American Legion and Air Force Sergeants Association. He was stationed in Rantoul, Ill., when he met Barbara. They have traveled the world with the Air Force in those years, to Virginia, Florida, Thailand, Japan, Kansas, Nevada, West Germany and New Hampshire. He served from 1960 until he retired from the USAF in January 1982. He stayed in New Hampshire until 1990, when he and Barbara moved to Louisiana.

Msgt. (Ret.) Gilmore graduated from Morton Memorial High School in Knightstown, Ind.

He received Associates degree from McIntosh College, Dover, N.H., and a Bachelors’ Science from Franklin Pierce in New Hampshire. He loved to work and master the computer as a programmer, and it brought him to a job in Louisiana.

Everyone loved his funny ways and sense of humor.


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