Delmar Ray Gilmore, 85, Milo, MO passed from this life on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. Delmar was born on October 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 December 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 24 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 survives by two sons, Mark Gilmore and his wife Sandy, Nevada, and John Gilmore and his wife Tina, Milo; four daughters, Debra Gilmore of the home, Susann Page, Nevada, Mary Scotten and her husband David, Harwood, and Jennifer Ogle, Milo; 11 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; 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 will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Pine Street Baptist Church in Nevada. The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 p.m. on Friday evening at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.
Those who wish may contribute to Moore-Few Care Center in c/o Nevada Regional Medical Center Foundation.