Grady Bevil Gilmore

November 19, 1919 - December 09, 2017

Grady Gilmore

Grady Bevil Gilmore, 98, of Kountze, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017. He was born on November 19, 1919, in Silsbee, to Ida Watts Gilmore and John Henry Gilmore.

Mr. Gilmore was known to most as “G.B.”. He was a star basketball player for Silsbee High School in the 1930s. He joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), or what he referred to as the “Tree Army” after high school. He then enlisted into the United States Army October 11, 1940, and honorably served as a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic stateside and in the Pacific Theater until his discharge on June 17, 1945. After his discharge, he moved back to Hardin County. On November 7, 1949, G.B. married Bernice Vickers, and they built a home in Kountze, were they raised their daughter, Vicki, and his step-daughter, Betty. He remained a devoted husband for over fifty years, until her death.

Many in the surrounding area would know G.B. for his business, Clarks Plumbing & Electric Supply Inc., which he owned and operated for over fifty years. He was a member of the Silsbee Masonic Lodge #927 for over seventy years. He was known for an even demeanor and strong work ethic.

G.B. is survived by his daughter, Vicki Johnson and her husband, Jay, of Kountze; grandson, Jason and his wife, Julie; great-grandchildren, Drake and Oliva Johnson, of Pearland; stepdaughter, Betty L. Brown of Bakersfield, California; step-granddaughter, Angela Castaneda of Bakersfield, California; and siblings, Nelmer Whisenant of Fred; Leston Gilmore of Wharton; and Betty N. Vandiver of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers, Charles and James; step-grandsons, Huey “Bubba” Brown, Jr. and Mitch Brown; and son-in-law, Huey Brown, Sr.

A gathering of Mr. Gilmore’s family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m., with his service at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at Broussard’s, 530 West Monroe, Kountze. His interment will follow at Old Hardin Cemetery, Kountze.

Video

530 W Monroe Street Kountze, TX 77625
Gathering of Family and Friends
530 W. Monroe Street Kountze, TX 77625
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
Funeral Service
530 W. Monroe Street Kountze, TX 77625
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
11:00 a.m.
Old Hardin Cemetery
Hwy 326 Kountze, TX 77625

Comments (2)

  • NL

    18 July 2018 at 20:07 | #

    My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you all seek God for comfort, peace, strength and support (2 Cor 1:3).

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  • EDDIE HICKS DOGGETT AND DARRELL DOGGETT

    10 December 2017 at 07:50 | #

    LUV; PRAYERS AND BLESSINGS TO YOU VICKIE; JAY; AND JASON AND ALL THE GILMORE FAMILY. GOD HAS A PLAN FOR ALL OF US AND THIS WAS HIS PLAN FOR MR. GILMORE. HE LIVED A LONG LIFE AND HE WAS READY AND OUR GOD WAS READY FOR HIM TO COME HOME AND BE WITH ALL OF HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS......ALWAYS REMEMBER THIS: GOD LUVS; HEALS; BLESSES; AND ANSWERS PRAYERS FOR ALL..... LUV TO ALL OF YOU FROM EDDIE AND MY SWEET DARRELL IN HEAVEN WITH OUR GOD; FAMILY AND FRIENDS.....

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