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Jerry Ray Gilmore Sr.

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Saturday, May 5, 1945 - Monday, March 26, 2018

Mr. Jerry Ray Gilmore Sr. of the Bay Springs Community passed away Monday, March 26, 2018 at SAMC. He was 72. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Bay Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Scott Cox officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home & Crematory of Slocomb directing. 

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. 

Mr. Gilmore was born on May 5, 1945 in the Bay Springs Community of Houston County to the late Charles Herman Gilmore Sr. and Lillie Rebecca Kirkham Gilmore. Jerry lived on the family farm his entire life and could grow anything. He loved the outdoors, fishing and hunting. He enjoyed the simple things of life like gazing at the stars, sitting on the porch and spending time with his family. Jerry was a proud veteran and served in the United States Army Reserves. He was a man of faith and member of Bay Springs Baptist Church. Jerry was a loving husband and adoring father and grandfather and will be profoundly missed. 

Survivors include his wife, Terry Thomas Gilmore; daughters: Ellen Gilmore Mayo (Kenny) and Dr. Erin Gilmore Bhatia (Dr. Gautam); son, Jerry Ray Gilmore Jr. (Karim); grandchildren: Adriel Esteban Gilmore, Ajay Dylan Bhatia and Bekkem Rian Bhatia; brother, Charles Herman Gilmore Jr. (Judy); other extended family and friends.




Funeral Service

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2018



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James & Nell Green

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers will be
with you in the coming days as you adjust to this change in your lives.
Sharon Bryan

My condolences on your family's loss. Mr. Gilmore was a good man, and will be missed by many.
Dwayne McCullough

Your values, integrity, and honesty as a man and as a friend will always be with me. May the Lord keep you in his arms till we meet again.
Laquitta Mathis Morgan

I went to Wicksburg School and Jerry was my classmate until I moved away in the 10th grade. Jerry was always a fine, young man. I am proud I had the pleasure knowing him. My prayers and thoughts are with all the family. May God bless and be with you all as you recall the memories of times past. “To be absent from this body, is to be present with our Lord”. I am sure that is where Jerry is. May God’s peace wrap you in His arms.

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