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Carl N. Gilmore

MSgt (Ret) Carl Newton Gilmore, of Louisiana died Friday, June 28, 2019.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday at Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana.

Visitation was from 10 a.m., until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.

Born March 21, 1939 to Warren Jasper and Martha Elizabeth Higman Gilmore in Indianapolis Ind. He was married to Barbara Ann Hightower Gilmore on June 30, 1961 in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, of which he was a member.

He is survived by three children, Carla Jean Gilmore Findlay and husband, Mike of Columbia, Carl Gilmore Jr., of Fairbanks, Alaska, Freda Ann Gilmore Smith and husband, Tracy of Council Bluffs, Iowa; one brother, Richard Gilmore of Buckhorn, N.M.; a sister, Joanna Etheridge of Mechanicsville, Va.; nine grandchildren, Peter Burdych II of Corrine Utah, Carl Gilmore III 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, MJ Findlay of Knoxville. Tenn. Most of the grandkids remember him for his ice cream, Pepsi. Fourteen great grandchildren and another due this fall. He had many nieces and nephews he knew them all and was a great part of their lives.

Carl served in the U.S. Air Force 1960-1982. He was a Vietnam Vet, was a member of the American Legion, Air Force Sergeants Association. MSgt (Ret) Gilmore graduated from Morton Memorial High School in Knightstown IN

He received associates degree from McIntosh College, Dover, N.H., and a bachelors of science from Franklin Pierce in New Hampshire.

He loved to work and master the computer as a programmer, it brought him to a job in Louisiana. He was stationed in Rantoul, Ill., when he met Barbara. They have traveled the world with the Air Force in those years. Virginia, Florida, Thailand, Japan, Kansas, Nevada, W. Germany and New Hampshire.

He retired from the USAF in Jan 82. He stayed in New Hampshire until 1990, when he and Barbara moved to Louisiana MO.

Everyone loved his funny ways and sense of humor.

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

Due to his exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam he developed multiple medical problem. The Truman VA was a great place for his treatments, he never got mad to have to wait if they were running behind. I would like to thank all his doctors and specialty clinic who have taken care of him.

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