CHARLESTON -- Gilbert M. Gilmore, 88, died at 6 p.m. Nov. 5, 2008, at the Charleston Manor.
He was born Jan. 4, 1920, in East Prairie, to the late L.E. and Johnnie Cardwell Gilmore. Following his service with the U.S. Navy during World War II, he returned to Mississippi County as a licensed mechanical engineer and worked as a marine engineer on the Mississippi River for a number of years. After working as organizer for the River Labor Union, he became chief engineer for the Panama Canal Zone returning to Mississippi County where he farmed around Bertrand and the Dogwood community until his retirement in 1994. He was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church in Charleston.
On Oct. 30, 1938, he married Lucy Brown, who survives.
Other survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Rod and Kathrine Graham Gilmore of Fenton; one daughter, Charlotte Gilmore of rural Bertrand; one brother, Jamie Gilmore of Anniston; and one grandson and two great-grandchildren.
One infant son, Donald Gilmore, and one sister preceded him in death.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Scott Sunnenberg, pastor of St. Henry Catholic Church in Charleston, will officiate.
Burial will follow at 1 p.m. at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield with full military rites provided by the Missouri Honor Guard.