February 18, 1933 - February 9, 2019
Billy Royce Gilmore, 85, passed away on February 9, 2019 at his home in Newport, OR.
Bill is survived by his wife of 61 years, Shirley, and two children Jeanne Brown of Eaton, OH and Michael Gilmore of Villa Rica, GA. He also leaves behind 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and 4 siblings.
Bill is a veteran of the Korean War and served in the US Air Force from 1953-1957.
He was born on February 18, 1933 in Mineral Springs, AL to Graham Gilmore and Perlie Hilyer Gilmore.
A gathering of friends and family to celebrate his life will take place on Sunday, May 19th at the American Legion Post 116 on Olive Street in Newport from 1-4PM. His ashes will be scattered at sea.
A special thanks to the Samaritan Pacific Hospice who helped to ease his final days.