Arthur Roland Gilmore

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Arthur Roland Gilmore, 77, of Jasper, departed this life and entered into eternal rest Monday night, February 5, 2018, at his residence with his beloved wife of 58 years by his side.

Visitation will be Saturday, February 10, 2018, from 12 until 2 p.m., at Kilgore-Green Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 2 p.m., in the Kilgore-Green Chapel, with burial at Walker Memory Gardens. Elder Philip Gilmore and Elder Jimmy Burkhalter will officiate.

Arthur was a member of Primitive Baptist Church since 1967, when he and his wife were baptized together at Rock Creek in Eva, Alabama. He was an ordained deacon who loved the Lord, his family and was a church clerk for many years. He served his duties in a loving and devoted manner.

Arthur was a graduate of Walker High School in 1959. He was employed at Sear’s and Roebuck in Decatur for several years. He worked in the coal industry for Cobb Coal Company, and as a dedicated funeral director at Kilgore-Green Funeral Home. His passion was working with his hands as a carpenter which he did most of his career. He also worked with and retired from the Walker County Soil Conservation.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Estelle Woodley Gilmore of Jasper; and father- and mother-in-law, Elder Garnsey and Ethel Harper McGough of Nauvoo.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jimmie Lou McGough Gilmore; children, Elder Philip Roland Gilmore (Paula) of Oneonta, Joseph Arthur Gilmore (Leslie) of Hoover, and Pamela Lou Gilmore Kelly (Stephen) of Jasper; grandchildren, Joshua Keeton, Ashley Keeton, Rebekah Gilmore, John Harper Gilmore, Grace Gilmore, Mary Jewel Gilmore, and Roman Gilmore; great-grandchildren, Caleb Keeton, Luke Keeton, and Lillian Keeton; a host of nieces, nephews and friends; and furbabies, Chloe and Lucky, whom he loved dearly.

Pallbearers will be Joshua Keeton, Ashley Keeton, Rebekah Gilmore, John Harper Gilmore, Grace Gilmore, Mary Jewel Gilmore, Roman Gilmore, Caleb Keeton, Luke Keeton, Lillian Keeton, and Ryan Gilmore.

You may register online at www.kilgoregreenfuneralhome.com.

Kilgore-Green Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-9503