Leslie Gilmore Jr. , 90, of Owensboro took a breath on Saturday, October 9, 2021 and his lungs were completely filled for the first time in many years as he stepped into Heaven. He was born in Daviess County on June 8, 1931 to the late Leslie H. Gilmore, Sr. and Lalia Elliott Gilmore. Leslie was retired from Commonwealth Aluminum where he worked for 23 years and was a member of Yellow Creek Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded to Glory by his beautiful wife of 44 years, Virginia Jo Deason Gilmore, on February 13, 2006; his daughter, Debbie Jones; daughter-in-law, Pat Gilmore; and a grandson, Doug Gilmore Jr.
Survivors include a son, Doug Gilmore Sr.; six grandchildren, Brad (Belinda) Gilmore, Tyra (Bo) Malone, Bridget (Richard) Boling, Prissy Gilmore, Jeremy Jones, Sonya (Robbie) Evans; 17 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at James H. Davis Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial will follow in Owensboro Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 10:00am until 12:00pm on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Friends of Sinners, 320 Clay Street, Owensboro, KY 42303.