Horace Ray Gore

May 11, 1930 - June 18, 2011
Horace Ray Gore


Horace Ray Gore, 81, of Castle Hayne passed away Saturday, June 18, 2011, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Gore was born in Wilmington, NC to the late David C. and Mary S. Gore. He proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War. He retired as a shipping manager for Fox-Holsom Bakery.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Evelyn R. Gore; a brother, Cline Gore, Sr; and three sisters, Edna Gore, Velva Wells, and Thearl Long.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Gagne and Rosita Crawford, both of Hampstead; a sister, Mary Madeline Messler of NJ; four grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be 11 AM Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at Pine Valley Church of God. Graveside services with military honors will follow in Prospect Cemetery.

The family will receive friends 10 AM Tuesday at the church.

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  • June 21, 2011
    Jenny Jackson says:
    Horace was a GREAT man! I worked with him for many years at the "pharmacy", he warmed all of our hearts with his great smile and sense of humor. My heart goes out to your family for your loss. Heaven has definitely gained an amazing ANGEL to watch over all of us. Godspeed Horace.

  • June 21, 2011
    Raye Brinson says:
    I worked with Horace at Partners Pharmacy and it was just a joy to see him come to work. He could always make you smile reguardless of how you were feeling. I am truly saddened from the news of his passing and he will be truely missed. May God comfort the family during this time. Raye Brinson

  • June 21, 2011
    Frances Furlough says:
    He was a great man,and loved dearly will truly be miss.My prayer's are with you in your time of loss.So sorry I miss the service but did'nt find out about the loss of my dear friend until 6:00 pm tonight.I will miss you my friend RIP !!