James Yondell Gilmore, Sr.

May 22, 1947 - June 13, 2011
James Yondell Gilmore, Sr.

James Yondell Gilmore 64, of Wilmington died Monday June 13, 2011 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.

Mr. Gilmore was born in Hancock County, KY, to the late Rady Gilmore and Josephine M. Gray. He was self-employed in construction.

In addtion to his parents, he is predeceased by a daughter, Cheri Lynn Gilmore.

Survivors include his daughter, Teresa Gilmore Simmons, two sons, James Y. Gilmore, Jr, and Michael Shane Gilmore; and nine grandchildren.

In accordance with his wishes, no services are planned at this time.

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  • June 19, 2011
    J.R. Nalaielua says:
    Pete, Beloved Brother, Although our Life Paths often kept us apart in distance, we were always close in heart. The times we did spend together were filled with joy & laughter. One of my favorite moments took place when there was an ocean between us. Here I am watching TV in 78 degrees Hawaiian sunshine when up pops my brother on CNN from frozen N.C. scraping ice off his windshield. What a Treasure! You ask me to never forget how much you loved me. How could I? Once the book is written, Love of Family is all that matters. Robert misses you too. He says he knows you will be there to talk to as we travel through our next journey in life. Aloha, A Hui Hou, Pete (Until We Meet Again) Your Sister - J.R. Nalaielua Brother-in-Law - Robert Nalaielua Honolulu, Hawaii

  • June 16, 2011
    John I. Blume says:
    May he rest in peace.

  • June 16, 2011
    Shane Gilmore says:
    RIP Dad. I truly love you and will miss you always. Tell grandpa and grandma Gray I love them.

  • June 18, 2011
    Dawn says:
    Pete, I know we lost contact for alot of years but I knew that you loved me. I only have a few memories of you when I was small but they are all good ones. I pray that you can finally have peace. I love you, your little sister Dawn

  • June 20, 2011
    Sarah Ramsey says:
    Teresa, Jamie and Shane,