Donald Eugene Gilmore

October 15, 2020

Donald Eugene Gilmore, 87, of Frankfort, passed away October 15, 2020 at Aperion Care Frankfort.  He was born on March 25, 1933 in Clinton County to Floyd E. and Mary Elizabeth (Crick) Gilmore.  He married Joan Bailey on April 3, 1955 in Frankfort and she preceded him in death on September 27, 2001.

Don was a 1951 graduate of Colfax High School and attended Purdue University where he took a short course in Agriculture.  He served in the United States Army from April 1953 to April 1955.  He worked on the farm for 15 years before becoming a Union Carpenter for Local #215 where he worked for 45 years, retiring at age 63.  Don was a member of New Hope Church, Masonic Lodge in Jefferson, American Legion Post #12, Retired Union Carpenters Local #215, where he served as President. He was also on the Frankfort Community Public Library board, serving as president for four years.  Don loved his family and enjoyed woodworking, horse shows, and golf.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Don’s honor to New Hope Church, 5306 West County Road 600 South, Frankfort.

 

Visitation and Services

Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, October 19, 2020 at New Hope Church, 5306 West County Road 600 South, Frankfort.  Friends may visit from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1:30 p.m. at the church.  Burial will follow in Plainview Cemetery, Colfax.  Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center, 501 East Clinton Street, Frankfort is honored to assist the Gilmore family.  Out of respect for the health, safety, and comfort of all in attendance, guests will be expected to adhere to current CDC guidelines regarding appropriate social distancing and the wearing of masks.

Survived by:

Surviving are his Sons: Gregory M. Gilmore of Frankfort, Grayson S. (Denise) Gilmore of Lafayette, and Gordon F. (Linda) Gilmore of Frankfort; Sisters: Evelyn Huffer of Frankfort, Alice (Charles) Davis of Forest, Roberta Wiley of Thorntown, and Joan Wood of Frankfort; Brother:  Robert (Pam) Gilmore of Zionsville; Grandchildren:  Grayden, Josh, Cassidy, and Mary; and Great-Grandchildren:  Alexander, Kaise, Theia, and Monroe.  

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife: Joan, an infant son, and grandson: Grant.

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21 Condolences for “Donald Eugene Gilmore”

  1. Mary Patchett October 16, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    I’m sorry to hear that Don has passed. He was a great person and made many prop projects for my photography studio over the years. David worked with him as a carpenter for a few years and they told many stories of their shenanigans. I always admired Don and Joan. Rest in Peace Don. Prayers for the family.

  2. Janet Gray October 16, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    The Gilmore Family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    God Bless,

    Dick and Janet Gray

    • Joan wood October 18, 2020 at 6:41 pm

      Thank you So much for your prayers and friendship to our brother

  3. Mary Hinton October 16, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    My uncle Donald was an incredible man. I pray he’s in heaven with all those that went before him. He touched many lives. You are loved. ❤🌹❤

  4. Pat Morris October 16, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    Gordon I am sorry to here of your father’s passing
    I am out of town and will not be able to make the viewing
    Sorry for your loss
    Pat

  5. Jeff Cox October 16, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed cutting his hair, always a story to tell. Great man.

  6. Denise Fox October 16, 2020 at 8:25 pm

    To the Gilmore Family,
    What a sweet father you all had! His kindness and gentleness and big laugh are sweet memories to me! Praying for all of you during these difficult days!

  7. Kristie Metcalf October 16, 2020 at 8:53 pm

    Words can’t wipe away your tears,
    hugs won’t ease your pain,
    but hold onto your memories,
    forever they’ll remain.

    Uncle Donald will always hold a huge piece of my heart..

    Always ..
    Kristie

  8. James Archer October 16, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    Greg, Gordy, and Grayson and all of the Gilmore family
    I am truly sorry to hear about the passing of Don, the world truly lost one of the best, a gentle giant that had a heart as big he was! always a kind word and he and your mom were a very special part of my early days of archer-weston, always willing to help and assist with whatever was needed, they were so special to me and our business. Don’s physical absence will be difficult and a great void left in your lives, but I can only imagine that great big smile on Joanie’s face …. I am betting she was playing just that special tune as he entered through that golden gate. My prayers and virtual hugs with all of you during this difficult time. Arch

  9. ANNETTE KELLEY October 17, 2020 at 8:36 am

    So sorry he was a great man always enjoyed seeing him at 3d’s pizzeria sending hugs and prayers

  10. Phil and Gloria Crum October 17, 2020 at 10:06 am

    Sincere sympathies in Don’s passing.

  11. Karen Timmons Patchett October 18, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Love, prayers and sincere condolences to Alice and all the rest of Don’s family. Even tho my brother’s classmate and lifelong friend, Wayne and I also considered him a true friend and never passed up an opportunity to visit with him (and Jo) whenever we had a chance. I think we both seemed to enjoy the same restaurants. A good man, he will be missed by all who knew him. Treasure your memories and hold them dear.

  12. Richard and Grayce Moore October 18, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    Prayers and condolences to family and friends.
    God Bless!

  13. George Newell October 19, 2020 at 8:18 am

    Evelyn, Alice, Roberta, Robert, and Joan,
    We are so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. While he will be missed greatly by all of you, the Colfax and Clinton County communities will be missing his contributions and willingness to help in any ways possible. We are unable to attend today, but please know that we are thinking of you and remembering the times we have shared with you. Love to all . . .
    George and Becky

  14. Kevin & Melea Kercheval October 19, 2020 at 8:31 am

    Sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  15. Tim and Rose Davis October 19, 2020 at 10:22 am

    Uncle Donald will be missed dearly. Prayers and thoughts for the family.
    Tim and Rose Davis.

  16. Angie Shoemaker October 19, 2020 at 11:40 am

    Sorry for your loss.

  17. Dawn Rutan October 19, 2020 at 11:54 am

    Gilmore Family,
    I am sorry for your loss. Don was a good man and I will miss him.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Dawn Rutan

  18. Ted F Newell October 20, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    Our heartfelt sympathies are with the family of Donald Gilmore. Don was a compassionate individual who always treated people with dignity and respect. He was a great role model for the younger generation, in Colfax and the Clinton County area. Our thoughts and prayers are with his immediate family and his siblings. He will be greatly missed!

  19. Carolyn Sharp October 20, 2020 at 10:42 pm

    To the Gilmore Family,

    One can read the condolences on this page and know what type of person Don was. I have known Don since I was a child growing up in the New Hope Church family. In recent years when Don served as president of the Clinton Co. Contractual Public Library, I, employee of Library, served as treasurer on the Board. Don worked hard and always consider the needs and thoughts of the people of Clinton County. He knew he was representing the Clinton County taxpayers. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    Carolyn (Wingate) Sharp

  20. Pamela Goodnight Shelburne October 21, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    Joan, Robert & Pam
    I am sorry to hear about your brother. It is always hard to lose a family member. My prayers are with you and all of your families. Pam

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