|Birth: ||Jun. 4, 1931|
|Death: ||Mar. 14, 2011|
Homer Edwin "Ed" Gilmore, 79, of Arkansas City, went to his eternal home in Heaven on Monday, March 14th.
Services are scheduled for 10:30 am, Thursday, March 17, 2011 at the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. Private interment will be held.
Ed was born June 4, 1931, in Silverdale, KS to Clarence and Edna (Suiter) Gilmore. He was raised in Arkansas City and Silverdale, graduating from Arkansas City High School in 1949.
On Sept. 23, 1950, he married Rebecca Loucks in Arkansas City where they made their home. Ed was a truck driver for Rodeo Meats for 35 years, and then worked for USD 470 as a bus driver for 10 years, retiring in 1995.
Ed loved baseball and pitched for many years for the Maurer-Neuer Packers semi-pro baseball team. In 1950, he had the opportunity to go to spring training with the St. Louis Cardinals. He was a former member of the Arkansas City Baseball Association and devoted almost 20 years to coaching area youth baseball teams, capturing several state championships. He pioneered the first Arkansas City Youth traveling teams. He was also one of the members that helped build the Sleeth Little League Baseball Parks.
He also loved horses, which began as a family hobby and developed into helping area rancher friends gather and work their cattle.
Survivors include his wife, Rebecca, of the home; daughters, Pam and husband Keith Broce of Arkansas City; Marilyn and husband Danny Sampson of Woodward, OK; sons, Jerry Gilmore and wife Christi of Collinsville, OK; and Andy Gilmore of Sunrise, FL. Grandchildren, Eric Broce and wife Kathy of Arkansas City; Lori and husband Chris Orth of Shillington, PA; Krista Bahm of Edmond, OK; Chad Standerfer and wife Amber of Woodward, OK; Amy Berry of Woodward, OK; Garrett Gilmore and wife Courtney of Dover, DE; Jacob Gilmore and wife Amanda of Owasso, OK; Jaclyn Kelley and husband Brad of Hayes, KS; Andrea Gilmore and Zachary Gilmore, both of Sunrise, FL. They also have 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Tom Gilmore; and sisters Janell Gilmore and Vivian Jones.
A memorial has been established with the AC Baseball Association. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Created by: Phoebe
Record added: Oct 26, 2012
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