Roy Lee Gilmore
Roy Lee Gilmore, 72, of New Boston, Texas passed away on Dec. 8, 2019 in New Boston, after a long illness. He was born on March 26, 1948 to Mr. and Mrs. O.L. Gilmore in Mount Pleasant, Texas.
He graduated from L.D. Bell High School, University of Texas at Arlington, and North Texas State University. He achieved an Associate in Applied Science in Mid-Management and a Bachelor of Business Administration.
Roy was employed as Operations Manager for R-Tech Industries and Paragon Industries, as well as Line Installer for General Telephone Electronics Company. After moving to Simms, Texas in September of 1989, he was a salesperson for Walmart in New Boston, Texas.
Roy served as Navigation Communication Technician in the United States Air Force from Nov. 1, 1971 until being Honorably Discharged on June 19, 1975. He was also a faithful member of the American Legion Post 488 in New Boston.
He married Janis Cluxton on September 1, 1989 in Simms, Texas.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Nancy Gilmore Parks.
Roy is survived by his loving wife; and one sister, Cindy McConn and spouse Allan, of Valley View, Texas; one niece, Tammy Litchfield and spouse Keith; two nephews, Richard Boatright and spouse Jennifer, and Bobby Boatright; step-daughter, Janie Gail Cruse; seven step-grandchildren; four great grandchildren; along with numerous cousins and friends.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Bates-Cooper-Sloan Funeral Home in Mount Pleasant, with burial to follow at Concord Cemetery in Morris County, Texas.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Vickie Pynes and Brian Hevrin with Dierksen Hospice for the excellent care provided to Roy and his wife Janis.
Online registry is available at batescoopersloanfuneralhome.com .