Howard A. Gilmore

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OKEECHOBEE - Howard A. Gilmore of Okeechobee died January 2, 2014. He was born July 20, 1924 in Portsmith, Virginia to Andrew and Clara Gilmore. Mr. Gilmore proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy. His grandfather homesteaded and established what used to be known as Gilmore, Florida along the St. Johns River near Jacksonville. He was a resident of Okeechobee for 30 years. He was known for going to the flea market and passing out Bibles. He enjoyed golf and yard sales. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene. Mr. Gilmore is survived by his wife of 70 years, Eva Gilmore; son, Doug Gilmore (Shirley) of Camden, South Carolina; two daughters, Patricia Welty (Russ) of Jacksonville and Brenda Gilmore of Vero Beach; six grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972.

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Buxton and Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home & Crematory - Okeechobee
400 North Parrott Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 763-1994
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Published in NewsZapFL on Jan. 5, 2014
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