VERSAILLES - Ottis L. Gilmore, age 88, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away at 2:40 a.m. Nov. 11, 2013, in the Good Samaritan Hospital Dayton, Ohio.
Ottis was born March 3, 1925, in Versailles, Ohio, and the son of the late Andrew "Doc" and Mary M. (Schlechty) Gilmore.
Ottis had farmed his entire life and was a veteran of W.W. II serving in the U.S. Army from August 1943 until November of 1945. Ottis was a member of the Greenville American Legion, Greenville V.F.W., Darke County Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans where he was past commander and held the position as adjutant for 60 years, Purple Heart Chapter #31 of Dayton, Ohio and the Darke County Farm Bureau.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Velma L. (Lewis) Gilmore, Oct. 6, 2013. They were married Oct. 14, 1956. Also his granddaughter Jessica Anne Gilmore in 1985.
Ottis is survived by his son, Mark Gilmore of Versailles; grandchildren Jill Mann, Gregory Gilmore and Abby Gilmore, great-granddaughter Reagan Lilly Mann and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, with Pastor Laura Shreffler officiating. Burial will follow in the Brock Cemetery Darke County, Ohio.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The Greenville Veteran's Honor Guard will conduct full military honors on Thursday morning in the Funeral Home. It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to Darke County Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans, Greenville American Legion or the Greenville V.F.W. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com