Ronnie Eugene Gilmer

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Ronnie Eugene Gilmer, age 80, of Cumming passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016.
He was born Oct. 6, 1935, in Moreland, Ky., to William Henry and Dortha Jane (Myers) Gilmer. On April 7, 1956, Ronnie married Nancy Ann Montgomery, whom he met while attending college at Morehead State University in Morehead, Ky.
After graduating from Morehead State University, he began his teaching career in Kentucky as the Assistant Band Director in LaRue County, later moving to Stanford. He eventually moved his family to southern Indiana to become the band director at West Washington Junior/Senior High School in Campbellsburg, Ind. Mr. Gilmer, as he was known to his students, had a significant impact on all of his students, many of whom consider him their "favorite" teacher. He retired from teaching in 1988 and moved to Georgia. To keep busy, he then worked at The Home Depot for another 10 years.
He was an avid golfer, fisherman and Ham Radio Operator and in later years enjoyed driving his little red Miata with other members of the Peachtree Miata Club.
Ronnie is preceded in death by his wife, Nancy on Dec. 2, 2001; his son, Gregory Dineene on Nov. 15, 1998; his brother, Scott Bertram Gilmer; and his parents.
He is survived by his two sons and their families, Eric Gilmer (Jill) and their two daughters, Corinne and Erin of Cumming, Joel Gilmer (Linda) and their daughter, Ashley, of Indianapolis, Ind. He is also survived by his uncle, William (Bill) Myers of Danville, Ky.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 12, at 1 p.m., in McDonald and Son Funeral Home Visitation will be Wednesday, May 11, from 5-8 p.m., at the funeral home.
Another service will be held in Moreland, Ky., at W.C. Pruitt Funeral Home with burial following in the Hustonville Cemetery Saturday, May 14.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the , Morehead State University in Morehead, Ky., or the in Mr. Ronnie Gilmer's name.
McDonald and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in Forsyth County News from May 10 to May 12, 2016
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