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GILMORE SMITH HAYNIE JR., passed away Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 at Fort Wayne's Visiting Nurse Hospice Home. He was 67. Born in Bluffton, Gilmore was an attorney with Hawk, Haynie, Kam-meyer & Smith, a firm which he founded in the late 1980s. As a civic leader, Gilmore was involved in many efforts to help the city he loved. He sat on the Fort Wayne Allen County Capital Improvement board, as well as on the boards of the Embassy Theatre, The Journal Gazette Foundation and Junior Achievement of Northeast Indiana. He was also past president of the Fort Wayne Country Club. In 1965, Gilmore graduated from South Side High School, where he served as quarterback. He played varsity tennis, and won the city doubles tournament. He served in the Army Reserve and earned his undergraduate and law degree from Indiana University, where he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. An avid hunter and golfer, Gilmore was a proud member of the Indiana Society of Arizona. He loved a good story, a hearty laugh, and spending time with his family and friends. He will be dearly missed by all he touched. Surviving are his wife, Susan Higgins Haynie of Fort Wayne; daughter, Devon Haynie of Washington, D.C.; son, Gilmore Haynie III of Fort Wayne; brother, William Haynie of Fort Wayne; nieces, Jamie (Tim) Doty of Driftwood, Texas, and Jackie (Steve) Doty of Dripping Springs, Texas. He was preceded in death by his father, Gilmore S. Haynie; and his mother, Mary Ann (Kunkel) Haynie. Service is 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road, with calling one hour prior. Pastor Mark Minnick will officiate. Calling also from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Visiting Nurse Hospice Home or the Embassy Theatre Foundation. To sign the online guest book, go to

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D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Covington Knolls
8325 Covington Road Ft. Wayne, IN 46804
(260) 426-9494
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Aug. 24, 2014
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