Mitchell Dean "Mickey" Gore



Mitchell "Mickey" Dean Gore, 67, of Delco, NC went home to be with his Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, November 10, 2012.

Mickey retired from Federal Paper Board (International Paper) after 26 years as a pipe fitter. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and gardener. He was known around the county for his generosity - sharing fish, venison and the bounty of his garden with all of his friends and family. He never said "No" to a friend or stranger in need and was loved by many. He was an active member of New Beginnings Southern Baptist Church of Delco.

Mickey was born in Columbus County, NC on June 2, 1945, the son of the late William Henry Gore and Myrtie Merritt Gore. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Mitchell Heath Gore, one sister, Ella Annette Bordeaux and two brothers, Thurman Henry Gore and Charles William Gore. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jean Fowler Gore of the home; his daughter, Deana Gore Truesdell and husband Darryl of Delco; one grandson, Joshua Darryl Truesdell and one granddaughter, Kyla Brielle Gore and her Mom, Debbie and step dad Glen Merritt of Clarkton. Also surviving are his sisters, Ethel Gore Mays of Delco; Sylvia Gore Woodcock of Jacksonville, FL; brothers, Archie DeLane Gore of Wilmington; Larry Ronald Gore of Calabash, NC; Gary Keith Gore and Hugh Craig Gore both of Delco and many special friends, family and a wonderful church family.

The family would like to thank Dr. John Pasquerillo, Dr. Michael Moeller, Dr. Eric McGraw and Dr. M. Douglas Lee and their staff for their loving care over the years. A special thank you also to the doctors and staff of New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, November 13th at First Baptist Church of Delco with Reverends Titus Caraway and Charles Hester officiating. Burial will follow in the Delco Cemetery and McKenzie's Mortuary of Whiteville handling the arrangements.

Serving as pallbearers will be Craig Gore, Jimmy Coleman, John "Buddy" Cook, Jr., Ben Lewis, Johnny Buffkin Jr. and Gary "Buddy" Buffkin Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Charlie Philip Fowler Sr., Glenn Evans, Clayton Larkins, William "Bill" Reaves, Alan Gore, Sam Gore and Philip Fowler Jr. and Pat Coleman.

The family will receive friends from 6-8pm Monday, Nov. 12th at First Baptist Church of Delco. Memorials can be made to New Beginnings Baptist Church building fund, 78 Kaiser Rd., Delco, NC 28436.

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Published in the Wilmington Star-News from Nov. 12 to Nov. 13, 2012