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Leroy Gillmore, 61, of Lincoln, formerly of Petersburg, died Monday,
Aug. 4, 2008, at his daughter's home from complications of cancer.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at
Holland Barry and Bennett Funeral Home. His funeral
will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with
Lora Bohn officiating.
Burial will be in
Youngblood Cemetery, Nortonville.
Mr. Gillmore was employed by Eaton Corp. in
Lincoln for many years.
He was born Sept. 10, 1946, in Springfield to
William Glenn Gillmore and Cletia Loretta Wilson. He
was raised in Petersburg by his mother and
stepfather, Cletia and Charles Scott.
He is survived by one daughter, Lora (and Jay)
Bohn of Auburn; three grandchildren, Gage, Raymee
and Jay Bohn, all of Auburn; three sisters, Gail
(and MonDell) Johnson, Sandra Gillmore and Rosemary
Saint, all of Middletown; several nieces, nephews
and cousins; and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son,
Raymond Leroy Gillmore II; and one sister, Retha
He loved NASCAR and had a passion for auto mechanics
and antique cars, especially '57 Chevys. He enjoyed
an occasional cold beer in front of a poker machine
or a card game. He loved visiting with his
grandchildren and his dog, Princey.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cystic
Fibrosis Foundation and will be accepted at the
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