Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, friend, and neighbor James Bradley Gilmore, 92 years old, was born in Bearden Arkansas on May 25, 1931. James departed this life on November 09, 2023 at Maryview Hospital in Portsmouth Virginia. He left Arkansas to join the Navy at an early age and retired after serving twenty honorable years. He spent a brief time working for the Ford Motor company and then Brown’s Carpet, before starting his own business as a flooring contractor after his retirement. He also enjoyed working in his garden and watching sports, especially golf and football.
James leaves to cherish his memories, his wife of 22 years, Phyllis Gilmore; his son, Mervin Gilmore (Goldie) of Weldon, North Carolina; his daughter, Cheryl Martin (Bennett) of Savannah, Georgia; his son, Michael Gilmore (Sandra) of Chesapeake, Virginia and his stepsons, (Paul Chisholm and Matthew Chisholm) of Portsmouth, Virginia. He also leaves behind his beloved grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors