Mr. Jerry Dean Kilgore age 80 of Lebanon passed away December 19, 2014, at Summit Medical Center from complications of heart disease and diabetes. He was born in Weakley County, TN the son of the late Ralph Ewing Kilgore and Zodia Gatewood Kilgore. He was 1952 graduate of Chattanooga High School and attended UT Chattanooga. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He retired from CSX Railroad as an engineer and was the owner of Kilgore Awards for thirty years. He was active in local and national Field Trial organizations and attended the LaGuardo Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Jewel Allen Kilgore; three children: Michael Dean (Keren) Kilgore, Michele (Keith) Humphrey, Shannon (Terry Harris) Kilgore; grandchildren: Abigail (Jeremy) Gerber, Derek (Amber) Kilgore, Jessica (Mattison) Johnson, Meagan (Joshua) Sexton, Paxton Harris; great-grandchildren: Addison and Ethan Kilgore, Miley and Kian Johnson, Sydney Gerber arriving in April; brother, Terry (Bonnie) Kilgore; sister, Patsy (Bill) Brownsey.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 27, 2014, at 11 a.m. from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bob Haley and Michael Kilgore officiating. Interment – Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation Friday 3-8 p.m. and Saturday after 9 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Houston Co. Library, P.O. Box 183, Erin, TN 37061 or TN Chapter ALSA, P.O. Box 40244, Nashville, TN 37204.
LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME, in charge of arrangements.