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Jerry Kilgore

ZodiaBoyMr. 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.



Messages for the Family

  1. Joy Moore says:
    So sorry Jewel . I didnt know he was even sick . So sad how we get away from each other just living this thing called life. I love you ! let me know if you need anything .
  2. Marty Robinson says:
    So sorry to get the news about Jerry’s passing. Jerry was a Prince of a Gentleman and a great friend for many years. Jerry truly loved others and was one of the most unselfish people I had ever met. He was always encouraging and supportive. The best of all news is that through many conversations Jerry and I shared, I know where he’s spending eternity. Jerry leaves a wonderful family who will all be in our prayers.
  3. Terry R Kilgore Sr says:
    I am going to some more miss my older brother Jerry !
  4. Carla Upchurch says:
    Jewell, Shannon and family, my Mom Fran joins me in expressing how sorry we are. Jerry was such a great gentleman. We still remember what a nice visit we had at your home. You are in our hearts and prayers Carla Upchurch and Fran Allen
  5. Harold and Becky Gearhart says:
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    • Harold and Becky Gearhart says:
      Jerry Kilgore was a good, kind man who always put needs of everyone else ahead of his own. We are thankful for the opportunity to have had him and his family a part of our life. Heaven should find your smile so welcoming Mr Kilgore. May you rest in peace.
  6. Joyce Lawrence & Jack Hanes says:
    Thinking of you and your family during this tough time. So sorry for your loss.
  7. Darlene Al-Sadi says:
    So very sorry for your loss. He was such a sweet and kind person. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. Just know that if you need anything, I am here
  8. Ruby Offitt-Shelton says:
    We are very saddened to learn of the passing of Bro. Kilgore. We, my family and I, had the pleasure of meeting him during our yearly visits home to Gallatin, and worshipping with the LaGuardo church of Christ. A very nice and sincere brother in Christ…his presence at the worship services will sorely be missed. Our love and our sincere condolences to the Kilgore family.
  9. Randy Kilgore says:
    I will always remember my uncle’s great laugh. He was a great man and a friend to all. – so long Smiley
  10. VICKI CLARK says:
    I will miss my friend, Mr. Jerry……Such a kind and generous man…Love his dear wife, Jewel…and Shannon & Paxton, you are like family…I am praying for comfort that only our Lord Jesus can give…
  11. Pat Kilgore Brownsey says:
    Jewel, Shannon & Paxton, My heart goes out to you at this time. We have all lost a precious, loving soul. As Bill said, “I wonder who is telling the biggest hunting story now, Doc or Jerry?”. Can’t you just imagine the reunion of Mother, Daddy and Jerry! He was a wonderful big brother and I loved him so much. Blessings to all the family.
  12. Jim Wright says:
    so Sorry your sorrow… Jerry was a great Man and friend.. a good Railroad man who always had a kind word.. My trips with him bird hunting were always good.. prayers of peace and comfort during this time… RIP my Brother..