Elroy "Junior" Arnold Gilmore

Birth: May 6th, 1928
Death: December 30th, 2017
Age: 89 years

Elroy “Junior” Gilmore , age 89, a lifelong resident of Mayville, MI passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017 at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital in Lapeer, MI with family by his side.


He was born May 6, 1928 in Mayville, MI son of the late Elray and Hazel (Bennett) Gilmore. Junior graduated with the Mayville High School Class of 1946. He married Dorothy Caverly July 17, 1948. His passions were farming and Ministry. Junior was a member of Juniata Baptist Church. He loved spending time with family and friends.


Junior is survived by his wife of 69 years, Dorothy Gilmore of Mayville, MI; two children, Dale (Linda) Gilmore of Goodlettsville, TN and Diane Willis of Caro, MI; 14 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and 16 great great grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his son, Roger in 2000; two sisters, Marjorie Nichols and Donna Frenzel; one grandson, Michael; and one granddaughter, Mya.


The family will receive friends from 2 – 8 PM Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at the Avram Funeral Home in Mayville, MI and from 10 AM until time of the service at Juniata Baptist Church Wednesday, January 3, 2018.


A Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Juniata Baptist Church with Pastor Lyle Ohman officiating.


Burial will take place at Dayton Center Cemetery.


Memorial Contributions may be made to Juniata Baptist Church, Juniata, MI or Fisher Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center in Mayville, MI.


Friends may share an online condolence at www.avramfuneralhome.com.


Arrangements by Avram Funeral Home, 6028 Lincoln St, P.O. Box 130, Mayville, MI 48744 Phone 989-843-5441.

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