Hugh Mark Gore, 55, died suddenly Saturday Oct. 1 2016 at his home.
Mr. Gore was born in Columbus County April 15, 1961 and was the son of the late Hubert and Audrey Neklanski Gore. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Jim Gore.
He was a devoted husband and father and servant of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and his community. He was a member and chief of the Shallotte Volunteer Rescue Squad from 1989 until its closure in 2008. Mr. Gore was one of the first six paid paramedics with Brunswick County EMS on April 1, 1991 and was currently serving as their Director of Operations. He also served as a paramedic with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department SWAT team for five years. His achievements were many which includes, N.C. Paramedic, N.C. Technical rescue technician, Disaster Medical Specialist, Tactical Paramedic, N.C. Level IV Emergency Management Coordinator, Urban Search and Rescue Technician (USAR), Advanced Disaster Medical Life Support, N.C. Helo Aquatic Rescue Team (HART) Operations Support Specialist and also completion of numerous NIMS, HAZ MAT and CBRNE classes including Incident Command Management and a N.C. appointed Medical Examiner. He served as deputy coroner in Brunswick County for 15 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Shallotte, an ordained Deacon and U.S. Army Veteran.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6 at First Baptist Church Shallotte located at 4486 Main Street.Final rites will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Brunswick Community College Odell Williamson Auditorium with Revs. Jason Benton and Bob Weathers officiating. Interment will be in Brunswick Memorial Gardens with honors given by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Department Honor Guard. White Funeral and Cremation Service, 3660 Express Drive, Shallotte is handling the arrangements.
Serving as pallbearers will be Randy Wilkes, Shane Pittman, Rich Burns, Art Dornfeld, Brian Watts, Bill Britt, Tim Corcoran, John Goodwin, George Grainger. Honorary pallbearers will be, David Moore, Ronnie Hayes, David Long, Joel Bibey, Wayne Brown, Dean Siler and employees of Brunswick County EMS.
He is survived by his wife, Regina Marie Gore of the home; his children, Brittany Faith Gore, Shelby Grace Gore, both of the home, Mark Cullen Gore and Hillary Batten, both of Chadbourn; one brother, Chris Gore of Ocean Isle; and one granddaughter, Kaiya Nichole Lynn Batten of Chadbourn.
In lieu of customary remembrances the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions in Mark’s name be directed to State Employees Credit Union, P.O. Box 306, Shallotte, N.C. 28459 for a college fund for Mark’s daughters, Brittany and Shelby.
Online condolences may be made at www.shallottefunerals.com. (910) 754-3333.