Jimmy Brooks Gore, 85, passed away peacefully Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 at his home. He was born Dec. 7, 1934, the son of the late Vanderbilt and Ella Gore of the Gore Lake community in Columbus County.
In addition to his parents and beloved wife, Dewayne Stanley Gore, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Cecil Gore, J.C. Gore, Hazel Gore, Verna Gore, Waymon Gore, Bill Gore and Wade Gore.
Brooks was a lifelong farmer and enjoyed spending time tending his garden. He was also a carpentry and agribusiness instructor at Southeastern Community College during the 1970s. Mr. Gore was an active member of Seven Creeks Missionary Baptist Church where he achieved more than 30 years of perfect attendance. He was a charter member of the Nakina Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad and also served on the Board of Directors. Mr. Gore was a proud member of Tabor City High School class of 1953. He loved sports and spent many happy years playing men’s softball.
His graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at the Gore Community Cemetery with Rev. Joe Turner officiating. Peacock Funeral Home of Whiteville is serving the family.
He is survived by his children, Rhonda Gore Etherden (Graham) and Donna Gore Bangco (Mario), both of Conway, S.C., James Mark Gore (Cathy, daughter, Rachael Jackson and granddaughter, Audrey Housand), all of Nakina, Amy Gore Cox (Tim) of Loris, S.C.; three grandchildren, Grace Cox Spencer (Tracy) of Loris, S.C., Coste Duvall (Ashley) of Columbia, S.C., Haley Duvall of Conway, S.C.; one great-granddaughter, Cora Duvall; siblings, Esther Moses and Paul Gore, both of Shallotte, Deloris McCumbee of Ash, Shelby Linton of Thorntown, Ind., Ken Gore (Jane) of Nakina, Ann Worthington of Whiteville; and one sister-in-law, Faye Gore of Nakina.
The family would like to thank Dr. Richard Fleming along with the staff of Whiteville Adult Medicine and his care providers from Well Care for their support during this time.
Online condolences may be made at www.peacockfuneralhome.net.