Joseph Paul Gore, Sr.

Born: Wed., Apr. 8, 1936
Died: Sun., Dec. 23, 2012

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Thu., Dec. 27, 2012
Location: Whiteville United Methodist Church

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                   Joseph Paul Gore, Sr.

Mr. Joseph Paul Gore, Sr. 76, of Whiteville died Sunday, December 23, 2012 in Wake Medical Center, Raleigh. He was born in Columbus County, the son of the late Samuel Pinkney Gore and Grace Lee Long Gore.

Mr. Gore was an agricultural teacher at Williams Township School for 34 years where he also attended. He was a graduate of NC State. He was an outstanding athlete and won the Jiggs Power's Award in 1954. He was a member of the Whiteville United Methodist Church and was a veteran of the US Army.

His funeral service will be conducted 10:30 am Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Whiteville United Methodist Church by Rev. Paul Stallsworth. The family will receive friends following the service in the church parlor. A private burial will be in the Whiteville Memorial Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be Harold Marlowe, Dave Smith, Pebo Collier, Craig Stanley, Michael Stephens, Lucian Stephens, Jr., Will Scott and Jeff Cunningham.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Lyda Sue Stephens Gore; a son, Joseph Paul Gore, Jr. and wife Crystal of Whiteville; a daughter, April Susan Gore Smith and husband, Stephen of Wake Forest; three grandchildren, Stephen Hunter Smith, Richard Grant Smith and Marly Elizabeth Gore; a brother, Samuel Gore and wife, Marjorie of Bethel; a sister, Carol Stanley of Garner.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Barbara Stephens.

Memorials may be made to Whiteville United Methodist Church, Food Pantry, 902 Pinckney St., Whiteville, NC 28472

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   Posted Sun December 23, 2012

Darrell Mabe
   Posted Tue December 25, 2012
Words cannot express our sadness. May loving memories of Joe bring you peace, comfort, and strength. Someone as special as Joe will never be forgotten. He will remain in our hearts forever. Please know that our thoughts and pryers are with the Gore family during these difficult times.
Darrell & Beth Mabe

Mac & Brenda Brown
   Posted Wed December 26, 2012
Dear Sue & Family,
We are so sorry to hear of your lost. We will be thinking of you with our prayers.
Mac & Brenda Brown

Rev. Karl Zorowski
   Posted Wed December 26, 2012
I am thankful that I had the blessing of knowing Joe. He will be missed. May God bless your family and give you peace, strength and courage in the days ahead.

Wister Jackson
   Posted Wed December 26, 2012
Sue and Gore family: so sorry to read about Joe's passing. I fondly recall all those summers I hung out with Joe and Papa at Williams Township and the many projects they undertook while I tagged along! I'd hate to imagine how many hogs we vaccinated every summer!
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and that the holiday season promises us all that we will one day meet again in a better place.
Wister Jackson
Laurel Springs, NC

Tammie Norris Coffey
   Posted Wed December 26, 2012
Dear Gore Family,

I am sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We had some great memories at Williams Township. May God bless you and keep you all.

Anne Gerald
   Posted Wed December 26, 2012
Mrs. Gore, Paul, Susan, and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God Bless you.

Michelle Barden Thompson
   Posted Thu December 27, 2012
Susan, Paul, and Crystal,

So sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Your Classmate,
Michelle Thompson & Family

Vera Garrett
   Posted Thu December 27, 2012
Sue and Family, I'm so sorry about Joe's passing, we will all miss him. He was a wonderful neighbor to me.

Sam Simmons
   Posted Sat December 29, 2012
Dear Susan and Paul,

I am sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I am thinking of you and your mom and extending my sympathy to the entire family.

Sam Simmons
Wilmington, N.C.

Scott Bullock
   Posted Tue January 01, 2013
Sorry to hear about Mr. Gore, he was a good teacher,an friend.

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