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James William Gore
November 4, 1931 ~ June 11, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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James William (J.W.) Gore, 91 of Mexia, passed away on June 11, 2023 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 16, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at Glad Tidings Church in Mexia with Brother Paul Moore, officiating. Interment will follow at Cotton Gin Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday evening from 5-7 p.m. at Jones Funeral Services.
J.W. was born on November 4, 1931 in Teague, Texas to Hughie & Audrey Jones Gore. After graduating high school, he served his country in the Navy during the Korean War. He & Marjorie married on May 24, 1957. He worked at the cotton mill and then retired as a painter from the Mexia State School. Family was very important to Mr. Gore. He enjoyed gardening and was always eager to share the fruits of the crops with family, church friends and everyone else. In his retired years, he had his daily “routes” that he would go on, visiting with family and friends. J.W. attended for many years the First Assembly of God in Mexia, even taking on the role of “church greeter”. He was a great friend and listener.
Mr. Gore was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie; parents, Hughie & Audrey Gore; sons, Jim Bo Gore and Bobby Gore; brothers, Baby Chris, Alford Gore and Terry Gore and sisters, Avis Willis, Oujie Zemple, Madie Watson, Teta Dvorak and Linda McCoslin.
Survivors include his daughter, Lisa Orr of Robinson; son, Benny Gore & wife, Deborah of Mexia; grandchildren, Michelle McManus, Justin Gore, Sean Gore, Angela Guzman and Tasha Nelius; brother, Gene Gore and wife, Linda of Spring, Texas; as well as numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.