Ricky "Rick" Dower Gilmore

September 14, 1956March 18, 2018

Mr. Ricky “Rick” Dower Gilmore was born on September 14, 1956 in Hohenwald, TN and passed away on March 18, 2018 in Griffin, GA at the age of 61. Ricky is preceded in death by his grandparents Berta Mae Gilmore and Algie Gilmore, Sr. of Mt. Pleasant, TN. Virginia Pauline Black and Herbert Black of Mt. Pleasant, TN his aunts Lorene Kelly of Columbia, TN Mattie Lou Scott of Conley, GA , Melvenia Allen of Mt. Pleasant, TN and his uncle Dean Gilmore of Atlanta, GA

Ricky was the oldest of six siblings, He was a loyal employee of Payless Shoe Source for 40 years, Graduate of Jonesboro High School, a Member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, loved to travel to Tennessee, the beach and he had a lifelong love of music and dance.

Ricky is survived by his loving parents Algie & Birdie Gilmore of Griffin, GA, Siblings David (Terry) Gilmore of McDonough, GA, Myrna (Russ) McNally of Griffin, GA, Carolyn (Jon) Tracy of Griffin, GA, Wendy (Todd) Pritchard of Griffin, GA, Tammy (Rick) Flowers of Jackson, GA. Aunt Betty Jean Crane of Crawfordville, GA Special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Ricky's visitation will be Thursday, March 22nd from 10am until 12pm at Tara Garden Chapel Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Georgia. Graveside service will be Thursday, March 22nd at 12:30pm at Sherwood Memorial Gardens in Jonesboro, Georgia


  • Visitation Thursday, March 22, 2018
  • Graveside Service Thursday, March 22, 2018

Ricky "Rick" Dower Gilmore

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Angela Hebenstreit

March 28, 2018

Rick was a great friend and the best coworker! He will be missed by everyone!