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Paul Herbert Gilmore Jr.

September 25, 1947March 17, 2020

Paul Herbert Gilmore, Jr., age 72, of Austin passed away March 17, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in New Orleans, LA on September 25, 1947 to Paul and Mary Gilmore, Sr. Paul graduated from Nichols High School and then attended Northwestern State University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree. On April 20, 1968 he married the love of his life, Laurie Ann (Matthews) Gilmore. Paul spent many years as a Louisiana High School Football Official (LHSSA) and worked as a welder/pipefitter with Local 60 New Orleans and was a CW4 Food Service Officer with the Louisiana National Guard. He was also a longtime Mason.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Mary Gilmore, Sr. and his younger brother, Edward Gilmore. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Laurie Gilmore; daughter, Tracy Ann Gilmore; son, Byron Charles Gilmore; four grandchildren; and sister, Margaret Gilmore West. Private Services will be held at a later date.


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Joe Lopez

March 26, 2020

Paul's memory will always be in our hearts. He was a mentor and a great friend. He was always there to help his fellow Soldiers.
As the LAARNG Food Service Adviser he made sure that no Soldier went hungry. His invaluable knowledge of Food Service was a great asset not only to the LAARNG, but also to other Army National Guard States, especially to the TXARNG. It was a pleasure for me to be a part of his Team on the Philip A. Connelly Program.
Janie and I thank you and Paul for allowing us to be a part of your family.
CW4 (R) Paul Gilmore will be forever missed but not forgotten.

Joe and Janie Lopez
Pflugerville, TX

Mervin LeBlanc

March 25, 2020

Remembering Paul always brings a smile to my face. He was a hard working friend who could always be depended on when in need. As a fellow Warrant Officer I salute CW4 Paul Gilmore for the last time. Rest In Peace my friend.

CW5 Mervin “Coon” LeBlanc


March 23, 2020

I have known Paul since Jr. High School and my entire career in the National Guard. He was a good friend, and always was able to make you laugh. He was a friendly, professional and competent Soldier who he will be missed by all.

Our sincere condolences for your loss . He will forever be in our prayers .

Edwin and Loretta Guidroz
Katy, Texas


March 21, 2020

My condolence to Paul Gilmore's family members. I am so sad to hear this news. Paul was a fine man and outstanding military soldier and I always admired, respected and appreciated him every time our paths cross over in the National Guard.

Earl Santos (Col. Ret)

Lonna Adair (formerly Guillory)

March 21, 2020

Mrs. Laurie and Byron, I am so sorry for your loss. I’ll always remember Chief Gilmore as a kind, funny, friendly, professional, highly competent officer and Soldier. He contributed greatly to many successful missions in the Louisiana National Guard. He was always so helpful and personable and positive. He was loved, and will be deeply missed.

Byron Lafield

March 20, 2020

As the Commander of HHC 1-156 AR, under LTC (MG) Dabadie. Paul Gilmore saved this young CPT many of times. God bless!

Marc McNeal

March 20, 2020

An outstanding soldier and a great friend. Paul was always available to assist me in any assignments. I will always be thankful for knowing him. God bless Paul and the family.

Maj (Ret) Marc McNeal

Donald & Emily Burgess

March 19, 2020

Ms Laurie, please accept our sincere condolences about Paul. We had some great memories both at Jackson Barracks and Camp Beauregard. He made us feel welcomed after Hurricane Katrina and enjoyed the many round of golf together. We love you and will continue to pray for strength and guidance in these tough times.

Pat Baldridge

March 19, 2020

Mrs. Laurie & family,
Phyllis and my sincere condolences for your loss. Have known Paul for 35+ years and will never forget him. He was a great soldier, mentor to countless, but above all, a true friend to so many. REST IN PEACE my friend Chief Warrant Officer Paul H. Gilmore.
Pat Baldridge

Douglas Hillensbeck

March 19, 2020

Sincerest condolences are extended to Chief Paul Gilmore's family and friends. Paul was a great soldier, friend and someone I always looked forward very much to visiting and seeing while at Camp Beauregard. He will be missed by all that knew him.

LTC Douglas A. Hillensbeck, USA (Ret)