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In Memory of
Charles "Chuck" Gilmore
May 12, 1942 - January 3, 2019

Visitation:
Friday, January 18th from 4-7 p.m. at Moreland Funeral Home

Charles "Chuck" Roy Gilmore, 76, of Key West, Florida and Columbus, Ohio, passed away on January 3, 2019 in Miami, Florida following a tragic accident which resulted in a brain injury that he was unable to overcome.

Chuck attended Columbus Acquinas High School and graduated from Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio in 1965 majoring in Economics. He was a second generation Dairy Queen Territory Operator, franchising Dairy Queen Stores in Franklin County, Ohio and expanding the family business into more than 30 additional counties throughout Ohio.

Chuck was a loving husband, father, grandfather, & great grandfather. He was a friend to all who knew him. He had a great sense of humor, was kind and exceptionally generous. He loved to bring others along on his many journeys and adventures.

Chuck loved traveling the world, visiting more than 100 countries in his lifetime, instilling a love for travel in his children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren.

Childhood summers at Seneca Lake led to a love of being on the water, from Dale Hallow Lake to Apple Valley Lake to residing in Key West. He became a master diver, a licensed boat captain and was a former member of the Key West Yacht Club.

He was an accomplished square and ballroom dancer, lover of motion pictures, and VERY proud Ohio State Buckeye fan. He was a wonderful story teller and mentored many people.

Chuck's true passion was golf and he played every day that he could. He was a member of the Key West Golf Club and enjoyed riding his scooter around his beloved Key West the Conch Republic.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy E. Gilmore and Eileen (Girlie) Mulhern Gilmore, originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Roy and Eileen moved to Ohio to begin the Gilmore Dairy Queen legacy.

Chuck is survived by his wife of 38 years, Norma Jean Amore Gilmore, and his children: Robert Roy (Lisa) of Alexandria, Ohio, David Charles (Kathy), of Pickerington, Ohio, Elizabeth Diane Hartsock (Harry) of Waverly, Ohio and Anthony Jonathon (Jodi) of Houston, Texas. Eight grandchildren: Mindy, Matt, Jessica, Michael, Kelly, Sarah, Nick and Ashley and five greatgrandchildren: Leah, Dean, Marcee, Aria and Jack, with one more on the way.

A celebration of his life will be held at Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081 where friends may visit on Friday, January 18th from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers Chuck's family requests you consider making a donation to Nationwide Children's Hospital.

His passion for life will sustain and be a blessing to all who knew and loved him.

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Condolences

David D. Caveny

Jan 11, 2019

Mrs. Gilmore, Rob, Dave and families, I was sorry to read about the unfortunate demise of Charles. You boys have all been stalward persons in the immage of the leadership of your father. His legacy is secure with such a fine family to follow in his tracks. Here is wishing you all the best in the future and continued success in your family ventures. I certainly have many enjoyable memories of San Diego and of course Montery meetings as well as other gatherings of the Dairy Queen Family. Remember to stick together to ensure survial of your DQ sub-franchise oerations! David D. Caveny, Retired from Dairy Queen of Southern Arizona, Douglas.

 

David D. Caveny

Jan 11, 2019

Mrs. Gilmore, Rob, Dave and families, I was sorry to read about the unfortunate demise of Charles. You boys have all been stalward persons in the immage of the leadership of your father. His legacy is secure with such a fine family to follow in his tracks. Here is wishing you all the best in the future and continued success in your family ventures. I certainly have many enjoyable memories of San Diego and of course Montery meetings as well as other gatherings of the Dairy Queen Family. Remember to stick together to ensure survial of your DQ sub-franchise oerations! David D. Caveny, Retired from Dairy Queen of Southern Arizona, Douglas.