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GEORGE BUCK GILMORE

George Buck Gilmore

Character. Integrity. Depth. Leadership. These are a few words that can be used to describe the life of George Buck. Born in Sebastopol, MS, and by the time he was eight years old he began working in the fields like a grown man. When you have six siblings born after you in the short span of eight years and another one eight years later, you quickly learn important lessons to be used later in Leadership roles.

Compassion. Giving. Humble. Joy. George Buck grew up poor. He never forgot that feeling. When he became a Realtor/Builder/Broker/Property Manager, he did everything in his power to see that they were able to have a place to call HOME. He was blessed to be able to provide people with mortgages when they could not obtain them through conventional means. It was important to him that everyone was treated fairly, with respect and dignity. The same treatment applied for the myriad of people that occupied his Rental Properties through the years. His profession brought him great joy because he knew he met a need in someone else’s life.

Friends. Fellowship. Fun. He knew that to make a friend, you had to be a friend. If you were a friend of George Buck’s, that meant you had been granted the KEY to the “Open Door Policy” — in other words, their home was open to you 24/7, 365 days a year! They were known for their welcoming ways and always having a Cake and Ice Cream always ready and waiting for company. If you were his friend, you were his friend for life. If you were to meet him, he was immediately going to ask you where you were from, probably know someone from there (or have a relative there) & then strike up a big conversation with you. He never met a stranger.

Tough. Tender. George Buck knew the secret of success in relationships. He knew when to be tough. There are times when one must stand your ground. More importantly, he knew when to be tender. He was the most compassionate man as attested by the high number of funerals he attended each year. One year he attended about 112! He was blessed to have so many friends! He knew when someone was struggling and needed to be encouraged. His Motto was: “Kill Them With Kindness!”

Love. George Buck Gilmore left a legacy of love by showing us how much he loved our Mother, “Amazing Grace”. Everyone who knew them knows they had a love story for the ages. When she passed, he told us, “I never wanted to go first. I wanted to protect and provide for her always!” After all, he had been doing so since they eloped in the school bus when she was 15.5 and he was 20! Their marriage was based on their love for God and their love for each other. Their marriage of 67 years and 9 months serves as guide for everyone to follow. They did not follow the 50/50 Marriage Rule. They both gave 100 percent and it made all the difference!

Faith. Other than love, the greatest gift our Daddy gave us is FAITH. Our family, (daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchild) have always grown up being surrounded by a household of faith. George Buck spoke his faith beliefs before us but he also lived them every day of his life. This was a man who knew and sought God daily and it reflected in all aspects of his life. When the number of his days were accomplished, he was completely at peace and he was ready to GO! This was one man that was eager to see God!

George Buck Gilmore proudly served in the United States Navy and was stationed at NAS Pensacola. He was one of the first 12 Licensed Realtors in the City of Jackson, MS. He served as the President of Jackson Board of Realtors (now Central MS Board of Realtors), President of the Home Builder’s Association of Jackson, MS in 1974 and also was a Lifetime Spike (for signing up 100 New Members) and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Jackson Association of Realtors 1999-2000. In 1992, the Jackson Association of Realtors, Inc. presented George Buck with The Pillar Award, the one and only time the Award has ever been given. He was active on the State and National Levels of both the Realtor’s and the Home Builder’s Associations. George has also served as a Deacon, Chairman of Deacons, Pastor Search Committee, Chairman of the Building and Grounds Committee and other areas of service while his family was actively involved in Ridgecrest Baptist Church, Colonial Heights Baptist Church and First Baptist Church, Jackson.

The family wishes to extend their deepest thanks to the wonderful care and compassion shown by Dr. Douglas Wolfe, Casey Hill, FNP and Beverly Mahaffey.

He is survived by his daughters Jan (Dwight) Morrison and Lisa (Allen) Hudson and Lane (Gayla Pixler) Morrison, Jennifer (Deniz) Ersin, April (Sam) Farhart and Cal Hudson, Kayla Pixler and Benjamin Ersin and Jozy Pixler. He is survived by his brother Kenny (Linda) Gilmore, Christine (Montell) Gilmore and Alfa (James) Gilmore and brother-in-law Kinoth (Ella Mae) Thornton and Frances Caffey. He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.
He is predeceased by his parents Lee Austin and Hattie Maude Bailey, Montell Cecil Gilmore, Clyde Melvin, Margie McDarmid, Cujette Hood, James H. Gilmore, Wendell A. Gilmore and his faithful wife, “Amazing Grace” Gilmore.

Visitation will be held Sunday, October 10, 2021 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, Flowood and from 12:00pm – 1:00pm Monday at First Baptist Church, Jackson. Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm Monday, October 11, 2021 at the church with interment to follow at Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson.

 



George Buck Gilmore
June 3, 1925 - October 6, 2021

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