Fallen Hero: Colonel (R) Bert Gilmore

Sebastopol, MS

Funeral Home

Milling Funeral Home

1484 Hwy 487 P. O. Box 122 Sebastopol, MS 39359
(601) 625-8355


Tuesday 28th 3:30-7:30 PM & Wednesday 29th, 9-10 AM @ Sebastopol Baptist Church
43 Main St,
Sebastopol, MS 39359


10 AM on Wednesday 29th @
Sebastopol Baptist Church
43 Main St,
Sebastopol, MS 39359

Burial with military honors will be in the Sebastopol City Cemetery.


Colonel (R) Bert Gilmore

Dr. David Rives and Rev. J. Clark will officiate
Special Remarks will be made by State Command Sergeant Major Don Cooley.

Colonel Bert Gilmore, 57 of Sebastopol, passed away at his home in Neshoba County surrounded by his precious family after a seventeen month battle with lymphoma. Bert, a veteran of Afghanistan, retired from the Mississippi National Guard after thirty-three years of service. He began his service with the Decatur, Mississippi unit as a private and after receiving his commission through ROTC at Mississippi State University he rose to the rank of colonel with his last assignment as Military Personnel Officer of the Mississippi National Guard in Jackson. Most recently Bert served as an Extension Agent with the Mississippi State University Extension Service in Neshoba and Jasper County. He is a graduate of Sebastopol High School, East Central Community College, and received both his bachelors and master’s degree in Agriculture and Extension Education at Mississippi State University. Bert was an active member and deacon of Sebastopol Baptist Church. He was an Eagle Scout and a long-term Scout Master for Sebastopol’s Troop 78. Bert was a fourth generation farmer on his family farm. He loved nothing more than working his land and seeing after his cows and horses.

Bert is survived by his loving wife of thirty-four years, Carleen Jones Gilmore; his daughter Lacey Gilmore Tharp and husband Garrit; his son Tyler Gilmore and wife Amber; granddaughters Falynn Roe Gilmore and Freya Joan Gilmore; his mother Joan Ware Gilmore; and his sister Vivian Gilmore Partain and husband Robbie. Bert was preceded in death by his father Kendal Gilmore, his paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Gilmore, and his maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Roger E. Ware.

Pallbearers include: Danny Loper, Eric Madden, Sean Hillman, Dan Byram, Austin Stamper, Scott Breedlove, Denarius Evans, and Lynn Pippen

In lieu of flowers, Bert’s family asks that you support missions or Gideon’s International.

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