Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2018 at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Fred-O was born May 14, 1939, in Pampa, Texas to Gus and Opal (Allen) Gillmore. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister Delephane; wife Annette (Andi); wife Edna Gillmore; and a brother Denny Gillmore.
Survivors include siblings, Debbie and David Mitchell, Phil and Sandra Gillmore, Jimmy and Beverly Gillmore, Rodney and Dena Gillmore, Arlene Gillis and Betty Hadsell; children Tommy and Tammy Gillmore of Amarillo, Niki Perez and husband Bradley of Lubbock, Steven Kent Gillmore and wife Karla of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Raquel Andrea Murdock and husband Edmond of Amarillo. 14 Grandkids; and 20 Great Grand Kids.
Fredo worked for Amarillo Ice Company from 1972-1980. He was a professional carpenter for many years, he contributed his skills to New York, New York Casino and Hotel, Riviera Hotel and Casino, The Rio Hotel and Casino all in Las Vegas from 1990-1992. His master trade was carpentry. In his retirement he enjoyed his food vending rig and having all his children and grandchildren to help.
His hobbies included spending time with family and friends especially driving around and checking on everyone. He would tell everyone he was just doing his weekly drive-bys. He loved working hard, fishing, dancing, woodworking in his shed, watching football especially the Ravens (so proud of his Great Nephew Crockett Gillmore) drag racing and going to the river. Every memory and every story can be best summed up by one word ¨Fredo.¨