Charles Marvin Gore

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Charles Marvin Gore, 67, of St. Jacob, Ill. and Rector, Ark. passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.

He was born to M. Juanita (Maltbie) and Claud Henry Gore Sr. Aug. 21, 1945. He graduated from Rector High School in 1963 and earned a B.S. in Agriculture from Arkansas State University in 1969. He was married to Carolyn Ruppel in Elmhurst, Ill. in 1974. He worked for 42 years for the USDA combining his love for farming and outgoing nature with his enjoyment of computers. He always kept a big garden at his property in St. Jacob, was proud of his son's accomplishments in the field of computers, and never missed one of his daughter's concerts. He was active at both the First Baptist Church in Rector, Ark. that his mother attended for many years, as well as Friedens UCC in Troy, Ill. where he raised his children. He loved to talk to people and help out; he always had a joke to lighten everyone's day and was always true to himself.

He is survived by his wife Carolyn Marie Ruppel Gore, children Christopher Gore (Monica) of O'Fallon, Ill. and Cheryl Gore Schaefer (Seth) of Collinsville, Ill.; siblings Claude Jr. Gore (Anita), Camellia Gore Hall (Keith) , J.W. Gore (Judy), Margie Gore Rice (Alan), one uncle, two aunts; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Memorial services were held Sunday, Feb. 10 at First Baptist Church in Rector. Those who wish may sign a condolence register at www.irbyfuneralhome.com. Services and funeral followed at Laughlin-Richeson Funeral Home in Troy, Ill. http://www.laughlinfh.com