James Franklin "Frank"Gore, Jr.Sumter, SC -- James Franklin "Frank" Gore, Jr., 77, husband of Tempsey Ann Berry Gore, died Saturday, March 19, 2016, at Palmetto Health Tuomey.Born August 27, 1938, in Marion County, he was a son of the late James Franklin Gore, Sr. and the late Sara Elizabeth Edmund Gore. Frank was first and foremost a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was married to the love of his life for 53 years. He was blessed with a beautiful singing voice and shared his love of music with many. Frank was a 1960 graduate of Wofford College where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and the Wofford Glee Club. Frank served in the Army National Guard. He worked in car sales and management for over 50 years and was a member of the Chevrolet Society of Sales Executives Hall of Fame. When not at work, Frank devoted many hours to his work as choir director and elder of Tirzah Presbyterian Church, where he served for twenty-seven years. Bowling and gardening were two activities that brought him joy, but his family and grandchildren truly held his heart.Survivors include his wife of 53 years; a daughter, Cindy Martin (Jody) of Florence; a son, James F. "Jamie" Gore, III (Heather) of Sumter; grandchildren, Adam and Brett Martin, and Libby and Lucy Gore; sisters, Elizabeth Ann Bazemore (John) of Georgetown and Mary Louise Johnson of Mullins; and several nieces and nephews and their families.Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Tuesday at Macedonia United Methodist Church, 402 N. Main St., Mullins with the Rev. Kem Thomas and the Rev. Achim Daffin officiating. Burial will be in the Cedardale Cemetery in Mullins.Pallbearers will be Jay Bazemore, Bob Bazemore, Rodney Cameron, Adam Martin, Brett Martin, and Will White.Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Hicks, Benny Hicks, Worth Johnson, and Charles Clark.The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Monday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the home.Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.
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