Hershel Kilgore

Obituary of Hershel Kilgore

Tracy Ciy- Mr. Hershel Franklin “Frank” Kilgore, 86, passed away Saturday July 29, 2017 at his home with his family at his side after an extended illness. He was born near Foster Falls in Marion County on December 15, 1930 to Hershel Amos Kilgore and Minnie E. Harris Kilgore Burnett who preceded him in death along with his wife, Anna Cleo Green Kilgore; brother, Lee Roy Kilgore; sisters, Carolyn Burnett and Bonnie Burnett Collins.

Frank was a retired 20 year veteran of the US Army serving in the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion Post 74 and the VFW. After his military service he worked for Graham Furniture Store for several years and did mowing and odds jobs for his friends and neighbors in the community. He enjoyed working in his yard up until his health declined, playing his guitar, reading and spending time with his friends. He was of the Episcopal faith.

Frank is survived by his son, David Kilgore of Tracy City; daughters, Carolyn (Ronnie) Scott of Estill Springs and Debra (Benny) Darden of Hillsboro, Barbara (Rickey) Hill, Decherd, Freda Hughes, Cowan; sisters, Hazel (G.C.) Brown, Tracy City and Sarah Stephenson of Whitwell; 8 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Gary and Cindy Day and family of Tracy City and Bo Hughes of Monteagle.

Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Tuesday in the Foster and Lay Chapel with Minister Jerry Stockwell officiating with Burial to Follow in the Burns Cemetery. Military Honors provided by the Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard. Visitation: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Monday at Cumberland Funeral Home, Tracy City. www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net