Gary H. Gore 1950 - 2005 Great Bend
Services for Gary H. Gore, 54, Great Bend, will be at 10 a.m. at Grace Community Church in Great Bend. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Great Bend.Mr. Gore died Sunday, July 3, 2005, at Russell Regional Medical Center.He was born July 8, 1950, in Walters, Okla., the son of Hubert and Katherine Fletcher Gore. He was previously a residents of Great Bend for 14 years and returned in 2000.Mr. Gore was president and C.E.O. of the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and was the economic development director of Great Bend. He was a member of the Rotary, Stoneridge Men's League, Jefferson PTA and a past president of the Panther Booster Club, all in Great Bend. He was also a member of the Kansas Calvary, SCORE, Great Plains Development and an adjunct member of Central Kansas Economic Development Council. He was president of Western Kansas Rural Economic Development Assn., and the Kansas Chamber of Commerce Executives.Mr. Gore married Judy Murphy on Aug. 23, 2002, in Great Bend. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include his father, Lake Cormorant, Miss.; three daughters, Tina Harding, Wichita, Tawnia Lashley, Lawrence, and Tami Esposito, Gardner; two stepsons, Andrew and Adam Murphy, both of the home; a stepdaughter, Anna Murphy, Lawrence; a brother, Mike, Oklahoma City; two sisters, Judy Kitchens, Lake Cormorant, and Carol Sue Sadler, Leavenworth; and six grandchildren.Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend, where the family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, with an informal time of sharing at 8 p.m. Wednesday.The family suggests memorials to the Golden Belt Community Foundation, sent in care of the funeral home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend 67530.