Tommy Scott Gilmore III, 71, of Asheville passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at the Elizabeth House following a brief illness. He was the son of the late Thomas Benjamin Harrison Gilmore and the late Aurora Ampudia Gilmore Gehres. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his step-father, Joe Gehres.
Tommy got his undergraduate degree from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana and found his way to the mountains of Asheville by attending a football camp at Blue Ridge Assembly. This is also where he accepted Christ and began his journey of sharing his faith with others. Tommy worked at AC Reynolds High School as a teacher, football coach and led the FCA. While teaching at Reynolds Tommy began Rolling Vibrations, a bicycling ministry that took students across the US and abroad by bike. Following his calling he then graduated with a Master’s Degree from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary and served as an Associate Pastor at First Baptist Asheville, Crossroads Fellowship in Raleigh and the Ridgecrest Conference Center in Black Mountain. He also served churches in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Spartanburg, SC, Conway, Arkansas, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Tallahassee and Boca Raton, Florida and Virginia. In his spare time he enjoyed writing, landscaping, sports and playing with the dogs.
Surviving to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 40 years, Sandra Gault Gilmore; three daughters, Lindsey Gilmore Davis, Brittany Gilmore McIntosh (Brian) and Meghan Gilmore; two granddaughters, Sara Grace and Victoria Davis; and a sister, Tammy Gilmore Brimlow (Jerry).
Services will be announced.
In lieu of flowers please make a contribution to the charity of your choice in Tommy’s memory.