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Gary Lynn Kilgore Obituary – Austin American-Statesman


Gary Lynn Kilgore of Austin, Texas, handed away on September 23, 2022, on the age of 69. Gary was a beloved brother, uncle, good friend, and companion.

Gary was preceded in dying by his dad and mom, James Velton Kilgore, Jr., and Frankie Jean Kilgore; and his brother, James Velton Kilgore III. He’s survived by his greatest good friend and life companion, Michael Chisum, and Michael’s daughter Laura, whom Gary helped elevate from her early childhood; his brothers, Ronald Wayne Kilgore, David Gerald Kilgore, and Robert Lee Kilgore; his sister, Kilgore Knight; his nieces, Chelsea Kilgore and Lori Lee Kilgore; and his nephews, Ronald Yi Kilgore and James Robert Kilgore.

Gary was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on July 17, 1953, and grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. He attended highschool at Murrah Excessive College and Central Excessive College in Jackson, Mississippi. Gary turned an achieved debater in highschool, on groups that competed on the regional and nationwide stage. At Murrah, he additionally directed a film of Voltaire’s “Candide”, by which he performed the function of Pangloss.

He attended college on the College of Virginia, from which he graduated with distinction in 1975 with a B.A. diploma in Economics. Gary then attended and graduated from the College of Texas College of Legislation in 1978, receiving his J.D. diploma and his license to observe legislation within the State of Texas.

Gary practiced legislation for 45 years in Austin and Temple, Texas. For the primary 16 years, Gary was within the non-public observe of legislation in Austin and Temple, Texas. He labored for the Legislation Workplace of M. N. Garcia from 1977-81, beginning out with felony protection circumstances and transferring on to specialise in private damage legislation, with a focus in staff’ compensation. After the dying of M. N. “Ron” Garcia, Gary continued the legislation agency beneath the title “Garcia & Kilgore”, which he operated till the agency was bought in 1993.

From 1993 to 2022, Gary labored in judicial positions for businesses of the State of Texas. Mr. Kilgore joined the Appeals Panel of the Texas Staff’ Compensation Fee as an appeals decide in 1993 and remained in that place till he turned a listening to officer for the Texas Division of Insurance coverage, Division of Staff’ Compensation. He left that place in 2009 to turn out to be the affiliate director of Authorized Providers for the Workplace of Injured Worker Counsel, retiring in 2016. In Might 2019, he returned to the Appeals Panel as an appeals decide, on the Texas Division of Insurance coverage, Division of Staff’ Compensation. He served in that place till well being points compelled him to retire once more in 2022.

For 30 years, Gary was Board Licensed in Private Harm Trial Legislation. He was admitted to observe earlier than all Texas courts and quite a few federal courts throughout the nation. Throughout his profession, he represented tons of of injured people and their households in acquiring vitally wanted compensation for his or her accidents.

Gary beloved animals, particularly cats. He additionally spent a few years breeding and exhibiting Betta (Siamese preventing) fish. Gary served as a member and officer of the Worldwide Betta Congress (IBC), created the Texas Space Betta Society, performed a number of native fish reveals, and hosted the IBC’s 2000 annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Gary was a wonderful prepare dinner and baker. He spent years refining and bettering recipes he had collected, and was recognized by his family members for his unbelievable Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.

He additionally was an ardent pupil of American and world historical past and politics. He spent years taking part in and mastering the sport “Civilization”.

Gary beloved life and threw himself into every thing that him, with vitality and enthusiasm.

Greater than something, Gary at all times was a form and loving particular person with a beneficiant coronary heart. He helped individuals, with out hesitation, after they have been in want. He was a loyal good friend – when you made buddies with him, he could be your good friend for all times. He will probably be remembered for his mild soul, his wry humor, and his mind.

Visitation will probably be held Sunday, October 2, 2022, at 5:00 pm, at Weed Corley Fish Funeral Properties, 5416 Parkcrest Drive, Austin, Texas.

Providers are scheduled for Monday, October 3, 2022, 11:00 am, at Weed Corley Fish Funeral Properties, 5416 Parkcrest Drive, Austin, Texas. Burial will comply with at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery at 2800 Hancock Drive, Austin, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, a donation could also be made in Gary’s title to Hospice Austin; Meals on Wheels Central Texas; or Cellular Loaves and Fishes. Gary’s household and family members lengthen a particular thanks to the employees and caregivers at Journey of Life (JOL) and Hospice Austin for his or her devotion and loving care in Gary’s remaining years.

Posted on-line on September 29, 2022

Printed in Austin American Statesman

Service Info


Weed Corley Fish Funeral Properties
5416 Parkcrest Drive
Austin, Texas

October 02, 2022 at 5:00 PM


Weed Corley Fish Funeral Properties
5416 Parkcrest Drive
Austin, Texas

October 03, 2022 at 11:00 AM


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