David Porter Gilmer | Free Iredell News
David Porter Gilmer, 80, of Mooresville, North Carolina, died on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at the Harris Hospice unit of the Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Born January 29, 1941 in Bristol, Tenn., To the late John Axley. Gilmer and Ella Porter Gilmer.
In addition to his parents, David was predeceased by a brother, John Gilmer, and a sister, Mary Jane Broome. He was Regional Director of the Workers Compensation Division of GAB Robins Inc. prior to his retirement. He attended North Carolina State University.
David was a member of the Central United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Willing Workers Sunday School class. He was also a former church financial official and sang in the Sanctuary Choir. He was a member of the Lake Norman Golden Boys Club. David was an avid golfer, loved fishing, and was a member of the Roswell Bass Club in Roswell, Georgia. He also loved yoga.
David is survived by his beloved wife, Sandra Berry Gilmer; daughters, Cindy Gilmer of Seattle, Washington, and Annie Yount (Rodney) of Catawba, North Carolina; brother, Harry Gilmer (Jackie) of Jackson, Mississippi; grandchildren, Jessica Swain (Cameron) and Justin Yount (girlfriend, Rachel); three great-grandchildren; and his furry best friend, Leo Boy.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, October 7 at 2 p.m. at the Central United Methodist Church with Reverend Ross O’Neal as officiant. Visits for family and friends will take place one hour before the service from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. A mask is compulsory. Interment will take place after the service in the Gates Memorial Garden.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made at Piedmont Animal Rescue, 228 E. Waterlynn Road, Mooresville, NC 28117, or Central United Methodist Church, 214 N. Academy Street, Mooresville, NC 28115.
Cavin-Cook Funeral and Crematorium, Mooresville, serves the Gilmer family. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.