Charles Lee Gilmore, age 96, passed away Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Mainland Medical Center in Texas City, Texas. He was born on June 8, 1920 in Cadiz, Ohio to Reverend Charles and Josephine Rippey Gilmore. He graduated as valedictorian of Beaver Falls , PA High School, and Rensselear Polytechnic Institute. He was employed by Standard Oil of Louisiana, Hagan Corporation, Monsanto Company and Texas A & M University. His accomplishments include: member of Rensselear Society of Engineers; member of Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Zi; Charter member, Vice-Chairman and Life Member of Occupational Safety Committee of Texas Chemical Council; lobbyist for Texas Chemical Council and Texas Manufacturers Association; member of the Texas Manufacturers Association Safety Committee(Chemicals); employer representative of the General Advisory Committee of The Texas Occupational Safety and Health Board; member of the Permanent Advisory Committee-Texas State Board of Insurance; member of the first Loss Prevention Seminar Committee of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers; Chairman of Texas City Mutual Aid System; Treasurer of Texas City Girl Scouts, Inc.; Treasurer and member of the Board of the South Texas Girl Scout Council; author of “Accident Prevention and Loss Control” (American Management Association 1970); lecturer and speaker both nationally and overseas; registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, Texas and California; Certified Safety Professional; Fellow and Professional Member Emeritus of American Society of Safety Engineers; Associate Professor Emeritus of Texas A & M University; and avid golfer.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Katherine Warner Gilmore; and son Anthony Lee Gilmore.
He is survived by three children, Margaret DeLoach of Wasilla, AK, Charles M. Gilmore and wife Judy of Little Rock, AR, and Charlee Sauls and husband Gary of Alvin, TX; three grandchildren, Lt. CM. (Ret) Charles A. Gilmore and wife Patty of Suffolk, VA, Lori Brougher Gilmore of Nesbit, MS, and David Sauls and wife Denise of Alvin, TX; and six great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his wife of 20 years, Bobbie Cobb Gilmore. He is also survived by step-son Kenneth Cobb and wife Sherry of San Leon, TX, step-daughter Sylvia L. McLain of Dale, TX; three step-granddaughters, Shellie Summers and husband Paul of Texas City, TX, Tracy Cash and husband Josh of Texas City, TX, and Alechia Stephenson of LA; and four great-grandchildren.
As per his wishes, he will be cremated and there will be no memorial service and no flowers or contributions are requested.