Ervin Elbert "Bud" Gore, age 82, of Whiteville, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2022, at Columbus Regional Healthcare with his family by his side. He was born in Columbus County on June 13, 1939 to the late Elbert R. Gore and Rowena Clemmons Gore. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife; Margaret Helen Love Gore, a brother; Ricky Badger Gore and a sister; Wanda Kay Ward.
After 30 years, Bud retired from Columbus County Schools Maintenance Department in Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Service. He also worked for Whiteville City Schools and his own Air Conditioning and Refrigeration business throughout Columbus County. He enjoyed training dogs and coon hunting. He was owner of Hickory Hill Treeing Walkers and Bear Branch Beagles. Bud was a member at Old Dock United Methodist Church.
Left to cherish his memory are two daughters; Terry Gore (Ricky) of Nakina, NC and Jackie Madden (Charles) of Lumberton, NC, a son; Ian Coleman (Jerri) of Whiteville, NC, four brothers; Preston Gore (Kathy), Tommy Gore (Carolyn), Danny Gore (Diane), Craig Gore (Ann), two sisters; Virginia FormyDuval (Lanny) and Elsie Faulk, 5 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 13, 2022, at 2:00 pm at Old Dock United Methodist Church with Pastor Ken Sides officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 - 1:45 pm prior to the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
McKenzie Mortuary, 112 Jefferson St., Whiteville, NC is serving the Gore Family.