Max G. Kilgore of Covington, Georgia, born April 17, 1919, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on July 19, 2014, at the age of 95. He was born in Palmersville, Tennessee, to John and Charlie Bostic Kilgore who preceded him in death along with his six siblings, Ned, Ralph (Doc), Mary, Dorothy, Annabelle and Sue. Max went to school in Palmersville, Tennessee, until joining a CCC Camp where he worked and completed his final year of high school in Powell, Tennessee. Max was a graduate of the University of Tennessee; and retired as Lieutenant Colonel after 26 years of service, having served in World War II and the Korean War. He continued to work for the US Army as a civilian and retired from Ft. McPherson Forces Command in Atlanta. Max loved his family and the Lord Jesus Christ. While serving overseas, he attended and supported churches in Japan, the Philippines and Germany. He modeled a strong, Christ-centered life for all of his family and friends as he took on various responsibilities in the church, including serving as a Sunday School teacher, deacon and church planner. He was instrumental in establishing a southern Baptist, English speaking church in Manila, Philippines. In his last years, Max faithfully attended the First Baptist Church in Covington.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ruth Brann Kilgore; his four children and their spouses, Leon and Carolyn Kilgore Hayes, Charles and Nancy Kilgore Cook, Charlie and Diane McIntosh Kilgore, Greg and Malinda Hayes Kilgore; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Mr. Kilgore were held Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 2 p.m., at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Dr. Cody McNutt officiating, and interment following in Lawnwood Memorial Park. Flowers are accepted, or donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 1139 Usher Street NE, Covington, GA 30014.
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