Berry Bannon Kilgore Jr. 

Aug. 28, 1920 –

Aug. 29, 2013

Berry “B.B.” Bannon Kilgore Jr., 93, of Kermit, Texas (formerly of Midlothian) passed from this life Aug. 29, 2013. He was born Aug. 28, 1920 in Midlothian to Berry Bannon Kilgore Sr. and Amanda (McCain) Kilgore.

He graduated from Oaklawn High School in Waxahachie in 1938. He was a hard working man, who took care of his family and was a loving grandfather. At one time he worked for DSR Trucking and worked for Winkler County until he retired.

He was an entrepreneur, who opened and operated a paint and body shop, steam cleaning business and a barbecue business.

Berry was a long time resident of Kermit, and was known as “Buck” by many in the community. He had a deep love for Kermit, and he was an active member of the community. He was one of the founders of Westside Church of Christ; as well as, the first Afro American to run for county commissioner in Winkler County.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his son, Mike Kilgore of Kermit; one daughter, Judy Jones and husband, Albert of Austin; two sisters, Eunice Simmons of Oklahoma City, Okla. and La Rue Miller of Midlothian; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Kilgore; his parents, Berry and Amanda Kilgore; one sister, Earlene Spencer; two brothers, L.A. Kilgore and Seth Kilgore; one daughter-in-law, Carolyn Kilgore; and niece, Edith Neal.

A wake was held at Westside Church of Christ. Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 5, at Eastside Church of Christ. Interment was at Kermit Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Billy Thompson, Brian Awbrey, Steve Luevano, Joe Carrasco, Raul Marquez and Marty Belcourt. Honorary pallbearers were Mike Kilgore, Barry Kilgore, Rex Kilgore, Matrix Kilgore, Nathan Cammon, Jonathan Cammon and Christian Cammon.

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