Rev. Roy L. Kilgore

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3409 SR 224 East Willard OH 44890 10/4/2013 16:00:00

3409 SR 224 East Willard OH 44890 10/5/2013 11:00:00

Rev. Roy L. Kilgore, age 67, of Willard, Ohio passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 in Willard, Ohio. He was born on May 25, 1946 in Willard, OH to the late Elzie and Thelma (Tackett) Kilgore. He was a pastor at the Highest Praise Church, a musician and singer, he evangelized for many years and most of all, he enjoyed his family.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years Sharon Kilgore; five children, Randie Kilgore of Willard, Diane (Mike) Wallrabenstein of Monroeville, Ohio, Debbie (Rod) Shupp of New London, Ohio, Roy Kilgore of Wellston, Ohio and Denise Maynard of Willard; 12 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Shirley (Harvey) Puckett of Greenwich and Alice (Jerry) Hamons of Delphi; brother Danny (Darlene) Kilgore of California; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by 5 brothers, Raymond, George, Kenneth, Jim & Ted Kilgore; and one sister, Ruth Ann Montgomery.
Friends may call at the Highest Praise Church, 3409 SR 224 East, Willard, Ohio on Friday, October 4, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM where the funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 5, 2013 with Rev. Darren Shaffer officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Willard, Ohio. Online condolences can be made at


sara barnett - Oct 12, 2013

I am so very sorry for your loss. Roy was a great preacher and singer and I know he was a true man of God. He will be missed and I pray God comforts the hearts of everyone in your family. I love you

KIM DAVIS - Oct 9, 2013


Kelly (Martin) Conley - Oct 6, 2013

Deb and family,
So sorry for your family’s loss. May you find peace and comfort in your memories of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Ronnie Akers Family - Oct 5, 2013

Very sorry for your loss, Roy was a great man was always good to me and will be greatly missed

Wireman/Tackett family - Oct 5, 2013

Our family sends our condolence to the entire Roy Kilgore family. Roy was a very special person and we loved him very much. He had many friends and left a testimony as one who was dedicated to his faith. He portrayed the joy of the Lord and was a blessing to many. May the family find peace and comfort in this diffult time.
Goldie Wireman
David and Sheila (Wireman) Tackett
Ryan and Amy Tackett & family
Kevin and Vicky Tackett & family
Eric Tackett
Tim and Vicki Wireman & family
Terry Wireman & family

Rev. Ronnie and D'Aunn Sallee - Oct 4, 2013

“What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we loved deeply becomes part of us”…. Helen Keller….

The Pettyjohn's - Oct 4, 2013

I was shock to hear of Bro. Kilgor’s passing. We are praying for you. I know God will help you in the days to come. Bro. Kilgore was a might man of God that stood on the word of God. He will not be forgotten.

Wayne & Shirley Caudill - Oct 4, 2013

So very sorry for your family’s loss

Pastor Vernon and Sis. Gilmore - Oct 4, 2013

We were so sorry to hear of the loss of a dear Brother in Christ. Our Church Families extends
our prayers to you and your family.
We know this is only a storm, the sun will shine
again. We will meet again on that beautiful shore. Peace and Love, Pastor and Velma Gilmore

Roy and Angie Shepherd - Oct 3, 2013

Dear Kilgore family, Roy was a great man in so many ways. He lived his life in the service of God. He is reaping his reward for his faithfulness. Our sympathy and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.

Rev.Irene Honaker,Sis.Loriene Musselwhite,Rev.Ed Mullins and the church Family at Pentecost Church O - Oct 3, 2013

Sis.Sharon and Family Was very sorry to hear about Bro. Roy he was a good man of God and will be sadly missed.He is rejoicing in the Lord.May God bless and comfort all of you.”Do not stand at my grave and weep,I am not there.I do not sleep.I am the sunlight on ripened grain,I am the star that shines at night.Do not stand at my grave and cry,I am not there i did not die.”He went to be with Jesus and get his many rewards.With Deepest Sympathy The Pentecost Church of Praise

Sandi Gasparac - Oct 3, 2013

Sending a Prayer and comfort to your family.I will have you in my Prayers the days ahead.God Love You all.

Donna Hutchison - Oct 3, 2013

Dear Diane and Deb and Families….
Im so very sorry for the loss of your wonderful Father, my heart is broken for you all, there are no words to say to make you feel better but knowing that he was a Man of God sure makes me smile! Praying for you all! Love to you all!!
Mike and Donna Hutchison

Duane & Susie Frame - Oct 3, 2013

Sister Sharon Kilgore and family, you are in our prayers as we know that Brother Roy is seated around the throne with our Heavenly father. Roy was a true man of GOD who never altered GOD’s word for anyone and that is what we loved about him and Sister Sharon. We love you and will continue to be in prayer for you and your family.

Dave & Sheila Stamper - Oct 2, 2013

We will miss this great man of God! He was a mentor , a friend, and a wonderful pastor. Weve been in many services together and held many revivals for each others churches.. Always an encourager, an up lifter and stood on the Word of God!! There’s not many churches left like Highest Praise, always a blessing to be with the Kilgores. We are praying for the family, friends and congregation.. We know that Pastor Roy is shouting around the throne and praising His creator..we will see him soon and join in.. We love you all. Gods peace and comfort..
Pastors Dave & Sheila Stamper
New Beginnings MInistries
Talladega, Al

Kendra Shupp - Oct 2, 2013

Dear Kilgore family,
Please know that my heart breaks for all of you as you lay Roy to rest! Life here won’t be te same without him here! But I know h ewould want all of us to carry on and keep reaching out to the ost souls still here on this side of Heaven! Sending you all love and hugs during this difficult time!
Sincerest sympathies,
Kendra Shupp and The Steve Shupp family

Sheila Billman - Oct 2, 2013

To all of Roy’s family – My heart goes out to you and I wish I could be there. I will never forget how Roy has always been there for all of our family, especially Brian.
May God Comfort You All.
All my love,
Sheila and Jim Billman and family

Tami Benton - Oct 2, 2013

Sharon and family,My prayers go out to all of you. He will be missed deeply. He truly loved his family and the Lord. His service to the Lord will shine on all those who knew him. He’s in Heaven singing to Jesus with the rest of the family. My love and prayers go out to all of you. May you feel the comfort of the Lord, as He helps you through this time of sorrow. Roy was a man who like to bring a smile to the faces of those around him. Love and Prayers Tami Benton

Kathy j Brown - Oct 2, 2013

Diane and Deb so very sorry to hear about your dad may GOD BLESS all of your families..and help comfort u all with your loss…

Deb Andrews - Oct 2, 2013

Diane-Deb and Gabby– My heart goes out to you and your family as I hear about the tragic loss of your dad /Grandpa.. He will surely be missed- but KNOW that he WILL be with each of you every single day– but just in a different way! Cherish all the wonderful memories you have of him and this will help you get through the difficult times- Sincerely and in love and friendship- Deb

Gina & Danny Link - Oct 2, 2013

Your loss has left a hole in your heart.
That hole never goes away…
you learn to live with it.
With acceptance of the loss
and changes in your life,
the pain lessens.
Eventually memories fill up the space,
but it never goes away.
Then, when you least expect it,
a memory spills out
of the hole in your heart
and washes you clean again with tears.
Think of it as a “MEMORY HUG”
[Author Unknown]

Jenni and Rodger Murphy - Oct 2, 2013

We want to convey our condolences and deepest sympathies You all are in our thoughts and prayers

Pastor Wendell & Jeannie Blackburn - Oct 2, 2013

Sis. Sharon & Family
This is such a shock to all of us… Bro. Roy was my Spiritual Daddy… I loved him so much.. We will miss Him dearly, but I’m sure not for long… Cause I know we will be there with Him SOON!!!
Such an AWESOME Man of God, Such a great Prayer Warrior, Such a wonderful encourager… I’ll never forget how that He always lifted me up in my Ministry… and You as well Sis Sharon…
We Know With All Our Hearts Where He Is… He is in HEAVEN WITH JESUS !!!
He beat us there….
We Love You All, and You are in our Prayers…
We will see you Friday & Saturday
Pastor Wendell & Sis. Jeannie, Family & Church Family …

mikeand sandy clair - Oct 2, 2013


sue pearce - Oct 2, 2013

Sharon, and family I am so sorry to hear about Roy my thoughts and prayers are with you he was such a great man.Z

Brenda Newman - Oct 2, 2013

Sharon I’m so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you.

Laura Stephenson Gray - Oct 2, 2013

Prayers to the Kilgore family during this time of loss.

Charles, Michelle & Ryan Isaac - Oct 2, 2013

Sister Sharon,
So sorry to hear about brother Roy. He was such a blessing to us. Always an encouragement and he always had a smile on his face. We know you will miss him, but your parting is only for a short season. He must be rejoicing that he finally won his race and received his reward. We are praying for you and the family.

Donna Shepherd - Oct 2, 2013

May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time.Thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

lesley morrow - Oct 2, 2013

sorry for the loss of roy he was a good man and a idol he will be deaply missed my heart goes out to the family i now he,s in heaven with his sister, and brother.s danceing and shouting alway,s love and miss roy