Koby Dean "K.D." Gilmore (1957 - 2010)

Koby Dean "K.D" Gilmore, 53, in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, departed this life to be with Jesus eternally, free from pain.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday at the home of Sir Charles, 2908 Fincher Road, Haltom City.
Born Oct. 24, 1957, in Fort Worth, K.D. grew up in the grocery business and was an accomplished meat cutter. He married Kathey Heath on Feb. 13, 1993.
K.D. served his country in the U.S. Army, and was honorably discharged in 1979. K.D. was an entrepreneur, antique collector, Harley rider and pool shark who loved stray animals and people. He was a restorer and collector of Chambers cookstoves and was a published author of the history, care and proper use of these marvelous appliances.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and a sister. Words cannot describe how badly he will be missed by all. Vaya con Dios, my friend, we will all be together one day.
Survivors: His wife, Kathey, one sister; his little rescue dog, Nacho; and countless friends.

Published in Star-Telegram on December 16

Guest Book:

December 20, 2010
sorry to hear about KD [RED]i enjoyed feeding him when came in the montgomerty st.cafe

December 18, 2010
I am going to miss you so very much. You were one of the very first people in Fort Worth that i met and that took me in and helped me make my way in a new state and in a new shop. I really learned a lot from you Koby, You and i had many many talks on the back porch of the shop, your such an amazing man koby, i respect everything you have ever said to me. you and kathey were there for me thru a lot of good and hard times. I wish i would have been able to spend a little bit more time with you, I love you always, you and Kathey are always in my thoughts and prayers. I miss you very much already.

December 17, 2010
My baby brother...I will miss you very much...along with all the crazy gags and tricks you tried to pull on me. I will always love you. God bless you Kathey
Sheila Gilmore Day,

December 17, 2010
Kathey, we are praying for you.
God bless,
Mike and Helen Fenoglio
Fenoglio, Texas

December 17, 2010
K.D.,You are a loved and trusted friend who made me laugh to tears. I sure thought we had more time. Kathey, you have an army of friends to help with anything. We love you.

December 16, 2010
Kathy I was so sorry to hear about KD. He was a good friend and someone that I was so honored to have known. He was a hoot to be around and always keep me laughing. I will never forget him. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
KD..THANK YOU for your wonderful friendship and for all the laughter you brought to me. Ride into the wind my friend for we shall all be together someday.

December 16, 2010
So sorry but glad i got to see you two just a month ago...you will be in my prayers.
Tammy Robbins,
Boyd, Texas

December 16, 2010
I'll always cherish the pool games we played and will miss the games we 'll no longer share nor the times spent companionship together.
Mick Schwind,
Fort Worth, Texas

December 16, 2010
Never will be another like you Koby. You won't be forgotten. Especially not by your Kathey. Great great memories and a LOT of laughter. One of a kind guy that touched my heart. Thinking bout u Kat with love
brenda baker,
ft.worth, Texas

December 16, 2010
Kathey, so sorry for your loss. I'm definitely praying for you during these tough times.
Aaron McWilliams,
Fort Worth

December 16, 2010
Even though I haven't seen Koby since high school I have thought of him often and always with a smile as he was such a great person a friend to all ....I will treasure the picture I have of him back then ...the world is much more empty now with out him Hugs to you Kathy ..Susie White Hunt
Susie White Hunt,
Stuart, Oklahoma

December 16, 2010
Although it's been awhile since I've seen you @ Miner's, I think of you often. You were my best friend in junior and high school, we had some great times and you always made me laugh. I will never forget you, my friend!
Patty Brown Van Beckum,
Burleson, Texas

December 16, 2010
KD,I will miss your laughter, your zest for life, the stories(both fact & fiction),your quick wit and the jokes. But most of all I will miss you, my friend. Kathy you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Donna Kay Morris,
Haltom City, Texas

December 16, 2010
Words can't describe the emptiness I feel. You will be forever etched in my heart. I have many memories of sitting on the back patio at Parkhill laughing and cutting up with you and making you blush. I'm glad you are with Jesus and not in anymore pain. As for all of us left here to deal with you being there, time will make things easier. Say hello to my dad and best friend. Until we see each other again, all my love! I trust you will be watching over all of us.
Michelle Smith,
Ft. Worth, Texas

December 16, 2010
We are so sorry about Koby. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Martin and Ana Hughey
Ana Hughey,
Fort Worth, Texas

December 16, 2010
Kathey, Sorry for your loss, K. D. was a good friend and a great person! Glenn
Glenn Rogers,
Ft. Worth, Texas

December 16, 2010
You'll be truely missed KD. I loved you like a brother. Everyone you knew looked forward in just being around you. Spinning those long yarns-keeping anyone listening on the edge of their seat, the jokes you made out of nothing, the laughter, I'm going to miss you brother. s-dave carlile
david carlile,
fort worth, Texas

December 16, 2010
We were so saddened to hear of your loss. If there is anything we can do to help during this difficult time, please call on us.
Darryl and Jeany Sullivan