Charles Aubrey Gilmer, 59, passed away Sunday, May 9, 2021, at his home in Ruleville.
A visitation for Charles will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, May 10 at Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Bill Quinton and Becky Clark will officiate at the service.
Charles was born Oct. 10, 1961 to James Charlie and Louise White Gilmer in Belzoni. At the age of six, he and his family moved to Forest, Miss. In 1971 he moved to Cleveland where he graduated from Cleveland High School. After graduation he enlisted in the United States Army where he spent four years in the infantry division. After returning from the Army, Charles went to work with the Bolivar County Sheriff’s Department where he remained for 28 years until retirement. He also retired from the Bolivar County Fire Department. For the past eight years, Charles was the owner-operator of H & W Communications. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge where he had served as past Lodge commander, secretary and treasurer.
Charles' hobbies and joys in life included hunting, fishing, 3D archery, and loving his friends and family.
He will be missed by the community and his friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Charlie Gilmer.
Charles is survived by his fiancée, Lee Saxon of Ruleville; his mother, Louise Gilmer of Forest; one daughter, Caitlyn Gilmer of Cleveland; one son, Aubrey Gilmer (Leigh Ann) of Gulfport; one step-daughter, Samantha Saxon of Ruleville; his sister, Teresa Cupit of Forest; one niece, Lindsey Cupit of Forest; and four grandchildren, Olivia Sherwood, Lawson Sherwood, Davina Gilmer, and Malcolm Gilmer.
Pallbearers will be Joe Smith, Carl Norwood, Jasen Norwood, Chris Sanders, Newman Switcher and Peter Hartley. Honorary pallbearers are Rob Linkous, Matthew Brown, Buster Bingham and Charles Smith.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The online guest register may be signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net.