Loretta Mae Giddens Kilmer of Rockport, formerly of Clarksville, passed away Thursday, December 24th, 2020, at her residence in Rockport surrounded by her family. She was born August 14th, 1936, to Robert Wesley and Hazel Maxine Giddens. She was preceded in death by her parents; her grandson, Steven Glen Shaw Jr.; her daughter, Sondra Kilmer Hohenbrink; her husband, Ernest Kilmer; and her sister, Alice Faye Bramlett.
Survivors include her son, Bobby Kilmer; daughter in law, Darlene Kilmer; daughter, Suzanne Kilmer Moore; son- in- law, Franklin Moore; grandson, Bobby Kilmer Jr.; granddaughters, Katy Ann Kilmer and Lauren Nicole Moore; her brother, James “Jim” Giddens, and many nieces and nephews.
Loretta was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved the Lord. Her heart was her family, raising her children and teaching them to know and love the Lord. Loretta loved being involved in her community and was a member of many social clubs and First Baptist Church of Rockport. During her younger years she loved volunteering at Shriners for Children and she loved playing tennis. She loved music and dance, playing tennis, watching baseball, bull riding, world poker tournaments, Golden Girls, and Everybody Loves Raymond. During her later years she loved reading novels and ordered a new book pretty much every week. She loved telling stories. Many of those stories were about her and her husband’s humble beginnings and the many risks and sacrifices they made together to start their own business and to continue to grow it. She also talked of their many travels abroad and countless adventures together. Those adventures included traveling all over the country in their motorhome, sailing a Gemini Catamaran from Massachusetts to Rockport and living in their 53’ Defever in the Bahamas and traveling through the Exumas and South Caribbean with her husband as the Capitan. Loretta was cherished by her family and will be deeply missed.
Graveside services are set for 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 28, 2020, at Lanes Chapel Cemetery with Rev. James Brown officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Clarksville Funeral Home.
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