Joseph Luther Gilmer, 20, of Fleeman St. in Pearisburg died Monday July 24, 2006 in a fishing accident on Wolf Creek in Giles County. He was born in Henrico County, Virginia on April 22, 1986. “Joey” was employed as a banquet server at Mt. Lake Hotel and was a 2004 graduate of Giles High School. He was preceded in death by his father Stephen Phillip Gilmer.
He leaves to cherish his memory his mother and step-father Terry Johnson Reiss and Michael Reiss of Pembroke; four brothers Stephen Abel of Richmond, Stephen P. Gilmer II of Pearisburg, Matthew Gilmer of Pembroke, Jacob Gilmer of Pembroke; four sisters Crystal Coleman of Newport, Stephanie Tran of Richmond, Shannon Gilmer of Richmond, MaKala Reiss of Pembroke; paternal grandfather Mack Johnson of Richmond; nephew Tyler Coleman of Newport; a special brother-in-law Loc Tran of Richmond; an aunt Esther “Sissie” Newby of Pearisburg, an uncle Bobby Johnson of Richmond , really close friends Cornell Core and Ryan “Corndog” Conley and lots of other beloved friends.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with burial following in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6 to 8 PM.