Bradley Todd Courtright Gilmore


Oct. 29, 1966 - Nov. 30, 2017

A celebration of life will be announced and held at a later date for Bradley Todd Courtright Gilmore, 51, of North Bend.

Brad was born Oct. 29, 1966 in North Bend. He died Nov. 30, 2017 in North Bend due to pancreatic cancer.

He grew up in California and moved to Coos Bay in 1984. Brad and Melissa Slay were married in 1987. He was a carpenter by trade for 30-plus years and helped construct and remodel numerous commercial buildings in Oregon including Bay Area Hospital, clinics, libraries, Marshfield High School, banks and more. Brad loved fishing, music and playing guitar with his father and sons.

He is survived by his sons, Tony, Nathan, and Jeremy Gilmore; their mother, Melissa Slay Gilmore; daughters, Sarah Luck and Ashley Sharp; grandchildren, Aiden, Willow, Conner, Caleb, Carter and Alyssa; father-in-law, Mel Slay; mother-in-law, Melynn Slay; sister, Mindy Walker and her daughter, Lily Walker; stepmother, Katy Courtright; stepbrother, Steven Baxter; best friends, Kris and Zack Henriksen and Michael Prickett; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He will be very missed.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bradley Jon “Nubbs” Courtright ; and mother, Kathleen May Olsen Gilmore.

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Cremation rites have been held at Ocean View Memory Gardens Crematory in Coos Bay under the direction of Coos Bay Chapel, 685 Anderson Ave., 541-267-3131.

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