Calvin Lewis Gore

Calvin Lewis Gore

Calvin Lewis Gore, 90, of Swansea, and formerly of Olmsted, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at Cedarhurst Assisted Living in Collinsville.

He was born on Nov. 11, 1930, in Olmsted, the son of Don Carlos and Pearl Bertha Basse Gore.

Mr. Gore was a veteran of the U.S. Army (1953-1954) and served in Korea during the Korean War.  

He had a long career as an architect in Chicago, Memphis, Tenn., and St. Louis.

Mr. Gore graduated from Mound City Community High School in Mound City in 1948.  

He attended the University of Illinois and graduated with a degree in fine arts in 1952.  

After he was honorably discharged from the Army he returned to the University of Illinois to study architecture and received his degree in 1958.

He is survived by three nephews, Kenneth Gore of Mexico, Mo., Stanley Gore, and Philip Gore of Danvers; three nieces, Beverly Stott of Cape Girardeau, Janice Cappelletti of O’Fallon and Kathy Gore of Springfield; his special friend, Christine Ballew; and many other relatives and friends.

Mr. Gore was preceded in death by his parents and  by three brothers, Carlos Notley Gore, Forrest William Gore and Don Lowell Gore.

Private burial will take place in Concord Cemetery near Olmsted. A memorial service is planned for a later date, at which time a bronze plaque commemorating his Korean War service will be placed at his gravesite.  

Crain Funeral Home in Ullin is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of memorials during this pandemic, please social distance, wear a mask and wash hands to keep loved ones safe.

To view the obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit 

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