Dennis Gore Passes Away


USA Softball of Utah umpires are saddened to announce the passing of Dennis Gore. Dennis is the founder of Gore Construction and was the long-time Coach/Player for the Men's Fastpitch team "Gore Construction" in Pleasant Grove.  Dennis passed away on January 13, 2019. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, including USA Softball player and umpire, Brandon Gore.

NOTE: I was reading his tribute wall and his cousin shared this poem...

The Funeral by Bryce Angell

Today, I sat down in the pews.  I wore my Sunday Best.  The cowboys all sat hat in hand.  They'd see him laid to rest
His daughter gave a eulogy for a man we're proud to know.  Each cowboy pal will miss him.  He's the first of us to go.

This cowboy didn't show his age and doggone young at heart.  So why did God snatch him away, to leave his lone sweetheart.

He alway knew just what to do and without a  need to ask.  He's saddle up or flip the eggs, was good at any task.
My mind reflected back about a year or so, I'd say.  When an ornery pack horse kicked him back to dang near yesterday.

But our cowboy friend stood to his feet a goose egg on his head.  I heard him say "I'm slownin up.  Next time  I could be dead"
Did God give us a warning 'bout our friend's impending fate.  For sure our God must know of every cowboys final date.

I've heard it said the line is thin from earth to after-life.  I'm reminded how the heartache pain is sharper than a knife.

But when I heard the singing. Surely must have been from heaven.  Twas the cowboy's own grandchildren with the-most divine impression.

Their voices sand like angels, wondrous chorus from above.  The teas rolled down their cheeks while singing of Grandpa's love.
I've never seen so many crying almost everyone.  And if your eyes were dry, your one cold-hearted son of a gun.

So today, I plumb forgot about hard benches for my buns.  "Cuz I caught a glimpse of heaven from the cowboy's little ones.

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