I Sure Do Miss You Tonight
JEFFERSON GALE KILGORE I was born in Big Spring, Texas, in the Broadway Courts March 20, 1940, and attended Big Spring schools. In high school I played end for the Big Spring Steers football team. I graduated in 1958 and went to Howard County Junior College, graduating from there in 1960. I married Barbara Sue Harris on March 7, 1959. I went to the University of Houston, earning a Bachelors Degree in Science/Biology in 1962. I then graduated from the University of Houston College of Optometry in 1966. I served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968, serving in Vietnam September 7, 1967 to September 7, 1968. I was awarded the Bronze Star. I came back home to Big Spring, Texas, in 1968 and, listen, 'There ain't nothing like home!" I opened my practice in Big Spring where I still reside. My wife and I will celebrate our 50th anniversary next year. While I was in Vietnam, I learned to play the guitar. When I came back to Big Spring, I started playing in area nightspots. I write a lot of my own music. I've cut lots of records, tapes, CDs, cassettes, and videos. I had a television show on KMID-TV in Midland back in the 1970s. I never hit the national limelight, but I still play and write music. I also try to help the songwriters of today by helping them put demos together. I've been an optometrist since 1966 and have been examining eyes in Big Spring since 1969. I don't have any plans to leave or retire so I'll probably die in Big Spring. I'm looking forward to seeing all you guys and gals in September. J. Gale Kilgore February 2008.