Gore was born in Cook County Hospital, May 11, 1936 to
Mr. and Mrs. Fred and Susie Gore. Bobby's dad worked at
the Chicago stockyards for 30 years and his mom worked
at home. He had two sisters, Josephine, and Jesse Mae,
deceased. He had grown up in a racially changing neighborhood
by Damon and Fillmore. Despite having polio, he played
sports and grew up like other kids.
Bobby dropped out of high school in
his senior year to help his parents financially. He alternated
jobs at Swift & Company
and Advanced Finishing Company from 1953 until he began
work for CVL, Inc. in 1967.
He joined the Clovers, since they were
hanging out in his Lawndale
neighborhood. The Clovers were basically a social athletic
club and Bobby joined the baseball team. Like in all sports,
sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, and sometimes you
fight. When Pepilow
and others formed the Conservative Vice Lords after they
got out of St.
Bobby joined. The CVL would eventually have
26 branches and 10,000 members.