The funeral service was held in Bonham, Texas.
In recognizing Gore, JFK's near victory turned to defeat when Gore announced he was switching his support from Kennedy to fellow Tennessee Senator Estes Kefauver.
The Stevenson-Kefauver ticket was soundly defeated by Eisenhower-Nixon & JFK became the front runner for the 1960 Democratic Presidential nomination.
I learned years later why the Senator might have been somewhat irritated by my interest in JFK. I guess I had just assumed all Democrats loved one another. I also met Senator Gore in 1966 on my second visit to Washington.
I was taking my Uncle Jim, newly arrived from Australia, to the Senator's office to get passes for the US Senate when in the hall way a side door popped open & out stepped Senator Gore wearing a tie with kangaroos on it.
I went up to him & told him I was from Tennessee & that my uncle was from Australia. He told us he had just returned from a trip there & that's why he was wearing the kangaroo tie.