He was born May 14, 1922, in Harrogate, Tenn., as the son of Samuel and Sarah "Addie" Fletcher Gilbert.
Following graduation from high school, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II from August of 1942 until his Honorable Discharge Jan. 13, 1946.
He married Charlotte Bell Dean, who survives.
He worked at the Pfizer Chemical facility as a chemical operator until his retirement.
He is survived by his wife Charlotte, sons Stephen Gilbert (Kathy), Brazil, Richard Gilbert (Jackie), Shelburn, and Randall Gilbert (Cheryl), Lawrenceburg, Ky., grandchildren Laura Beller (Randy), Jennifer Baker, Angie Weaver (Doug), Chad Gilbert (Kim), Taylor Gilbert, Tyler Gilbert, Brandy Hine (Scott), Shannon Hill (John), Amy Cook (Luke), and Dustin Gilbert (Hannah), great grandchildren Jesse Beller, Blake Baker, Jenna Baker, Ciera Henderson, Hayden Weaver, Jordan Gilbert, Mika Brown, Devin Hine, Brooklyn Hine, Sydney Hine, Payton Hill, Cole Hill, Adalyn Hill, Garrett Cook, Isabel Cook, Madison Gilbert and Carter Barbarick and great grandchild Regan Henderson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Earl, Elmer, Basil and Willard Gilbert and sisters Ruby, Margaret and Lena.
Visitation will be 10 a.m.- noon, Friday, May 18, at Moore Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at noon Friday with burial to follow at Clearview Cemetery.
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