Funeral services for Jack Gilbert 78, Athens have been scheduled for 1:00 P.M. Tuesday September 18, 2018 at Autry’s Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Allen officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park, Athens.
Mr. Gilbert passed away Friday morning in Tyler.
Jack was born April 14, 1940 in Denton, Arkansas to the late Andrew Jackson and Willie Emma White Gilbert. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a resident of Athens for 30 plus years and was an Assembly of God by faith. He was a master of all trades and loved to tinker with cars and spend time in his garden. Jack was an entrepreneur involved in many types of businesses during his life. He retired 10 years ago but his love for interacting with people and his desire to help them, he reentered the workforce working for Lowes the last 2 years before his health declined.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers and 4 sisters.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Mary Gilbert of Athens, daughters; Celia Boone and her husband Chris, Corsicana, Jackye Simon and her husband Herb, Mena, Ar., Eugenia Whittaker and her husband Kenyon, Bradleyville, Mo., son; Eric Gilbert and his wife Amy, Cross Roads, grandchildren; Michael, Lance, Paul, Megan, Christina, Mark, Chelsie, Derrick and Sam., 14 great-great grandchildren, brother; Tommy Gilbert and his wife Gail, Honey Grove, Texas, sister; Elizabeth Capp, Littlerock, Ar.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation for family and friends will be held Monday evening September 17, 2018 at the funeral home.