He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Gilbert and Hettie Carroll Gilbert; and one daughter, Alice "Suzy" Zimmer.
Survivors include five children: Lori Petitjean and husband, Marcus, Russia, Ohio; Eric Gilbert, Ft. Larmie, Ohio; Pam Marx and husband, Chris, Brookeville, Ohio; Dave Gilbert, Dayton, Ohio; and Derek Gilbert, St. Mary's, Ohio; one brother, Jesse Gilbert Jr. and wife, Lavana, Kalamazoo, Mich.; one sister, Maxine Clark, Beaver Creek, Ohio; four grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation is Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the chapel of Evarts Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will follow in the Evarts Memorial Gardens.
Evarts Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements