Joseph Leo Gilbert, 73, entered his eternal rest on Sunday, August 16, 2020 with his wife at his side. He was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church for many years. He had just celebrated 52 years of marriage to his “wonderful little cutie pie”. He served in the United States Army serving a tour in Greece in 1967. He loved his family more than life itself. He was preceded in death by his parents Oscar and Helen Gilbert; sister, Geraldine Brown and brothers, Jim and Lloyd Gilbert.
He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Maxie Lakins Gilbert; son and daughter-in-law, Joseph Jr.”Joey” and with Kim Gilbert.; daughter and son-in-law Crystal and Will Scott; granddaughters, Kayla (Ira) Ginn, Katie (Ryan) Lietzke, Grace and Emma Scott; great-grandchildren, Abigail and Amelia Ginn and Andrew Lietzke who were the light of his life.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00pm Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at Macedonia Baptist Church prior to the funeral service at 7:00pm with Reverends Dale Harris and Will Scott officiating. Graveside services will be 1:00 pm Thursday, August 20, 2020 in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Nathan Shropshire, Allen Dean, Lynn Brown, Jon Jennings, Jason Noe and Ernie Noe.
Allen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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