A Military Graveside service for Billy Ray Gilbert, 76, of Butler will be held Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens with Rev. Jessie Griffith officiating. Visitation will be at Bumpers Funeral Home from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. prior to the service.
Mr. Gilbert passed away Thursday, June 13, 2013 at William F. Greene’s State Veteran’s Home in Bay Minette, Alabama. He was retired from James River Corporation in Pennington. He was a U.S. Navy Korean Veteran.
Survivors include daughters Stephanie Gilbert Philpot (Phil) of Daphne; Sabrina Gilbert Guinn of Butler; Leslie Gilbert Dobbins (Joe) of Butler; brothers Chester Gilbert of Houston, TX; G.A. Gilbert, Jr. of Gilbertown; Bivin Gilbert of Toxey; Ronald Gilbert of Marco Island, FL; sister Melice Praytor of Talbott, TN; Maxine Morris of Marco Island, FL; 5 grandchildren Brandon Thompson, Madeleine Philpot, Dalton Guinn, Madison Thompson, and Colton Guinn.
He was preceded in death by his parents George Albert Gilbert, Sr. and Alma Adams Gilbert.
Pallbearers are his grandchildren.
Honorary Pallbearers are John Little and Friends at William F. Greene’s State Veteran’s Home.
Memorials may be made to the William F. Greene’s State Veteran’s Home at 300 Faulkner Drive, Bay Minette, Alabama 36507.
Visit bumpersfuneralhome.com to sign the online register and post condolences to the family.
Bumpers Funeral Home of Butler will be in charge of arrangements.