Robert Earl Gilbert
Robert Earl Gilbert, 41, passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at his home.
Visitation will be noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Ray Funeral Home in Cleveland, followed by Celebration of Life services. Interment will be in North Cleveland Cemetery.
Robert was born on Feb. 2, 1978, to Homer and Patricia Gilbert in Cleveland. On Feb. 18, 2006, he married Trina Lee Stacy in Winona. He worked at Modine, formerly known as Heatcraft, for 21 years. Robert liked to fish, cook crawfish and grill in his spare time. He enjoyed hunting out of his front door, tinkering on vehicles, working on trucks, and attending races and bonfires. Robert loved his family dearly, spending his time at home listening to country music and enjoying a cold one.
He is preceded in death by his father Homer Gilbert Jr.; brothers, James “Mackie” Gilbert and Homer Keith “PeeWee” Gilbert; step-brother, Kenneth Dwayne “Slick” Kendall; and grandparents, Homer Gilbert and Rosie Mae Gilbert and William Reese and Gladys Hearn (Walter).
Robert is survived by his wife Trina of Grenada; mother Patricia Kendall of Grenada; children, Madison Gilbert of Cleveland, Chealsey Gilbert of Grenada, Jordan Gilbert of Cleveland and Amber Gilbert of Grenada; step-son, Derek Blaylock of Winona; sisters, Karen Gilbert Grisham (Melissa) of Jackson and Tracie Holmes of Dallas; step-brothers, James “Bubba” Kendall (Shannon) of Grenada and Jason Jake Kendall of Grenada; father-in-law Larry Stacy (Charlene) of Liberty, Ind.; aunts, Linda Morris (Bud) of Prudenville, Mich., Tammy Freeman (George) of Sunflower, and Mary Lee Pope (Hubert) of Cleveland; uncle Bobby Gilbert (Kay) of Pace; brothers-in-law, Larry Stacy, Jr. of Connersville, Ind., Robbie Hendrix (Megan) of Liberty, Ind., Brad Hendrix (Tammie) of Liberty, Ind.; sister-in-law Heather Marie Matthews of Indianapolis; and numerous beloved nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.
Pallbearers will be Derek Blaylock, Alton Gilbert, Ed Gilbert, John Earl Moody, Robert Kendall, and Champ Gilbert.
Memorials may be made to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at https://twloha.com/donate/ or to National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/donate/
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