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Alton Aaron Gilbert

Alton jpeg pic (3)Alton Aaron Gilbert, age 66, of Crockett, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in the Crockett Medical Center.  He was born January 17, 1953 in Crockett to parents, Boyce Gilbert and Billie Gibson Gilbert.  Alton was a painting contractor for many, many years and always had a long waiting list of clients.   He was an avid fisherman and hunter with fishing being his passion.  Alton was a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class and loved his Sunday School class members.  He was a “people person” and never met a stranger always having time to visit and pray with people which showed in his last evening on earth Tuesday, delivering meals to the homebound.  Alton attended the Central Baptist Church. Most of all, he loved his Lord and his family.

Alton was survived by his wife of 32 years, Tammy Gilbert of Crockett; son, Bradley Gilbert of Nacogdoches; mother, Billie Gilbert of Crockett; brothers, Larry Gilbert and wife, Debby of Crockett, Ricky Gilbert and wife, Julie of Pasadena, Clifton Gilbert and wife, Felecia of Pasadena; sisters, Betty Lewis and husband, Richard of Chandler, Tina Stevens of Harwood; mother-in-law, Peggy Bain of Centerville; brothers-in-law, Donald Bain and wife, Dannette of Centerville, Greg Bain of Centerville; numerous nieces, nephews and other loving relatives.  He is preceded in death by his father, Boyce Gilbert; father-in-law, John Bain; brother-in-law, John (Buddy) Bain.

Funeral services for Alton Aaron Gilbert will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2019 in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel.  Interment will follow in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Centerville.  Family to receive friends for visitation Friday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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  1. I’m gonna miss my cousin. When Alton spoke he always told the truth,he had great knowledge of the bible and usually had an answer for any question asked, he will truly be missed. Alton told me a week ago that when a person dies and leaves a loved one behind that it is like going to the store ahead of that person, he will be waiting for that person at the store. Life is as a vapor, here today gone tomorrow, see you soon cousin!

  2. I am sorry to hear of the passing of Alton. I saw him just a few days ago.

    Clifford Beeson

  3. So very sorry for the loss of this beloved man. He was a distant cousin that I didn’t get a chance to know. May God’s grace cover and be with all the family and friends who loved Alton.

  4. Tammy, I was so saddened to learn of Alton’s passing. He was a special person, a wonderful husband, father as well as the best painter ever. I am still in shock that he has left us. My condolences to you and to Bradley. Love. Boo Owens.

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