Sparks Funeral Home
Howard A. Gilbert, 93, of Grayson, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in Boyd Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born Dec. 15, 1919, in Carter County, to Willis Gilbert and Lillie Stevens.
He lived most of his life on Rattlesnake Ridge in Olive Hill. He was retired from the General Refractory Co. in Olive Hill. He and his wife, Emma, spent the majority of their retirement years at the Carter County Flea Market on Ky. 7.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Emma, in 2005; a daughter, Anna Gilbert Klein; a son, Charlie Gilbert; two grandsons, DJ Klein and Devin Gilbert; a great-grandson, Lucas Jordan; and a sister, Lucille Penland.
His survivors include Loretta Clevenger of Grayson, Bill (Lida) Gilbert of Olive Hill, Roger (Sue) Gilbert of Lincoln Park, Mich., Kaye (Lee) Walker of Olive Hill, Donna (Charlie) Walker of Raceland, W.C. (Vicki) Gilbert Olive Hill, Jeff (Cheryl) Gilbert of Grayson and David Gilbert of Grayson. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and three brothers, Bill Maxwell, Gary Gilbert and Billy Don Gilbert.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Sparks Funeral Home in Grayson by Elders J.D. Riggs and Donald Pope. Burial will be in Clevenger-Gilbert Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2013, and before services Sunday at the funeral home.
Condolences at may be sent to sparksfh.com.