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Michael Terry Gilbert Sr., 73, of China Grove, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at W. G. Bill Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury, NC from natural causes.
He was born January 12, 1949 in Danbury, CT to the late Joseph Gilbert and Doris Terry Gilbert. He graduated from Henry Abbott Technical School in carpentry. He rose to become a Master Carpenter. He also worked at Charlotte Motor Speedway and IMAX as a corner flagger.
Michael is survived by his wife of 53 years, Joan (Pekar) Gilbert; 3 sons, Michel Gilbert Jr., David Gilbert (Christina), Stephen Gilbert (Katie Lauer); brothers, Will Gilbert and Paul Gilbert; sister, Diane Gilbert Foshay; 6 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; several cousins; nieces and nephews.
There will be a memorial service held on Friday, September 2, 2022 at the Salisbury National Cemetery, 501 Statesville Blvd. Salisbury, NC 28144.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation, www.kidney.org.
Carolina Cremation is assisting the Gilbert family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.
Barbara Hallecks says
Michael you will always be my oldest and first cousin. My thoughts and prayers are with Joan and your family. Spread your wings and fly.
Diana Minto says
I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. I’ve known Michael for a long time and he was such a wonderful man who loved his family. He will be greatly missed
Donna Pendleton says
I am so sorry for your loss. I have known Mike for a long time, he was a fantastic father in law and he will be missed greatly. I am praying for you guys. love you guys.