Joseph Albert Gilbert, age 70, of Bear Creek died Saturday, February 22, 2020 at his home.
Mr. Gilbert was born January 30, 1950 in Chatham County, NC the son of James F. and Maxola Elkins Gilbert.
Mr. Gilbert was a member of Brush Creek Baptist Church and had been a deacon and served as secretary of the Men's Sunday School Class. He was an Air Force Veteran. He worked for many years as an Industrial Maintenance Personal for Hadley Peoples. Joseph was also an Automotive Technician and enjoyed repairing vehicles. He loved his grandchildren and gardening. He enjoyed weekly Sunday afternoon visits with his friends at a local restaurant; and Tuesday night sessions with his friends at Jerry Tillman's autobody shop.
He is survived by son: Joshua Gilbert and wife Emily of Bear Creek; sisters: Linda G. Peace and husband Thomas of Pittsboro, Dorothy G. Efird of Siler City, and Daisy G. Nelson and husband Richard of Sinking Spring, PA; grandchildren: Kayla, Jeremy, Haleigh and Emma; and special friend: Judy Caviness
Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from 6pm to 8pm at Smith and Buckner Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday,February 26, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Brush Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Frank Taylor and Dr.Patrick Fuller officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery with Military Rites by the Randolph County Honor Guard.