John K Gilbert

March 9th, 1948 to July 19th, 2017

John Keith Gilbert, 69, of Lexington, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

He was born March 9, 1948 in Lansing to Georgia and the late Budd Gilbert.

Mr. Gilbert operated John Gilbert Farmers Insurance Agency for over 25 years and then owned and operated Gilbert Excavating and Trucking. He graduated from Port Huron High School in 1967 and served in the National Guard.

He is survived by five children, John (Violet) Gilbert II, Joel Gilbert, Jana (Scott) Simpson, Jacob (Michelle) Gilbert and Morgan Gilbert; 14 grandchildren; his mother, Georgia Gilbert; six siblings, Gloria (Les) Green, Steve (Nancy) Gilbert, Carol Moulton, Budd (Nancy) Gilbert, Robyn (Mike) Rossow and Terri (Harry) Fleming; his former wife, JoeAnn Burgett; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his second wife, Linda Charles.

Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Sunday in Community of Christ Church Wadhams Grove Branch, 4920 Lapeer Road, Kimball Township. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 24, 2017 in Community of Christ Church Wadhams Grove Branch with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. Elder Jim McLeod will officiate. Pallbearers will be Ron Dunlap, Gary Adams, Harry Brabant, Billy Cunningham Jr. and Harold Ross Ginter III.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Community of Christ Church or Youth for Christ East Michigan. To send condolences, visit

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