Mel Gilbert of Campbellsville, son of the late Arthur Gilbert and Lottie Howard Gilbert, was born April 14, 1940, in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He died at 4:35 P.M., Thursday, January 25, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family at age 77.
He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Green River Memorial Baptist Church.
Mel was a former employee of Cox Interior and owned and operated a cleaning business for many years. He was very active in the Lions Club where he received several awards for his many years of service.
He united in marriage to Marla Whitley February 20, 1981.
Besides his wife of thirty-seven years, Marla Gilbert, he is survived by one daughter and five sons: Lisa Blandford and husband, Tommy of Lebanon, Brad Akridge and wife, Regina of Campbellsville, Brian Gilbert and wife, Christy of St. Mary, Georgia, Greg Gilbert and wife, Lisa of Brentwood, Tennessee, Tim Gilbert of Atlanta, Georgia and Jeff Gilbert and wife, Nicole of Germany; fifteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Charlotte Earls of Bowling Green; his mother in-law, Lorene Whitley of Campbellsville; two brothers-in-law: Roger Whitley and wife, Kathy of Campbellsville and Robert Smith of Bowling Green; one sister-in-law, Surple Gilbert of Gallant, Tennessee; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by one brother and one sister: Gerald Gilbert and Patricia Smith.
The family would like to give a special "Thank You" to Hosparus for the wonderful care given to the whole family.
VISITATION: 5:00 - 8:00 P.M., Monday, January 29, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Rev. Jamie Bennett
BURIAL: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY ARE REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO GREEN RIVER MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH BUILDING FUND, HOSPARUS OF GREEN RIVER OR THE LIONS CLUB CAMP CRESCENDO AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME
Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 12:00pm, Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
Campbellsville Memorial Gardens