Charles Herman Gilbert

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Levy Baptist Church
3501 Pike Avenue
North Little Rock, AR  72118
Thursday, August 26, 2021
1:30 P.M.
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Levy Baptist Church
3501 Pike Avenue
North Little Rock, AR  72118
Thursday, August 26, 2021
1:30 P.M.
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Rest Hills Memorial Park
7724 Landers Road
North Little Rock, AR  72117
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Levy Baptist Church
3501 Pike Avenue
North Little Rock, AR  72118
I served in the Air Force.

Charles Herman GilbertI am a Veteran.

of North Little Rock, AR

August 3, 1931 - August 21, 2021

Charles Herman Gilbert, 90 years and 18 days, passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2021 in Little Rock, AR. He was born on August 3, 1931 to James Eber and Lillian Madden Gilbert of North Little Rock, AR.

Charlie is survived by his wife of 17 years, Dalrene Jones Gilbert; his son, Charles "Chuck" Gilbert and Kat Glisich; grandchildren, Lily Gentry and Jonathan Gilbert; great granddaughter, Stella Gentry and Rebekah Gilbert. He also loved and cherished many other dear family and friends.

Charlie is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife of 51 years, Carolyn Cochran Gilbert; a son, Gary Gilbert; an infant son; and seven siblings. He was the youngest of eight, having had one sister and six brothers.

Charlie was a devout Christian man who loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, his family, and many friends. He faithfully served at Levy Baptist Church in North Little Rock, AR, as an ordained deacon. He was always ready and willing to step up to meet the needs of others.

Charlie graduated from North Little Rock High School in 1949. He was quite the athlete in those days. He lettered in Track and Field and still holds the pole vault record of 9 feet and 6 inches with a solid metal pole. His record setting height was used for a qualification measure for future vaulters trying out for state competition. He was co-captain of the NLRHS Basketball Team the year they won the state championship. He played Baseball and later on when he had sons, he enjoyed playing and watching them play ball. Charlie was a family man and a wonderful father.

Charlie retired from Arkansas Power and Light (Entergy). He continued to work at various businesses throughout his retirement years. Anyone who knew Charlie knew he was not one to sit idly by for very long. Some of the part time jobs he held were at Kroger, Bale Chevrolet, Walmart, and several others. He enjoyed working with the public and made many long lasting new friendships.

Charlie proudly served his country well and with honor. At an early age, along with some of his high school buddies, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He was stationed in Tuley, Greenland at Tuley Air Force Base. He is a veteran of the Korean War.

Being a charter member of Triangle Sports Deer Camp he was privileged to be the one who named the camp, choosing that name because the property was in the shape of a triangle. Charlie enjoyed his hunting buddies. He loved to cook breakfast, especially bacon, for the camp members. He also helped the camp by manning the fire pit. The fellowship and tall hunting tales were told in the mess hall. The members in the camp were loved and were always very important to Charlie.

Charlie is a 32nd degree Perpetual Master Mason of the Grand Lodge of Arkansas, F. & A.M. He was also a Perpetual Member of A & A Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, SJ, USA since 1975. Charlie was elected and installed as Worshipful Master at Crescent Lodge #403 in 1988. He loved his masonic brothers and his Past Master accomplishment.

Charlie will be missed greatly by his family, friends, and all who knew him. He will be remembered as; Christian, Deacon, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle, candy man, friend, classmate, jack-of-all-trades, whistler, athlete, and a dependable hard worker.

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Joe & Yvonne Whalen
North Little Rock, AR
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Saturday, August 28, 2021

Our sincere sympathy on your loss.

Joe and Yvonne

Wilda Johnson
BEE BRANCH, AR
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Thursday, August 26, 2021

So sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. I wonder if he and Jack Colburn and Bob Johnson are telling tales around a campfire in Heaven. They were all such good friends at the deer camp. My prayers are with your family.

Scott & Sheilah Davis
Springdale, AR
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Thursday, August 26, 2021

So very sorry to hear. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Gary Chapmandeeply
Baton Rouge, LA
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Thursday, August 26, 2021

So sorry for your loss praying for the family

ernest j avra
conway, AR
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Thursday, August 26, 2021

Charles and spent all 12 years 0f school together starting at Baring Cross Elementary. We were team mates on the 1949 state championship basketball team. He was a great man. One of few that I never heard a negative word about. He made our world a better place in which to live. Ernest Avra

John Shaw
Beebe, AR
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Thursday, August 26, 2021

oh wow, it would take me all day to talk about Charley. he was my uncle charlie and a second dad to me. He was the best uncle you could ever have. I grew up at his house just as much as mine. There were days I did not want to go to school, but there he came to make me go and he would drive me to make sure I went in. He did so much for my family..He would catch me walking down the street and he would stop me, and throw a football with me in the street. He was always taking us, my sister
Gary and myself somewhere. we would ride in the back of his truck to grandmaw Gilbert's house..Anywayw are gonna miss him so much. Thank you Dalrine for coming into his life after aunt Jane passed, and taking care of him. I know you made him happy..

Calvin and Ruby Gilpatrick
Fayetteville, AR
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Thursday, August 26, 2021

Dalrene and Family, it has been our pleasure to have known such a fine Christian man and his beautiful wife. Just to know we will all be celebrating together in heaven in a short while make the short separation easier. No more pain, no sadness and no tears because we will be with Jesus. Bless each of you now. Love and prayers✝️

Gary and mary chapman
Centreville, MS
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Thursday, August 26, 2021

God bless you so sorry for your loss

Davis Hendricks
North Little Rock, AR
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Thursday, August 26, 2021

Sending lots of love to Chuck and the family from the Hendrii. Charlie was a great soul who will be missed by all who knew him. Surrounding you all in comfort prayers that your many wonderful memories will sustain you in the days to come.

Maria Hill
Mayflower, AR
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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Chuck, your Dad sounds like he was an amazing man that accomplished so much in his 90 years of life. I know he will be missed dearly on earth but there is a huge celebration in Heaven! Peace!

Maria Hill
Mayflower, AR
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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Chuck, your Dad sounds like he was an amazing man that accomplished so much in his 90 years of life. I know he will be missed dearly on earth but there is a huge celebration in Heaven! Peace!

Vincent Castiglia
Benton, AR
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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Thinking of y’all at this difficult time. I never met the man, but I know how it feels to lose your hero. Prayers for all

Freddy Short
North Little Rock, AR
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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Proud to have know this good man.

Jenny gregory
Little rock, AR
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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. I loved the obituary, he sounds like a great man

Mike and Linde Halpain
Bauxite, AR
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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

What a beautiful tribute to Charlie.My,he did have a full life.May you feel God's comfort in knowing that this is only the beginning of his journey, and that you will see him again within a blink of an eye.
With love and comfort,
Mike and Linde Halpain

Margaret Brewer
Sherwood, AR
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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

RIL Charlie. I am proud to have called you my friend.

Alice Carhey
Jacksonville, AR
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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

So sorry for your loss. My prayers will be for you and family.

Rebecca Wilson Monroe
Kingsport, TN
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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Charlie was the last of my Father's first cousins. Daddy, Barney Wilson, thought so much of all
his Madden relatives. My heartfelt condolence to Darlene and the family.

Michell Flynn
Denver, CO
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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

So very sorry for your loss! I always loved me some Grandpa Gilbert, and without fail, was guaranteed a laugh when around him!!

Marilyn Jarris
Castle Rock,
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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Sending prayers to you Chuck, Kay and family. Deepest sympathy to all. May God be with you all during this hard time. 🙏🙏💕

Dana Villines
Conway, AR
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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Dalrene, Jennifer, Emily & all the family-
What a wonderful tribute! How great to have led such a long honorable life.
I know you will miss him 🙏🏼🙌🏻

Lisa (Colburn) Ring
HOT SPRINGS, AR
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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

I am so, so sorry to hear of Mr. Gilbert's passing (Yes, after 40 years, I still call him Mr. Gilbert!). He has been a pillar in my life growing up and as an adult and the part of the obituary that mentioned him "manning the fire pit" and cooking bacon in the mornings made me smile as I could see him in my memory doing just those things. He was a good man and will be missed. I suspect he is getting to see Gary about now, and mom and dad and Steve. God bless you all and may He give you peace and comfort.
Love, Lisa (Colburn) Ring

Ken and Jill Wiesner
No little rock, AR
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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

So so sorry for your loss.
Please know you are all in our prayers.

kenneth d. copeland
mulberry, AR
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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

dalrene karen & i or sad for your loss we thought a lot of charlie.
i will be contacting you soon on the phone. our prayers are with you and your family.
kenneth drew