Albert L. Gilbert, 83 of Taylorville passed away on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 5:50 a.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville, Ill.
He was born on January 19, 1938 in Twin Bridges, Mo. the son of Earl and Eva (Collins) Gilbert. He married Alicia “Jill” Grimm on February 28, 1970 in The Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Louis, Mo.
Mr. Gilbert served in the U.S. Army Intact in Korea, as well as the Missouri National Guard.
He worked as the advertising director for A & PT Company, he was the Taylorville A&P Store Manager and he worked at GSI in the Press area. Albert also owned his own business Odorright. He loved his family, most of all his grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing and Little League with his grandchildren. He was a member of the Taylorville American Legion Post #72 for 37 years.
He is survived by his wife: Alicia “Jill” Gilbert of Taylorville, Ill.; daughters: Margaret (Kevin) Durham of Taylorville, Ill.; Dawn (Greg) Army of Scottsdale, Ariz.; son: Tim Gilbert and Fiancé Donna Hausman of Benton, Ill.; grandson: Zachary (Maggie) Newberry of Taylorville, Ill.; great-grandchildren: Carter, Abigail “Abby” and Sebastian Newberry all of Taylorville, Ill.; sisters: Linda Webb of Mountain View, Mo.; Carolyn (Ronnie) Johnson of West Plains, Mo.; Lola Wetzel of West Plains, Mo.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 3 brothers in law.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held immediately following the visitation starting at 6:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Sr. Rose McKeown officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Please sign their online guest book at suttonmemorialhome.com