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James "Jim" Robert Gilbert
April 6, 1947 ~ July 21, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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James Robert “Jim” Gilbert, of Bradfordsville, the son of the late Russell and Ruth (Williams) Gilbert, was born April 6, 1947 in Taylor County, KY and departed this life on Friday, July 21, 2023 in Elizabethtown at Signature Healthcare. He was 76 years of age.
He had made a profession of faith in Christ and attended the Campbellsville First Church of God and was a construction superintendent.
He enjoyed farming, gardening and talking for hours on the phone with a chew of Red Man in his mouth and loved his German Shepherd, Sable.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by four children: Melissa Dawn Gilbert, John Russell Gilbert, Clifford Kyle Collett and David Ryder Collett.
Survivors include his wife: Betty (Hall) Gilbert; his children: Cynthia Thomas, James Michael Gilbert, David Shawn Gilbert and his wife: Tammy, Laura Savannah Gilbert and fiance’ Chris.
Also two sisters and a brother: Bobby Gilbert, Elizabeth “Libby” Tedder and husband Evan, and Virginia “Ricky” Stubbs; nine grandchildren: Andrew (Sheridan) Gilbert, Rachael (Shawn) Gilbert, Matthew (Hannah) Gilbert, Megan Gilbert, Amber Gilbert, Jarred (Paige) Gilbert, Chase (Claira) Gilbert, Angelina Gilbert and Whitley (Josh) Leloup; nine great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for James Robert “Jim” Gilbert will be Wednesday, July 26, 2023 in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Elk Horn Cemetery.
Rev. Evan Tedder will be officiating.
Visitation on Tuesday, July 25, 2023 from 5-8 P.M.
Memorials are suggested to the Funeral Expense Fund, which can be made in person at the funeral home or by clicking the “Donation” tab at the top of this obituary.