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Willie Garfield Gilbert

May 28, 1938 March 3, 2019
Willie Garfield Gilbert
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Obituary for Willie Garfield Gilbert

Willie Garfield Gilbert SR. was born on May 28, 1938. He passed away March 03, 2019. Willie was 80 years of age. Willie came to California in 1952 from Hearne, Texas to be with his mother Gracie May Tardy. He went to school in Oakland, California at McClymonds High School.
Willie was in a relationship with Helen Duncan, in which they conceived Willie JR. After some time, Willie got married to Gloria Robinson in 1964. They had two children, Diana Gilbert and Mark Gilbert. Along with his two children, Willie helped raise three step daughters named Charlene and Sharon Jones, as well Patricia Brown. He worked at Bow and Bell in Oakland CA, Jack London Square. He then became a trucker for Peter’s Truck Line, where he worked for 26 years. He soon found himself working for Viking Truck Line. After working for Viking, he transitioned his employment to FedEx, in which he would eventually retire in June 2010.
Willie met Delora in 1980 and have been together for 38 years. Willie and Delora moved to Clear Lake, CA in 2006. Together they raised two step sons, Terry and Andre Cleveland. Willie was preceded in death by his grandchild, Willie III, and Willie IV, his great grandchild. His mother Gracie shortly passed away thereafter.
Willie was an avid golfer, he was also a deacon at his local church Praises of Zion.
Willie is survived by 3 children, 5 step children, 15 grandchildren, and 22 great grandchildren. Willie will be “Loved and Respected By All”.

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2:00 PM 3/14/2019 2:00:00 PM
Jones and Lewis Clear Lake Memorial Chapel

16140 Main St.
Lowerlake, CA 95457

Jones and Lewis Clear Lake Memorial Chapel
16140 Main St. Lowerlake 95457 CA
United States

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