Obituary for E.J. Gilbert E.J. Gilbert Jr. was born on October 13, 1924 in Mexia, Texas to E.J. Gilbert and Minnie N. Hill. He passed away on January 10, 2019 at the age of 94. A graduate of Crooked Oak High School, E.J. served honorably in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1943-1946. On June 18, 1949, he married the love of his life, Maxine Jewel Jackson, before completing his distinguished military service with the U.S. Air Force from 1950-1951. E.J. attained a BS in Business from Oklahoma City University in 1958, and worked as a logistics specialist at Tinker Air Force Base until he retired in 1974. An avid fisher and bowler, E.J. found new friends easily whether he was casting on the lake or throwing strikes down the lane. He was preceded in death by his wife Maxine; his brother and two sisters; twin daughters Louise and Lucille; grandson Ernest Jerome Gilbert; and great-grandson Linus Barrett. He is survived by his daughter Gale and her husband, Pete; son Russell and his wife, Patricia; daughter Sandra; sister-in-law Joyce Castor and her husband, Jim; grandchildren Darius Dills and his wife, Meredith; Kristen Richardson; Katie Wright and her husband, Jared; Phillip Richardson; Melissa Flaum and her husband, Jeremy; Felicia Thompson; Mandy Shields and her husband, Richard; Amy Boone and her husband, Michael; Sophia Morren; Shermie Potts and her husband, Steve; 14 great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews – all of whom he loved dearly. Visitation will be held Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 2pm-4pm at Ford Funeral Service. A celebration of life will be held 10:00am Monday, January 14, at Ford Funeral Service with interment to follow at Sunnylane Cemetery. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of E.J. Gilbert please visit our Sympathy Store. Upcoming Events Family will be present to greet friends © Stadia Maps, © OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap Get Driving Directions JAN 13. 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Ford Funeral Service 305 S. Sooner Rd. Midwest City, OK, US, 73110 Order Flowers for the Family will be present to greet friends Guaranteed delivery before E.J.’s Family will be present to greet friends begins. Funeral © Stadia Maps, © OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap Get Driving Directions JAN 14. 10:00 AM Candlewood Chapel 315 S. Sooner Rd. Midwest City, OK, US, 73110 Order Flowers for the Funeral Guaranteed delivery before E.J.’s Funeral begins. Cemetery Details Sunny Lane Cemetery 4000 S.E. 29th St. Del City, OK, 73115 © Stadia Maps, © OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap Get Driving Directions
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Death notice for the town of: Midwest City, state: Oklahoma