The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


January 18, 2013

Larry Gilbert

Larry Fredrick Gilbert, 68, of Athens, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Huntsville Hospital.  He was born Feb. 2, 1944, in Fort Payne, to Almer Fletcher Gilbert and Sybel Mitchell Gilbert.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lusk Chapel United Methodist Church in Dawson.  He will lie-in-state from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lusk Chapel Cemetery with Tony Boyles and Mike Green officiating.

He was a member of Round Island Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Shelby Hamley Gilbert of Athens; daughter, Selena Padgett and husband Raymond of Moulton; step-daughter, Angela Waddell and husband Randy of Falkville; step-son, Dion Ledlow of Hartselle; brother, Donald Joe Gilbert and wife Norma of Dawson; grandchildren, Hannah Padgett, Taylor Padgett, Bailey Padgett, Lindsey Waddell and Will Waddell.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers. 

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