Joe Wayne Gilbert, 72, of Bauxite, our father, has gone home to be with Jesus on March 10, 2014. He was born May 4, 1941, to Vernon and Edith Gilbert in Little Rock.
Joe was a lifetime member of Freedom Worship Center and was the owner and operator of Gilberts Landscaping for more than 40 years. He was the president of Happy Trails Riding Club and he loved to work mules and trail riding.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, JC Gilbert, Buddy Gilbert and Larry Gilbert; a sister, Sharon Chandler; and a nephew, Doug Gilbert.
He is survived by his sons, Kenny Gilbert and wife Sheila and Henry Asher; a daughter, Eva Willis and husband Tony; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Faye Brown; eight nieces and nephews; and numerous family members and friends, all of whom loved him and will miss him dearly.
A celebration of life will be held at noon Thursday, March 13, at Dial and Dudley Funeral Home in Bryant.
Visitation is set from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the funeral home.
Online guest book: www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com.