In Memoriam
William Anthony "Bill" Gilbert

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Carlisle Funeral Home

William Anthony "Bill" Gilbert

Jan 24, 1926 - Jul 1, 2017


Mr. William Anthony “Bill” Gilbert, age 91, passed away on July 1, 2017 at the Fountains at the Albemarle.

He served in the United States Marines and was retired from Sprint of Tarboro which is now CenturyLink. Bill was a member of Howard Memorial Presbyterian Church where he served for many years as an elder and as Clerk of Session.

He is predeceased by his wife Frances Stell Gilbert.

Bill is survived by his wife Marcelline Averette Gilbert of the Albemarle, daughter Zel Gilbert of Columbia, South Carolina, son and daughter in law Scott and Angela Gilbert of Mandeville, Louisiana, grandsons Gray and Zane Gilbert, step daughter Debby Grady of Williamston, North Carolina, sister Hilda Gilbert Pfeil of New Jersey, sister in law Margie Rogers of Tarboro, and several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Bill’s life will be held at Greenwood cemetery on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 11 AM with the Reverend Benjamin Kane and assisted by Reverend Karen Kelly. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday night from the hours of 7 PM until 9 PM.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Howard Memorial Presbyterian Church., 303 East St James Street, Tarboro, NC 27886.

Arrangements are by Carlisle Funeral Home, Inc., of Tarboro. Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting