Robert “Bobby” Gilbert, age 78, of Hopkinsville, passed away on Saturday, December 25, 2021, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center. Funeral Services will be at 11:00 AM on Thursday, December 30, 2021, at Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home with Bro. Ryan Austin and Bro. Steve Holland officiating and burial to follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be at Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM. Maddux-Fuqua-Hinton Funeral Home has been entrusted by the family to handle the arrangements.
Mr. Gilbert was born in Mayfield, KY, on February 8, 1943, the son of the late J.D. and Eva Allcock Gilbert. Bobby served in the US Army from 1967-1969 in Vietnam. He retired from Maintenance from FP Internal. He was a 56-year member of Little River Baptist Church, where he was the trustee, a Sunday school teacher, and the song leader.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Jerry Gilbert of Hopkinsville; his two daughters, Cindy (Terry) Rudd of Hopkinsville, Stacey (Jay) Lee of Hopkinsville; his sister, Betty (Mike) Brown of Arizona; his four grandchildren, Robbie (Annie) Alexander, Emily (Matthew) Spain, Kayla (Jeff) Hancock, and Cody Lee; his four great grandchildren, Mason Spain, Isaiah Spain, Cooper Spain, and Morgan Alexander.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in his memory Little River Baptist Church c/o 700 Country Club Lane Hopkinsville, KY 42240.
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