Alvin Ernest Gilbert
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Alvin Ernest Gilbert
  • August 4, 1943 - August 20, 2017
  • Goodlettsville, Tennessee

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Alvin E. Gilbert, was born August 4, 1943 in Davidson County, TN and passed away August 20, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mai Gilbert; sister Syble Spann; brothers OL Gilbert and James Gilbert; son Michael Martin; and grandson Johnny Fitts, Jr.

Alvin is survived by his wife of 45 years Betty Gilbert; son Greg Martin (Pat); daughters Geneine Martin, Gwen Harris (Don), and Jackie Briggs; 8 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brothers Clarence Gilbert (Patsy) and Randell Gilbert (Judy); sisters Lois Jean Midgett and Shirley Humphrey; and several nieces and nephews.

Alvin was in transportation management for 30 years. He dedicated every aspect of his life from family, friendships, business, to honoring the Lord. He was a member at Inglewood Baptist Church and Loved his Dudley Miller Sunday School class. He loved traveling and has traveled to most of the states and about 15 different countries. He also enjoyed collecting old or uncirculated coins and stamps and making beautiful doll houses.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1pm Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Shrum officiating. Burial will follow in the Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Visitation with the family will be held from 4pm until 8pm Wednesday and from 11am until time of the service on Thursday.