Manchester Enterprise, Manchester, MI, October 20, 2005 [Ancestry]
GILBERT, Dewey Sr.
Gilbert, Sr., Dewey age 84 of Manchester passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2005. He was born October 19, 1920 in Gibbs, Ky., the son of Millard and Myrtle (Taylor) Gilbert. He married Eva Clouse on May 30, 1942 in Corbin, Ky. and she survives. Dewey is also survived by his children, Nancy (David) Dodge of Vassalboro, Maine, Linda (John) Kok of Oak Park, Ill., Dewey (Nancy) Gilbert, Jr. of Batavia, Ohio, and Deborah (Merrick) Burch of Manchester; six grandchildren: Laurel Paris-Dodge, Bethany Dodge, Elizabeth Kok, Deanna Gilbert, Beth Hovind and Gordon Gilbert, four great-grandchildren, siblings: Leroy (Mary Ann) Gilbert and Eugene (Mary Ann) Gilbert all of Corbin, Peggy Childress and Gleta Scroggins all of Louisville, Ky., Doris Gilbert and Patricia Mahoney both of Coopersville, Fla. Dewey was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and three sisters. He was a WWII Veteran in the Army Engineers serving in Europe. He was a member of the Iron Workers Union Local 25 for more than 60 years and owned Manchester Steel Erectors as well. He was a member of the Community Bible Church in Manchester. Dewey loved children; he was a Sunday school teacher for over 40 years and taught Awana. A celebration of Dewey's life was held Monday, October 17, 2005 at the Community Bible Church, Manchester with Pastor Ronald Clark officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Community Bible Church building fund or to the Alzheimer's Association. Envelopes will be available at the Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Jenter Chapel in Manchester.