James ‘Mike’ Gilbert

Published 8:49 am Monday, April 30, 2018

Mr. James “Mike” Gilbert, 70, of Advance, died on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Forsyth Medical Center.

He was born April 5, 1948 in Wilkes County. Mr. Gilbert was a veteran who served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Macedonia Moravian Church and retired from Hanes Brand. He enjoyed trains, photography, cars, his computer and anything of a mechanical nature.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, William Albert Gilbert and Ruth Absher Gilbert; and his sister, Becky Edwards Gilbert.

Surviving: his wife of 40 years, Susan Sellers Gilbert; a son, Chris Gilbert and wife Maria Blakeman of Hendersonville.

A funeral service was to be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 at Macedonia Moravian Church with the Rev. Zach Dease officiating. Burial was to follow in the church graveyard. The family was to receive friends one hour before the service at the church.

Memorials: N.C. Stroke Association.

Condolences: www.hayworth-miller.com.