Eva Christine Gilbert

OAK RIDGE — Eva Christine Gilbert, 89, of Oak Ridge TN, died on May 30, 2018 at Canterfield Assisted Living facility in Oak Ridge TN. She was born October 7th 1928 in Forge Ridge TN to Rev and Mrs J R Sandefur.

Christine was raised in the Forge Ridge community, Harrogate, TN. She married her childhood sweetheart, Roy H Gilbert, on March 23, 1946.

Christine was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her family and church life brought her much joy. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and caring for her home.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, her parents, three brother and a sister.

Surviving Christine are three children: Sheila Kay (Don) Turner of Lebanon Tennessee, Vera Sue (Al) Lepper of Chattanooga Tennessee and Tim Gilbert of Canton Georgia. She is also survived by four grandchildren; Erin Sprinkle, Trent Turner, Amanda Hanes & Kasie Gilbert. Also five Great grandchildren; Joshua and Caleb Sprinkle, Dawson and Carter Turner and Kella Hanes.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Calvary Baptist Church Ministries, 163 N. Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.

The family will receive friends Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 5-7pm at Weatherford Mortuary of Oak Ridge. The funeral service will follow at 7pm with Dr. Steve McDonald officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Trent Turner, Darrell Sprinkle, Steven Hanes, Joshua Sprinkle, Caleb Sprinkle, Dawson Turner, and Carter Turner. Family and friends will meet for a graveside service on Friday at 9am at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.

An on-line guest book can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com.

Funeral Home

Weatherford Mortuary
158 S Jefferson Cir Oak Ridge, TN 37830
(865) 482-2464

Published in Claiborne Progress from June 4 to June 5, 2018