BELMONT - Robert Vernon Gilbert passed away April 13, 2013, at the VA Hospital in Asheville.
He was born in Mecklenburg County on Nov. 13, 1953, son of the late Hoyt V. Gilbert and Patricia Sprouse Gilbert.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen Gilbert.
Mr. Gilbert served in the US Air Force and worked in broadcasting.
He is survived by mother; sister, Cindy Evans and husband Les of Stanley, NC; brothers Michael and Alan Gilbert, Belmont, NC; three neph-ews, two nieces, three great-great nephews and two great-great nieces.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday with a memorial service following at 2 p.m. at Full Gospel Church, 106 School Street, North Belmont.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Charles George Medical Center, Valor Hospice Unit, 1100 Tunnel
Road, Ashe-ville, NC 28805.