News Death Notice
GILBERT, Austin Tyler 17, of Springfield passed away Friday, October 5, 2012. He was born November 21, 1994 in Springfield to Stevie and Shuavon Gilbert of Springfield. Austin was a senior at Greenon High School. He is survived by his parents, two sisters, Tammy (Justin) Collins of Dayton, Shianne Gilbert of Springfield, two brothers, Anthony Gilbert and Chris (Christina) Gilbert both of Springfield, Great Granny Virginia Russell, Mamaw Hester Knox, Maternal Aunts Carla, Bonnie and Shelly, and Maternal Uncle Jake and paternal Aunts Linda, Dorothy and Mazie, Uncles Jack, Bill and Kendal. As well as many special nieces, nephews, cousins, great aunts and uncles. He is also survived by two very special friends Andrew Day and Joe Hartley as well as his best friend his dog Lakota. Austin was preceeded in death by his Maternal Grandfather Carl Ray Kemplin, Paternal Grandparents Willard and Mildred Gilbert, Aunt Betty Faye Booth, Cousins Shirley Wooten and Tasha Robinson. Austin had a love for life, his family and his friends .He was very much an animal lover as well. He loved strumming on his guitar and playing for everyone. His smile could light up the darkest moments. He will be forever missed and loved by all that knew him. A special thanks to all his friends, family and everyone who has supported us during this difficult time. A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00pm Wednesday, October 10, 2012 in Full Gospel Pentecostal Church, 2500 Fowler Rd, Springfield with burial following the service in Enon Cemetery. Visitation will be held 11-1 prior to the service in the church. Adkins Funeral Home is assisting Austin's family with his final care.