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Sammy Lee Gilbert


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Sammy Lee Gilbert Obituary
Sammy Lee Gilbert, age 80, of Sweetwater, passed away on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 at Hendrick Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 at Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Cate-Spencer & Trent Funeral Home
Sammy was born on June 12, 1935 to Sam and Mettie (Smoot) Gilbert. He married Barbara Sue "Bobbie" Gilbert on Sept. 27, 1956. He worked for Flintkote for nine years and then owned his own garage and mechanic shop, Sam's Place. He was a Baptist.
He is survived by son, Derrick Gilbert and wife Laura of Sweetwater; daughter, Susan Oleson and husband Bo of Sweetwater; five grandchildren, Waylon Edwards, Roger Sallas and wife Elaine, Kristopher Dunn and wife Melissa, Josh Gilbert and wife Christine and Zach Gilbert; two great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Norman and Dawson Gilbert; and special friend, Helen Templeton of Haskell.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Mettie Gilbert; wife, Barbara (Bobbie) Gilbert; and three brothers, Carroll Gilbert, Delmar Ray (Slim) Gilbert and Lowell Gilbert.
Pallbearers will be Josh Gilbert, Zach Gilbert, Bo Oleson, Roger Sallas, Marlin Daniel and Kerry Baker.
Honorary pallbearers are Dwight Gunn, Lowell Williams, Kristopher Dunn and Waylon Edwards.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015.
Memorials may be made to .
Published in Sweetwater Reporter on Sept. 10, 2015
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