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February 22, 1958 ~ September 7, 2021 (age 63)


David I. Gilbert, 63 passed away September 7, 2021 at his home in Sunbright, TN.


David is survived by his daughters, Lorien Gilbert, Lancaster, PA and Carly Gilbert Manuel (Kevin), Oak Ridge, TN, grandchildren, Lucas and Grace, brothers, Tim Gilbert (Wendy), McDonough, GA and Jon Gilbert (Michelle), Knoxville, TN ;  former spouse, Terri McReynolds Gilbert and the McReynolds family;  and a host of aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by grandparents, Steve McWilliams, Lillian Scoggins, Earl and Julia Gilbert; parents, Dorothy Anne McWilliams Gilbert and Benard Irvin Gilbert, brother, Mark Gilbert.

David graduated from Lithonia High School and Mercer University.  He enjoyed a long and successful career in manufacturing management with numerous companies around Atlanta and Oak Ridge, TN: John Harland, Loveable, Avery Denisen, Theragenics and ATK.


A US Navy Veteran, David proudly served on the USS Wainwright, based in Charleston, SC.  He loved music and had a magical way with plants.  He had a big heart and a bigger personality, loved to cook and entertain and make people laugh.  He was a Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary of Oak Ridge.


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