Billy Dean Gilbert Sr., 83, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018. He was born April 4, 1935, in Jonesboro. He was in the commercial construction industry, an Army veteran and was of the Pentecostal faith.
Funeral is 1 p.m. Thursday at Ocker-Putman Funeral Home in Fort Smith with burial with honors at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Gilbert; three daughters, Brenda Gilbert and Rebecca Martinez, both of Hot Springs, and Linda Curtis of Royal; three sons, Billy Gilbert of Greenwood, Timothy Gilbert and Bobby Gilbert of Hot Springs; two sisters, Janie Bryant of Hobart, Id., and Pat Grissom of Lake Station, Ind.; a brother, Gary Gilbert of Jonesboro; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Victor Martinez, Brian Curtis, Billy Ray, Timothy, Anthony and Austin Gilbert.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.