Keith Gilbert

Services for Keith Gilbert will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 at McClain-Hays Chapel with the Rev. Carroll Reed officiating. 

Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Newton County. Visitation was held from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 at McClain-Hays Funeral Home. McClain-Hays Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Gilbert, 72, of Little Rock, died Sunday, March 18, 2018, at his home. 

He was a native of the Linwood community of Neshoba County and a longtime resident of Little Rock community of Newton County. He retired from U.S. Motors in Philadelphia

after 34 years. Mr. Gilbert was Baptist by faith.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Linda Gilbert of Little Rock; a daughter, Lisa Gilbert Thompson (Virgil) of Salem, Va.; and two sons, James Gilbert (Melody) of Little Rock and John

Gilbert (Amanda) of Linwood; nine grandchildren, Christopher Pearson, Justin Gilbert, Kimberly Gilbert, Stephanie Todd, Jordyn Gilbert, Jonathan Gilbert, Alex Gilbert, Connor Gilbert and Pierce Allen Gilbert; four great-grandchildren, Kayden Simpson, Lynda Edwards, Hazel Todd and Isaiah Todd; and one brother, Jimmy Lee Gilbert of Atlanta.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mable Gilbert; his father, E. D. Gilbert; two brothers, John and George Gilbert; and a sister, Eva D. Barrett.

Pallbearers will be Christopher Pearson, Alex Gilbert, Ricky Gilbert, Speedy Barrett, Larry Morgan and Tommy Moore.  Honorary pallbearers will be Connor Gilbert, Pierce Allen Gilbert and Colby Todd.

In lieu of flowers family requests memorials be made to Blair Batson Children’s Hospital.