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Hoover Robert Gilbert

Hoover Robert Gilbert, 84, of Dalton, Georgia, departed this life Wednesday morning, September 18, 2013 in the comfort of his home under hospice care.

Hoover was born March 19, 1929 in Pikeville, a son of the late Richard and Lydia Beach Gilbert. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Eva Jane Sapp Gilbert; a son-in-law, Ronald Thornton; brothers, Albert, S.L., Herbert, Donald, Brown and John Gilbert; and a sister, Mable Gross.  

He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Glenda and James Whitlock of Chatsworth, Georgia, Violet Thornton of Dalton, Georgia, Janie and David Wakefield of Crandall, Georgia; brother, Hobert Gilbert of Spencer; sister, Lillian Creeson of Sparta; grandchildren, Susan Wilkey, Jeanenne Kendrick, Tammie Willis, Selena Taylor, Shannon Wilbanks, Jon Wakefield, Stacy Hopkins and Robby Hopkins; 26 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Services to celebrate the life of Mr. Gilbert were held September 21 in the Pikeville Funeral Home Chapel in Pikeville with Reverend David Wakefield officiating. He was laid to rest at the Blackburn Cemetery in Pikeville with Dexter Burgess, Cody Kendrick, Justin Hopkins, Darrell Gilbert, Allen Dale Gilbert and Anthony Gilbert servings as pallbearers. 

Arrangements by were entrusted to Ponders Melrose Chapel in Dalton, Georgia.

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