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Samuel Elza Gilbert

May 8, 1941 February 28, 2019
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Mr. Samuel Elza Gilbert, age 77, of Wallingford, Kentucky, passed away Thursday afternoon, February 28, 2019, at Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.

He was born May 8, 1941, in Lewis County, Kentucky, a son of the late Wilburn Red and Violet Pollitt Gilbert.

Samuel was a member of the Petersville Church Of God and enjoyed looking at antique tractors hit and miss, antique motors, going to antique shows, racing, picking on folks and spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Harvey Gilbert and Ray Moore and one sister, Joyce Myers.

Samuel is survived by his wife of 60 years, Alena Toller Gilbert; two sons, Harry Gilbert of Vanceburg, Kentucky and Denny Gilbert (Kelley) of Wallingford, Kentucky; five grandchildren, Jerrod Gilbert, Joshua Gilbert, Dalton Grayson Gilbert, Tyler Gilbert and Tessa Gilbert; three great grandchildren, Chris Meyer, Jaxon Gilbert and Kylie Gilbert; one brother, Troy Gilbert of Wallingford, Kentucky; five sisters, Lula Cox of Maysville, Kentucky, Bonnie Highlander of Wallingford, Kentucky, Donnie Faye Wilson of Maysville, Kentucky, Patricia Mabry of Flemingsburg, Kentucky and Janet Bell of New Mexico. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at the Petersville Church Of God in Petersville, Kentucky with Brother Harry Meadows and Brother Milt Stanfield officiating. His body will lie in state one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Burial will follow in the Esham Cemetery in Lewis County, Kentucky.

Friends may visit from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2019 at Tollesboro Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 11918 KY 57, Tollesboro, Kentucky 41189.

Mike Edington, Frankie Arthurs, Harry Stanfield, Gary Kegley, Markie Dillon, Roger Lykins and Barry Dillon will serve as pallbearers.

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