Melvin Gilbert

Melvin Ruel Gilbert

Monday, April 11th, 1927 - Thursday, April 9th, 2020
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Arlington - Melvin Ruel Gilbert, 92 passed on thru the gates of heaven Thursday, April 9,2020 at Arlington Memorial hospital following a brief illness.

He leaves his companion Susan Tyner, his son, Cecil Gilbert, his daughter Angel McCullough, brother Carl Jack Gilbert, four grandchildren; and many friends.

Born in Dennison TX and raised in Grandview TX, the son of W. Asbury and Annie Gilbert, he was a lifelong resident of Arlington.

After serving with the Army Air Corp during WWII he stop off in southern California to stay with an elder brother where he married his first wife Anna Marie. They moved to Texas shortly after marriage. Melvin went to work for Temco aircraft manufacturing. after being layed off by the late 50's he began a new career as a mechanic for Bob Cooke ford, then to service writer, manager service dept. then on to auto/truck sales. Melvin returned to aircraft manufacturing now known as LTV where he retired has a production manager.
Melvin enjoyed his fraternal organizations, Arlington Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge and American Legion.

A burial service was held on April 13 at the DFW National cemetery. Formal funeral services were not allowed due to the government Corona virus restrictions.

Wade Family Funeral Home
(817) 274-9233
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