Cecil Dwight Gilbert
Cecil Dwight Gilbert

August 13, 1921 - September 7, 2017
Born in Little Rock, AR
Resided in Shelby Township, MI
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Cecil Dwight Gilbert, age 96, died peacefully on September 7, 2017 at Shelby Manor Assisted Living. He was born on August 13, 1921 in Little Rock, AR. He is the son of Juanita and Cecil Dewitt Gilbert.

Cecil served his country in the US Army for 3 years. He was stationed in Sicily, Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Southern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe with the 3rd Infantry Division, 41st Field Artillery B Battery. He was wounded in action on February 2, 1944. After the war he worked with Union 292 Sheet Metal Workers where he became the longest paying union member after paying dues for 72 years. He is also a member of the Masonic Lodge with over 25 years of dedication.

Beloved husband of the late Virginia for 66 years. Loving father of Gail Gilbert and Kevin Gilbert. Cherished grandfather of Michelle Richmond (Thomas, Sr.) and the late James Gilbert Dortch. Great-grandfather of Brian Dortch, Jessica Richmond (fiance Eric Weidner), and Thomas Richmond, Jr. Dear brother of Peggy "Betty" Norman (the late William), Susan Kazerski (Kenneth), Richard Gilbert, Jack Hart (Carolyn), the late Mary Hallums (Jay), the late John Gilbert (Betty), the late Floy Hart, the late William "Billy" Gilbert. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm with a funeral service at 7:00 pm at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr Road at Masonic, Warren. Interment will be in Great Lakes National Cemetery on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 12:30 pm.

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A.H. Peters Funeral Home of Warren
32000 Schoenherr Road,
Warren, MI US 48088
Sunday, September 10, 2017
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
A. H. Peters Funeral Home of Warren
32000 Schoenherr
Warren, MI US 48088
Sunday, September 10, 2017
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Great Lakes National Cemetery
4200 Belford Road,
Holly, MI United States 48442
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM