Willie Elden Gilbert, 73, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., son of the late Willie Green and Dora Virgeline (Whitehead) Gilbert, was born Dec. 10, 1934, in Jonesboro, Ark. He died Aug. 6, 2008, at the Fulton County Hospital in Salem, Ark.
He was united in marriage to June Lansford on June 14, 1953, at Jonesboro.
He worked as a golf course supervisor and was a member of The Living Church of God.
He is survived by: his wife, June Gilbert of Horseshoe Bend, ; a daughter, Judy Thomas of Jonesboro, ; four grandchildren, Heather Millsap of Jonesboro, Johnny Elden Schales of Little Rock; Loni June Norwood of Anmas, N.M., and Codi Elizabeth Schales of Brookland, Ark.; five great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; two brothers, John Wayne and Melton Lee Gilbert; one sister, Barbara Ann Floyd; and one grandson, Kegen Chase Schales.
No services are planned. Arrangements are by Barker Funeral Home of Salem, Ark.