Joseph Richard “Joe” Gilbert

Funeral services for Joseph Richard "Joe" Gilbert, 57, of Lufkin will be held Friday, June 27, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in the Elwyn M. Gipson Memorial Chapel with Pastor Kevin Poage officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park.

Mr. Gilbert was born July 12, 1950 in Salem, Oregon to the late Esther (Griffith) and Joseph Richard Gilbert, Sr., and died Tuesday, June 24, 2008 in a local hospital.

Mr. Gilbert had resided in Lufkin since 1974. He owned and operated Best Rate Tank Cleaning, and attended the Clawson Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Kathleen "Kathy" Gilbert of Lufkin; daughters and sons-in-law, Jessica Gilbert of Lufkin, Beverly and Scott Jackson of Austin, Jodie and Kevin Weatherly of Pollok and Kelly Gilbert of Hudson; son and daughter-in-law, Bubba and Pat Grimes of Lufkin; grandchildren, Heather Jordon of Pollok, Ryan Jordon of Lufkin, Mary Ann Jackson and Gracie Marie Jackson, both of Austin, Aaron Weatherly and Courtney Weatherly, both of Pollok, Cody Lee, Dixie Lee, Autumn Perkins and Ashly Perkins, all of Hudson; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Linda Gilbert of Lufkin; sisters and brother-in-law, Nanci Guenther and Mike Williams of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Beverly Starr of Kilgore and Rose Vonwal of California; and numerous nieces, nephews and close friends.

The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.