THURSDAY SERVICE CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER. SERVICE IS SATURDAY AT 2:00 PM AT BAPTIST GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Mr. Early Wayne Gilbert, 72, of Fuquay-Varina passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Duke Raleigh Hospital in Raleigh. He was born in Wake County, the son of the late Early Raymond and Halley Virginia Bowling Gilbert. Wayne served in the N.C. National Guard and retired after 20 years. He volunteered with the Fuquay-Varina Rescue Squad and served on the Board of Directors for the Northwest Harnett Fire Department. Wayne was a member of Baptist Grove Baptist Church in Fuquay-Varina. He enjoyed traveling to West Jefferson with his wife, Elizabeth. Wayne was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Archie Gilbert.
Wayne is survived by his wife of 50 years, Elizabeth Holt Gilbert of the home; 2 sons, Gary Wayne Gilbert and wife Tracy of Fuquay-Varina; Scott Gilbert and wife Laura of Fuquay-Varina; 4 grandchildren, Tyler Gilbert, Cody Gilbert, Brianna Gilbert and Wyatt Gilbert.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 PM Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Baptist Grove Baptist Church in Fuquay-Varina with Rev. Ben Pearce and Rev. Richard Stribe officiating. Burial will follow in Gilbert Family Memorial Gardens in Fuquay-Varina with full military honors. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7:00-9:00 PM at O’Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home in Lillington and other times at the home.
Memorials may be made to Northwest Harnett Fire Department, 6015 Christian Light Rd., Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526.
O'Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home & Crematory
Wednesday January 3rd, 2018
7:00pm - 9:00pm
1310 S. Main St.
Lillington, NC 27546
Baptist Grove Baptist Church
Saturday January 6th, 2018
6140 Christian Light Rd
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
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Praying for your family! Mr. Wayne was a wonderful man!
Submitted by Dianna Cole on Jan 12 2018 02:44:08 PM
Comfort can be had by reading the wonderful promise that our heavenly Father has made regarding the dead at Isaiah 26:19. These words have provided comfort and hope for me and many others because it gives us a legitimate hope. May your family be comforted and stregthen as you read it.
Submitted by DW on Jan 9 2018 07:53:08 AM
Jerry & Kay Blanchard lit a candle for Wayne Gilbert
Jerry & Kay Blanchard lit a candle on Jan 6 2018 02:27:54 PM
Good bye my friend, it always fun working with you.
Submitted by Basil Tippette on Jan 5 2018 08:30:47 PM
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Mike, Wendy, Tyler and Aaron Church lit a candle on Jan 5 2018 05:19:19 PM
It was always a pleasure to be in Wayne's presence. He was so pleasant to chat with and always smiling. I know you will miss him. Celebrate the memories. Blessings to all.
Submitted by Alma Council on Jan 5 2018 04:49:12 PM
So sorry to hear of your loss. May God's promise at Revelation 21:3,4 bring hope, strength and comfort.
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Praying for the family during this sad time.
Wayne will be missed by us all !
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