Wayne Gilbert

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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.