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In Memory of

John Bradley Gilbert

May 14, 1943 - September 11, 2016

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Rev. John Bradley (Brad) Gilbert age 73 of New Tazewell, TN was born May 14, 1943 in Melbourne, Australia. He passed to his heavenly home at the Turkey Creek Medical Center on September 11, 2016. He was a member of Dogwood Heights Baptist Church. Brad was a Railroad Engineer, Locomotive Engineer, Pastor and Chaplain. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and motorcycle rider. Brad was preceded in death by his mother, Joyce Gilbert; step-father, James Gilbert; father, J.B. ; sister Sharon Gilbert Newton; grandparents, J.B. and Maude Gross; Fred & Reda Elliott .
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Rev. John Bradley (Brad) Gilbert age 73 of New Tazewell, TN was born May 14, 1943 in Melbourne, Australia. He passed to his heavenly home at the Turkey Creek Medical Center on September 11, 2016. He was a member of Dogwood Heights Baptist Church. Brad was a Railroad Engineer, Locomotive Engineer, Pastor and Chaplain. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and motorcycle rider. Brad was preceded in death by his mother, Joyce Gilbert; step-father, James Gilbert; father, J.B. ; sister Sharon Gilbert Newton; grandparents, J.B. and Maude Gross; Fred & Reda Elliott .
He is survived by his loving wife: Willa Dean Gilbert
Sons: James Gilbert
Bradley & wife Rena Gilbert
Mikey Gilbert
Daughter: Deana Garland and Fiancee' Steve Cheatwood
Grandchildren: Erika & Aaron Garland; Ryley & Sophie Gilbert; Emma Grace & Gabriel, Cathy Gilbert and J.C.
Special Son: Ron Hayes
Brother: Ronnie Gross
Sisters-in-law: Evyleen Zaboji and Pauline Ford
Brothers-in-law: Alvin (Christine) Ford
Rick (Partner) Newton
Nephews: Brian (Tammy) Newton and Daryl Lee (Janiece) Newton
Many more relatives and friends too numerous to name.
A special thank you to Dr. Malcolm Foster, Stephen Miller, NP, Beth and Jeff Pope, the Tennova Turkey Creek Medical Center ICU staff and Lisa Godwin a very special nurse who took such loving care of him.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 P.M. Friday September 16, 2016 at Coffey Funeral Home in Tazewell. Funeral service 2:00 P.M. Saturday September 17, 2016 in the Coffey Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in the Fairview Cemetery in New Tazewell, TN
Ministers: Rev. Roger Hansard and Rev. Kenny Trent
Singer: Brenda Reed Bolden; David & Juanita Honeycutt
Pallbearers: Scotty Moyers, Gary Reams, Ron Hayes, Steve Smith, Aaron Garland, Todd Mallicoat, Steve Cheatwood, Jimmy Catron and Kevin Wenger.
Honorary Pallbearers: Dr. Farris, Stephen Miller, Dr. Pannocchia, Dr. Stewart, Dr. Pratt, Dr. Foster, Tony Jennings, Dr. Davis, Lisa Godwin, Erving Buchanan and all ICU Staff.
Coffey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.