Charles R. Gilbert
Charles R. Gilbert, 86, of Springfield, died at 1:45 am, Monday, December 21, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born August 3, 1929 in Springfield, to Gale and Melvina Tucker Gilbert. He married Beverly Kluge in 1992 and she survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Vickie (fiance: Frank Willhite) Power of Springfield, Debbie Gilbert of Riverton and Gayle (Britt) Edwards of Springfield; one son, Patrick Gilbert of Springfield; six grandchildren, Fred, Blake, Justin, J.P., Rachel and Taylor; two great-grandchildren, Kylah and
Camden; one sister, Rosalie Shankland of Springfield and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Craig Gilbert; two sisters, Marjorie Powell and Helen Dyson and one brother Harold Gilbert.
Charles was a Shriner and a member of the Air National Guard. He was a member of International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. He enjoyed traveling and loved animals and always had pets.
He retired from the Springfield Police Department in 1990 and had also worked as a Deputy for Sangamon
County Sheriff Office in the Court System.
Visitation: 11 am – 1 pm, Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 1 pm, Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home with Reverend John Standard
officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Protective league.