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Billy Ray "George" Gilbert

October 4, 1938 ~ October 24, 2017 (age 79)

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Billy Ray "George" Gilbert, 79, husband of Authalene Bingham Gilbert, of Taylors, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, October 24, 2017.

Born in Greenville County, he was the son of the late William Ansel and Viola Snell Gilbert.

Billy Ray was a charter member of Praise Cathedral Church of God. He retired from Poe Mill, Startex Mill, and Sunrise Assisted Living. Billy Ray enjoyed woodworking, going to the beach, and Carnival Cruises.

In addition to his loving wife of 54 years, he is survived by two sons, Stacey and Shannon Gilbert; three grandchildren, Brandon, Melann, and Austin Gilbert; a great-grandson, Zander; a sister, Louise Gilbert Evatt; three nieces, Lisa Evatt Coxie, Dawn Evatt Kennedy, and Christian Kennedy Brissey; and a great-nephew, Levi Wayne.

In addition to his parents, Billy Ray was preceded in death by two sons, Scotty Ray and Shon Gilbert.

A visitation will be held Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. at Praise Cathedral Church of God with the funeral service to follow at 12:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. Burial will be held in Graceland Cemetery, West.

The family will be at the home.

Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown.

Cemetery Details

Graceland Cemetery West
4814 White Horse Road
Greenville, SC, 29611


OCT 28. 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Praise Cathedral

3390 Brushy Creek Road

Greer, SC, US, 29650

Funeral Service

OCT 28. 12:00 PM

Praise Cathedral

3390 Brushy Creek Road

Greer, SC, US, 29650

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