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Perry Don Gilbert

October 4, 1961 — June 16, 2021

Perry Don Gilbert, 59, passed away, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 in Morrilton, Arkansas. He was October 4, 1961 in Russellville, Arkansas to Perry Lyle Gilbert and Sharon Gilbert Knoernschild.

Perry Don graduated from Vo-Tech in Morrilton with a degree in diesel mechanics and he was an alignment specialist at Hindsman tires for many years. He had a passionate love for Peterbilt’s and everything with 18 wheels. He was truly a shinning star. He touched so many and never met a stranger. He was always smiling and will be missed by many.  

He was preceded in death by his father; grandparents, Lyle and Vivian Gilbert, Clayton and Julia Powell; sister, Amy Knoernschild; sister-in-law, Melanie Gilbert

He is survived by his loving wife Chasity; daughter, Lacey Dawn Gilbert; Sons, Perry Jason Gilbert, Britton Gilbert, Kaiden Edwards; Mother and Stepfather, Sharon Knoernschild & Leo; siblings, Alan (Jacque) Gilbert, Brian Gilbert, Jeffery Gilbert, Alisa (Jadd) Kimbrough; Grandsons, Kinzo and Kyzer, sons of Lacey, who were his pride and joy; Granddaughter, Isabella Goodall, daughter of Jason Gilbert; Nieces, Sayre, Kamper & Serenidy, and many more special nieces and nephews; Honorary sons, Tyler Lee Boyce and Cody Roberts.

A special thank you to Shannon Boyer for her kindness and care taking until the end.

A celebration of his life will be announced at a later date.

Donations to assist with the funeral arrangements may be made to Russellville Family Funeral.

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