Nicky Jay Gilbert
Nicky Jay Gilbert, 76, beloved husband, father, grandfather (PaPa) and greatgrandfather of Lumberton died Tuesday, May 19, 2020. He leaves behind his wife, Rachael Gilbert of Lumberton; Brother Gary Dell Gilbert and wife Linda of Panama City, FL; Sister-in-law Becky Gilbert of Silsbee; Sister-inlaw Rose Lummus of Kirbyville; Sister-in-law Mary Jo Gerald; Brother-in-law Billy Gerald of Kirbyville; son, Tony Gendron and wife Melody of Tampa, FL; son Chris Gendron of Indianapolis; daughter, Nicole Cole and husband Philip of Sam Ray burn; Clay Gilbert and wife Tammie of Silsbee; Wade Gilbert and wife Lisa of Lufkin; Casey Gilbert and wife Sonia of Austin; and ten grandchildren and 11 greatgrandchildren.
His wide-ranging work life from an early age included management at Coca-Cola, heavy equipment mechanic at Brown and Root, work in Iraq as a diesel mechanic and work for the Newton School District as a mechanic.
Family viewing was held on Friday, May 22, at Farmer Funeral Home in Silsbee TX and burial on May 24, at Friendship Cemetery in Friendship.