John Howard Gilbert Jr. of Holdenville, Oklahoma passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. John was born on July 23, 1978 to John Howard Sr. and Anita Sue (Lipe) Gilbert.
John was raised with his loving mother and sisters in Holdenville. He attended Holdenville and Bowlegs Public Schools. John worked in the oilfield for many years and also helped his grandpa, Jerry Lipe, with his wrecker service. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his five children, playing baseball, fishing, and going to the casino. He especially loved eating his brother-in-law's cooking and also liked listening to thumpin' music with his "hands".
John is preceded in death by his wife and the mother of his children Angie, his father John Howard Gilbert Sr., his grandparents Jerry and Ina Pearl Lipe, Howard Gilbert and JoAnn Jones, and Glen and Ruth Brinlee. He is survived by his mother Anita Gilbert, his five children James, Jeff, Aresha, Dannon and Amber Lee, sisters LaTosha Allen and husband Derrick, and Melissa Brinlee and fiance Tyler Bible, and John's fiance Ginger Brodehl, and a host of many nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends.
Funeral Services will be at 2:00 PM Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Holdenville, Oklahoma with Marla and Tony Chesser officiating. Interment will follow at the Holdenville Cemetery in Holdenville, Oklahoma. Pallbearers are Anthony "Red" Thetford, Kyle Cotts, Pat "P.B." Brown, Bill Evans, Roger Lynn Evans and Jake Evans. Honorary Pallbearers will be Derrick Allen, Tyler Bible, James McCoy, Jesse Brown, Lowell Wilhelm, Paul Tucker, Gene Babb and Pat "P.J." Janes.
Funeral Services are under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home in Holdenville, Oklahoma. Online condolences can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.