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Frank Salis Gilbert

June 25, 1954 ~ March 2, 2024 (age 69) 69 Years Old
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Frank Gilbert Obituary

Frank Salis Gilbert

Badass from June 25, 1954 ~ March 2, 2024

Frank Salis Gilbert, 69, entered into eternal life on March 2, 2024, surrounded by his family and loved ones. Frank was born on June 25, 1954, in Detroit, Michigan to Paul Eugene Gilbert and Betty Lou Bell. He was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather, Larry A. Bell; sister, Sandra “Sandy” Stover; brother, Keith; sister-in-law, Betsy, Victor Butler and several other cousins and uncles. He is survived by his wife of nearly two decades, Mary Jimenez; step-children, Michael Chavez, Jr. and Crystal Velasquez; their respective families, brothers, Rodney and wife, Helen, Jeff, Curtis, Davis, Thomas and wife, Mirian; sister, Debbie Pennington; numerous nieces and nephews including, Donna Ruth Butler, Bienvenido and Benny, Danny Gilbert, Natasha Gilbert, Davis Gilbert, Jr., Johnny and Stacey Riley and several others.

Frank’s life was one of adventure, including being a member of the 82nd Airborne Unit in the United States Army. His various pastimes include a lifelong love of the outdoors, activities such as hunting and shooting, riding motorcycles and above all, was an avid fisherman, which even extended into making his own homemade, high quality fishing rods. “Frank’s Custom Rods”. Though he wasn’t the biggest cook himself, Frank also had a love of food, especially barbecue, and enjoyed sharing meals with his family and friends.

Frank had his own unique way with words, and often spoke exactly what was on his mind, sometimes not filtered, but to know Frank you expected nothing less. Frank was his own man, and there was a kindness in him that he was happy to share with those he loved and cared for.

Galatians 2:20

Christ life showed me how and enabled me to do it. I identified myself completely with him. Indeed, I have been crucified with Christ. My ego is no longer central. It is no longer important that I appear righteous before you or have your good opinion, and I am no longer driven to impress God. Christ lives in me. The life you see me living is not “mine”, but it is lived by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself to me.

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