Julian L. Gilbert of Covington died on Feb. 27, 2014, at Heritage Healthcare. He was born Sept. 15, 1921. Mr. Gilbert was a World War II veteran of the United States Army. He was a longtime member of Hopewell Presbyterian Church. He faithfully attended the Adult Sunday School Class and church. He was a Ruling Elder as Elder Emeritus. He enjoyed working on his farm and in his vegetable garden. He loved the animals and walking. He retired from Lithonia Lighting after many years. He was a member of Worthville Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny Matthew and Ocie Gilbert. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 years, Hazel Gilbert. He is survived by his son, Jerry L. Gilbert of Oxford, and daughter, Bonnie Faye Gilbert of Covington.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. March 2, 2014 in the Chapel of Wheeler Funeral Home, with Pastor Tanner Cline officiating. Interment will follow at Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. March 1. Guests can sign the online register at www.wheelerfuneralhome.com. (770) 786-7111.