Floyd Joseph ìPaî ìBoboî Gilbert, 76, of Flat Rock, passed away Tuesday, April 24, at the Elizabeth House. A native and lifelong resident of Henderson county, he was the son of the late Carroll Nathaniel and Sudie McKinney Gilbert and husband of the late Elsie ìGrannyî Gilbert who died in 2009. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Jim Gilbert. He was caretaker at Blue Ridge Community College for 30 years and also spent several years working with many of the local county apple farmers. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church. He loved to hunt and fish, but his true joy was his family and the grandchildren that were the love of his life.
Mr. Gilbert is survived by his son, Charlie Gilbert and his wife Barbara of Saluda; four grandchildren, Chris Gilbert and his wife Holly, Amanda Crisp and her husband Kyle, Rev. Justin White and his wife Naomi and Rev. Brandon White and his wife Emily; four great-grandchildren, Christopher and Caleb Gilbert and Alyssa and Tiffany Crisp; two brothers, Bud and Donald Gilbert; and his faithful dog Spec.
A funeral will be held 2:00 PM Friday, April 27, in the chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. Rev. Eddie Conard and Rev. Justin White will officiate. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 9:00pm Thursday, April 26, at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.