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Gilbert Bosworth

April 8, 1933 — May 23, 2023

In Loving Memory of Gilbert Melvin Bosworth, Sr. Gilbert Bosworth, Sr., a cherished husband, father, and grandfather, entered God's kingdom on May 23, 2023 at 90 years of age in Tennessee. He was born on April 8, 1933 to Sam Bosworth and Frankie Knapp. Gilbert was preceded in death by his beloved daughter Sandra, his parents, his sister Billie, and his brothers Sonny, Jerry, Bobby and Carl. A devout Christian, Gilbert's unwavering faith guided him throughout his life. He leaves a legacy of love, kindness, and devotion to his family. Gilbert is survived by his wife, Ellen; his children, Karen, Gilbert Jr, and Shari; his grandchildren, Shawn, Sabrina, Stephanie and Marc, his great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Ashlyn, Kaylie, Evan, Colton, and Kylie; his sister Cindy, and numerous nieces and nephews. Gilbert answered the call of duty in his younger years and joined the Army in 1953, proudly serving his country until 1956 under Active Duty Service. He then served in the United States Army Reserves until 1961. Gilbert was stationed in Lackenheath England, Arkansas, Texas, and Oklahoma during his military service, where he exemplified bravery and dedication. After his time in the military, Gilbert embarked on a career in the structural steel industry. One of his greatest achievements was becoming the Superintendent of Fresno Steel and his involvement in the construction of the Astrodome in Houston, Texas, which was widely regarded as the "8th Wonder of the World." His contribution to such an iconic structure will forever be remembered. While Gilbert led a life filled with remarkable achievements, he remained a man of humility and strong moral values. He possessed unwavering integrity and never compromised his principles, regardless of the circumstances. Gilbert had a simple and unassuming style, often seen in cowboy boots, jeans, and button-down shirts. Gilbert found solace in the outdoors in his leisure time, enjoying fishing, hunting, and collecting eclectic items. Gilbert's passing has left an irreplaceable void in the hearts of his loved ones. He was a truly remarkable man, selfless to the core, and his family will forever feel the impact of his presence in their lives. Gilbert's ability to sacrifice, provide, support, forgive, and love unconditionally will be forever etched in the memories of all who knew him. A graveside service to honor Gilbert's life will occur on June 8, 2023 at 11:00 am in the rotunda of the West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at 4000 Forest Hill Irene Road, Memphis, Tennessee. The family invites all those who knew and loved Gilbert to join them in bidding farewell to a man who touched the lives of so many. While Gilbert may no longer be physically present, his spirit will continue to shine brightly through the love and cherished memories he has left behind. May Gilbert rest in eternal peace, knowing that his life was a true testament to love, faith, and selflessness.
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