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Victor Allen Gilbert

March 9, 1944 September 30, 2019
Victor Allen Gilbert
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Obituary for Victor Allen Gilbert

Allen Gilbert, age75 of Amarillo and formerly of Hollis, Oklahoma and a longtime teacher inOklahoma and Wellington, Texas, passed away Monday, September 30, 2019 inAmarillo, Texas.

Allen was born on March9th, 1944 in Harmon County Oklahoma nine miles southwest of Hollis on the Gilbert family farm. Allen was one of nine children to his parents Thomas Cawood “T.C.” Gilbert and Edna Ruth (Wortham) Gilbert. He grew up on the farm and was educated at the Arnett Public School System where he was a proud graduate from the class of 1962. After high school Allen attended the Sayre Junior College where he played baseball. He then went on to earn his bachelor’s ofcomposite science in education degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma in 1966 and later Allen earned his Master’s Degree in biology at SWOSU. While at SWOSU Allen met the love of his life Barbara Jean Hill and they were married on June 7, 1969 at the Corinth Baptist Church and they have enjoyed over 50 years of marriage together. Allen started his teaching career in Rocky, Oklahoma and then he worked for the Amarillo schools for one year. He went back home and taught in the Arnett Public School System. He taught school and drove a school bus in Wellington ISD. He enjoyed working with all his students. While Allen worked as a teacher, he always helped work the family farm with his dad and later Allen purchased the family farm and maintained it for many years until he retired. Throughout the years he was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church and he enjoyed going to the Wellington, Texas football games. He also enjoyed farming, fishing and hunting, riding 3-wheelers, traveling with Barbara, watching Days of our Lives, westerns, and the Dallas Cowboys. Allen loved working the family farm and teaching and he will be missed every much.

Preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Edward Hugh Gilbert; Cawood Junior Gilbert; and William Lawrence Gilbert; two sisters, Joyce Loraine Penington; and Nannie Ruth Denham; Allen is survived by his wife Barbara Hill Gilbert of the home; two brothers, Raymond Owen Gilbert and wife Ann of Arkansas; Lainial David Gilbertand wife Nelda of Altus, Oklahoma; one sister, Caro Mae Hollis of Amarillo; numerous nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews, other family members and many special friends.

The family will greet friends at visitation from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 3,2019 at Harmon County Funeral Home in Hollis.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Harmon County Funeral Chapel in Hollis with pastor Glenn Alley officiating.

Interment will follow services at Fairmount Cemetery in Hollis under the direction of Harmon County Funeral Home, Hollis, Oklahoma.

To sign the online guest book and share memories with the family please visit www.HarmonCountyFuneral.com


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Visitation

Thursday

3

Oct

5:00 PM 10/3/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/3/2019 7:00:00 PM
Harmon County Funeral Home Chapel

417 East Broadway
Hollis, OK 73550

Harmon County Funeral Home Chapel
417 East Broadway Hollis 73550 OK

Funeral

Friday

4

Oct

10:00 AM 10/4/2019 10:00:00 AM
Harmon County Funeral Home Chapel

417 East Broadway
Hollis, OK 73550

Harmon County Funeral Home Chapel
417 East Broadway Hollis 73550 OK

Interment

Friday

4

Oct

Fairmount Cemetery

Hollis, OK
Hollis, OK 73554

Fairmount Cemetery
Hollis, OK Hollis 73554 OK
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