Christopher Bryan Gilbert

May 17, 1983 - December 9, 2009
Christopher Bryan Gilbert

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Christopher B. Gilbert, 26, of Hendersonville, NC, died Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at his home.

A native and lifelong residence of Henderson County, he was the son of Thomas and Bobbie Hilton Gilbert of Hendersonville. He was preceded in death by his half-brother, Jonathan Gilbert.

He graduated from Hendersonville High School in 2001 and served in the US Army. He completed his EMT Training and earned his Black Belt in Karate from Doug Perry’s Shorinryu Karate. He was a published author of American fiction and poetry.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his half-brothers, Justin Gilbert and Jason Gilbert; his half-sister, Tonia Davis; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 PM Monday, December 14, 2009 in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. The Reverend Steven Newman will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home, and, at other times, will be at their home at 240 Stonebrook Drive in Hendersonville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605, or donations may be made in his memory to the Make A Wish Foundation at Baybreeze Seafood Restaurant in Hendersonville.


Monday, December 14, 2009
12:00 AM

Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home - Directions
125 Orrs Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • December 20, 2009
    Array says:

  • December 14, 2009
    Sabrina Poirier says:
    All my condolences. I only spent a year in High School with Chris in 2000/2001. We never spoke too much, yet somehow he touched my soul and left a strong impression on me because today my heart cries. I remember he always had a kind "Hello" and a warm smile for me. I will miss him dearly. My thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends on this terrible day. May you all be blessed and find comfort in knowing that Chris now is an angel watching over you.

  • December 14, 2009
    Judy Reeves says:
    I will remember your laughter at the dinner table at my house and cutting up and joking with my family. I will miss you Chris. May you have peace.

  • December 14, 2009
    Caroline Paxton-Short says:
    Dear Chris, We will always miss you.

  • December 14, 2009
    Joshua Santiago says:
    My deepest sympathy to Chris' family in this difficult time. He was a great friend to so many of us and will be missed.