Kenneth Ray Gilbert

January 1, 1943 - September 27, 2018
Kenneth Ray Gilbert

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Kenneth Ray Gilbert, 75, of Hendersonville took his journey home on Thursday, September 27, 2018. He was the son of the late John Bunyon Gilbert and Jeanette Watson Gilbert. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Delois Owensby Gilbert.

Ray was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County. He was a softball spectator, bluegrass music lover, and a self-sacrificing man for his family and friends. A hobby farmer, Ray loved the outdoors and tractors. For over 50 years, he was a faithful employee on the property that is now Crooked Creek Golf Course. His genuine love and spirit will be greatly missed, and he will be warmly remembered as a loving father and proud grandfather.

Ray is survived by his second wife, Moiena Gilbert; daughter, Joetta Lewis and husband, Keith; son, Rodney Gilbert and wife, Becky; grandchildren, Shelby, Shane and his wife, Amie, Casey, Sydney and Dustin; great-granddaughter, Elliott; and many siblings, their spouses, and nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be held at 11 am Monday, October 1, 2018 at Beulah Baptist Church with Reverend Dewey Barnwell officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 PM Sunday at Shuler Funeral Home.


Monday, October 1, 2018
11:00 AM

Beulah Baptist Church - Directions
7088 Willow Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Monday, October 1, 2018

Beulah Baptist Church Cemetery - Directions
Willow Road
Hendersonville, NC


Sunday, September 30, 2018
5:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Shuler Funeral Home - Directions
125 Orr's Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • September 29, 2018
    Kay Shepherd lit a candle:
    Lit since September 29, 2018 at 9:01:46 AM

  • September 29, 2018
    Mark and Diedra Quinn says:
    Our thoughts,and prayers of comfort go out to Rays family. He was a kind and caring person.

  • September 29, 2018
    Marvinccarson says:
    Love you Uncle Ray your nefew marvin

  • September 29, 2018
    Emily DeLaney says:
    My thoughts are prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. I pray the Lord carries you all through the days ahead and enables you to reflect on the memories your shared with your father/grandfather.

  • September 30, 2018
    Malcolm McCarson says:
    Uncle Ray was a pillar in the family ,was a man of integrity and honor.will miss his smile . had a nickname for everyone snuffy says I will see you next time we meet again