Charles Melvin Gilbert, 65, of Terre Haute, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, with his wife, Betty Rose and daughter, Lauri by his side. He was born in Terre Haute, on Oct 25,1951, to Charles Flloyd Gilbert and Carol Jean Gilbert.
Charles retired from the Air National Guard after 40 years of service as a draftsman. Charles was raised in Reseda, Calif., and then moved back to Terre Haute.
Charles never met a stranger, he was loved by many, and he loved his sudoku puzzles, pointillism, art work, airbrush, and he loved to build anything no matter what it was, houses, garages, sheds. He loved good music, good people and he will be sadly missed by many. Charles fought cancer and lost the battle after five years.
Charles is survived by four children, Douglas, Lauri, Charles, and Christopher. He also is survived by nine grandchildren.
Per his wishes, there will be a private graveside service with military honors. Roselawn Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.
Published on  May 18, 2017