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Roy E. (PeeWee) Gilbert

Mr. Roy E. (PeeWee) Gilbert of Mena, Arkansas went to be with his beloved Mother on Saturday, February 6, 2021 in Texarkana Texas.

He was born November 27, 1938 to the late Roy E. Gilbert and Jewell Eva Lee Daves in Ink, Arkansas.  He was a standout football player for Mena High School.  He honorably served in the U. S. Army in 1957 for over 22 years.  He was extremely proud of his service and often referred to soldiers as “My Troopers”. He was an avid golfer having played most of, if not all the “old courses” during his deployment in Europe. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter Tonya Gilbert.  He was a life member of Mena Lodge #781 of The Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks.  He is survived by numerous friends and special friends, Mary Lee Bradley, and Butch Cecil.

Roy was sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

Resting place will be with his mother at Concord Cemetery in Ink, Arkansas to be announced at a later date.

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