Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Obituary - Thomas Allen Gilbert

Thomas Allen Gilbert, 76 of Butler, Missouri passed away May 27th, 2022 at his home in Butler. Cremation, with private family services to be held. Arrangements entrusted to the Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler (660-679-0009). Messages of condolence may be left for the family at

Allen was born April 13, 1946 in Harrisonville, Missouri to Thomas and Ella Ladd Gilbert.

He grew up in Gridley, California and enlisted in the US Army in 1964. He served for two years. Following his honorable discharge, Allen moved to Missouri where he would meet the love of his life, Patsy Sayre of Harrisonville, Missouri. They would later marry on April 9, 1996. Allen spent many years hauling dynamite, until he retired. After which, he and Patsy would deliver camper trailers from state to state.

Allen was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings Darrell, Julie, and Lawrence David Gilbert.

He is survived by his wife Patsy Gilbert, son Raymond Gilbert, brothers Paul and wife Kathy, sisters Alice Cummings, and Nora VanAntwerp, sister-in-law Phyllis Gilbert, along with many nieces and nephews. Allen also leaves behind a long list of friends, because he never knew a stranger.

Allen had a strong devotion and love for his family and he will be forever remembered and missed.

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