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Gilbert "Papaw" Arnulfo Acosta

October 17, 1953February 3, 2019
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Gilbert Arnulfo Acosta, 65, of Fort Worth, Texas, passed away February 3, 2019.

He was born in San Angelo, Texas on October 17th, 1953. Gilbert graduated from Abilene Cooper High School in 1972. He married his sweetheart Mary A. Martinez on November 9th, 1974. He spent many years working as a truck driver with Sunny Fresh Farms and Cal-Maine Foods where he was fondly referred to as “Eggbert” and “Bert”. He was a member at Gateway Church NFW. He had a passion for God and worship. He served in sharing the gospel and the love of God with every person he met. He was very passionate about his family and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents, Adolfo Acosta and Mary Acosta, and his brother Edward Acosta.

Survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Mary A. Acosta. Children & spouses Connie and Terry Hill, Jessica and Thomas Dromgoole, Aaron and Jackie Acosta, and Joshua and Heather Acosta. Grandchildren Cayla, Avery, and Calvary Hill, Brayden, Noah, Celeste, and Kyra Dromgoole, Isaac, Benjamin, Micah, Judah, and Elijah Acosta. Siblings Edna Calderon, Jacqueline Acosta, Adolph Acosta, and Roy Acosta.

Memorial service will be Thursday, February 14, 2019, at 10 am at Gateway Church NFW, 4209 Basswood Blvd. Fort Worth, Texas 76137

  • FAMILY

  • Adolfo Acosta, Father
  • Mary Acosta, Mother
  • Edward Acosta, Brother
  • Mary A Acosta, Wife
  • Connie Hill, Daughter
  • Terry Hill, Son-in-law
  • Jessica Dromgoole, Daughter
  • Thomas Dromgoole, Son-in-law
  • Aaron Acosta, Son
  • Jackie Acosta, Daughter-in-law
  • Joshua Acosta, Son
  • Heather Acosta, Daughter-in-law
  • Cayla Hill, Grandchild
  • Avery Hill, Grandchild
  • Calvary Hill, Grandchild
  • Brayden Dromgoole, Grandchild
  • Noah Dromgoole, Grandchild
  • Celeste Dromgoole, Grandchild
  • Kyra Dromgoole, Grandchild
  • Isaac Acosta, Grandchild
  • Benjamin Acosta, Grandchild
  • Micah Acosta, Grandchild
  • Judah Acosta, Grandchild
  • Elijah Acosta, Grandchild
  • Edna Calderon, Sister
  • Jacqueline Acosta, Sister
  • Adolph Acosta, Brother
  • Roy Acosta, Brother

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, February 14, 2019
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Gilbert "Papaw" Arnulfo Acosta

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Gilbert and Juanita Calderon

February 13, 2019

We will always remember Gilberts sence of humor. He was a good friend to us. He will be missed.

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He was such a cute baby. Born October 17, 1953.

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Gilbert and his daddy, Adolfo Acosta.

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Graduated from Abilene Cooper High School in 1972.

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Dad drove a truck delivering eggs for quite some time. He was fondly referred to as, "Eggbert". He always loved listening to the, I Am The Walrus song by The Beatles because of the line, "I am the Egg Man".

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Gilbert married his sweetheart, Mary on November 9, 1974. They celebrated their 44th anniversary this past November.

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Our first house in Abilene, Texas.

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Gilbert sang in a couple of different quartets. This particular group was called, The Messengers. He loved to worship! He served in the church choir and on the worship team for years. His love for music, worship, and the Lord is one of his greatest legacies.

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He was such a cute baby. Born October 17, 1953.

FROM THE FAMILY

Gilbert and his daddy, Adolfo Acosta.

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FROM THE FAMILY

Graduated from Abilene Cooper High School in 1972.

FROM THE FAMILY

Dad drove a truck delivering eggs for quite some time. He was fondly referred to as, "Eggbert". He always loved listening to the, I Am The Walrus song by The Beatles because of the line, "I am the Egg Man".

FROM THE FAMILY

Gilbert married his sweetheart, Mary on November 9, 1974. They celebrated their 44th anniversary this past November.

FROM THE FAMILY

Our first house in Abilene, Texas.

FROM THE FAMILY

Gilbert sang in a couple of different quartets. This particular group was called, The Messengers. He loved to worship! He served in the church choir and on the worship team for years. His love for music, worship, and the Lord is one of his greatest legacies.

FROM THE FAMILY

This picture was taken in Hillsboro, Oregon. We made it into the Guiness Book of World Records that day for being the largest population wearing those silly glasses in one place at the same time.