Gilbert Gladson Jr.
July 21, 1937 – October 31, 2018
Gilbert Gladson, Jr., beloved husband, father and grandfather, of New Bern, went home to be with the Lord on the morning of Wednesday, October 31st, 2018. He was 81 years old.
Born and raised in Vanceboro, Gilbert joined the United States Army as a young man and proudly served our country from 1959 until his honorable discharge in 1962. Shortly thereafter, he married the love of his life, Judith Anderson, and has been her best friend and soulmate for the past 56 years. Together, they raised a family of four children and many grandchildren and great grandchildren who all loved him dearly. To them he was the best Daddy and Granddaddy in the whole world. Anyone who knew Gilbert found him to be a kind and gentle man who had a genuine love and concern for others, a willingness to help those in need, and a patient and understanding way. He enjoyed the simple things in life, whether sitting on the banks of the river fishing, tinkering on something, or holding one of his great grandbabies. Quite simply, they broke the mold when they made him and he will be loved and missed by all who knew him.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Judy; his children, Gilbert Allen Gladson (Faye), Christopher Allen Gladson (Jamie), Wanda Kaye Lancaster, and Tammy Lynn Keel (Jamey Lupton); his brother, Richard A. Gladson; his sisters, Minnie Ewell and Hazel Ipock; as well as eight grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 4th at Kitt Swamp Christian Church with the Rev. Rex Bennett officiating. He will then be laid to rest with military honors at the Dixon Cemetery near Aurora.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday evening at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory.
- Visitation Saturday, November 3, 2018
- Funeral Service Sunday, November 4, 2018
Gilbert Gladson Jr.
November 3, 2018
Gilbert was a great man. I worked with him at Craven Foundry and Machine Company!
November 2, 2018
I'm sorry that I didn't get to say good bye. I know you are in a better place now And that sets my heart at ease But that doesn't mean I'm not going to miss you every second of every day. We did a lot together as I was growing up. Everything from going to the trash dump and finding treasures, taking me fishing, Going to the handy mart for a drink and a pack of nab's. Those are memories I will forever cherish. But the one that stands out in my head the most is when you would take us to feed the seagulls and Union Point. I am so lucky that my kids got to experience that with you as well. Thank you granddaddy for helping me become the woman that I am today. I love you and miss you terribly. You always be in my heart.
Love always, Rhonda