Keith Alan Gilbert passed away unexpectedly on June 24, 2021 in Grovetown, GA. Keith was born on August 19, 1985 in Michigan City, IN. Keith is survived by his devoted wife of 15 years, Kristy Oman and his son, Robert Gilbert both of Grovetown, GA. Keith is also survived by his parents, Tom and Sherie Gilbert, his brother Roger (Johanna) Gilbert, step-sister Michelle (Patrick) Gilbert Hachey, step-brother Scott (Vinita) Gilbert, his maternal grandmother Lois Hearn, paternal grandmother Clara Gilbert, mother-in-law Penny Oman, very close cousin Nick Poffenberger and many other family and friends. Preceding him in death was his maternal grandfather Roger Hearn, paternal grandfather Tom Gilbert, and his father-in-law Robert Oman.
Keith started his adult life working at McDonalds where he met his wife, Kristy. He knew from the moment he saw her that he was going to marry her which happened in February 2006. In 2006, he also enlisted in the United States Army as a 94F and spent 9 years enlisted, stationed at Fort Hood, TX and Fort Gordon, GA. He was deployed in 2010 to Baghdad, Iraq with III Corps and spent one year there. After his discharge from the military, he began working with Hewlett Packard Enterprises, later becoming Unisys, fixing servers and printers. Keith loved his co-workers and those he interacted with on a daily basis.
Keith was fiercely devoted to his family and loved his wife and son more than words can describe. His son described him as an epic dad and will always remember him helping build his own PC and not flinching when he wanted an expensive vinyl record for his new collection. He was always willing to help anyone often mowing grass for his neighbors, helping others with issues around their houses, and making sure his wife’s students had everything they needed. In his free time, he could be found doing something around his house, mowing the yard even when his wife didn’t think it needed it or watching the Atlanta Braves and Chicago White Sox play baseball. His two dogs, Jax and Major, in addition to his favorite cat, Oreo, will miss his belly rubs and cuddles on the couch.
A memorial of life will be determined at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to an organization that prevents veteran suicide including Mission 22, the Veteran’s Crisis Line, or the Suicide Prevention Lifeline. He will be greatly missed and always loved by everyone that knew him. Thomas L. King Funeral Home and Cremation Service