Christopher B. Gilbert, 26, of Hendersonville, NC, died Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at his home.
A native and lifelong residence of Henderson County, he was the son of Thomas and Bobbie Hilton Gilbert of Hendersonville. He was preceded in death by his half-brother, Jonathan Gilbert.
He graduated from Hendersonville High School in 2001 and served in the US Army. He completed his EMT Training and earned his Black Belt in Karate from Doug Perry’s Shorinryu Karate. He was a published author of American fiction and poetry.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his half-brothers, Justin Gilbert and Jason Gilbert; his half-sister, Tonia Davis; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 PM Monday, December 14, 2009 in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. The Reverend Steven Newman will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home, and, at other times, will be at their home at 240 Stonebrook Drive in Hendersonville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605, or donations may be made in his memory to the Make A Wish Foundation at Baybreeze Seafood Restaurant in Hendersonville.