James Carl Gilbert

February 7, 1981 - October 24, 2021
James Carl Gilbert

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James Carl “JR” Gilbert, Jr.  of Stratton, OH passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at Roselawn Gardens in Alliance, OH.  JR was born on February 7, 1981, the son of James C. Gilbert Sr and the late Sharon Thrasher Gilbert.  He graduated from Wellsville High School in 2000 and spent his entire life in the area.


Anyone who knew JR knew he was a huge fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Pittsburgh Steelers.  JR also had a huge heart.  He loved his family and friends dearly and spoke of them often.  


Left behind to cherish his memory are: his father and stepmother, James and Ann Gilbert, of East Liverpool, OH; his brother, Jim (Julie) Beaver, of Arkansas; two sisters: Kisten (Major) McDowell, of Stratton, OH; and Carla (Joe) Klavuhn, of Rogers, OH.  He is also survived by his six nephews: Patrick Gill, Justin Gilbert, Cody Checkler, Mac McDowell, Jimmy Beaver and Craige Beaver; and niece Valerie Beaver.  JR also leaves behind his three closest friends: Jordan Bess, Michael Bess and Josh Odroneic.  He will also be missed by his cat, Mr. Kitty.


JR was preceded in death by his mother, Sharon Thrasher Gilbert, and grandparents Carl and Alice Gilbert.


Visitation will be held from 5PM-7PM, Thursday, October 28, 2021 at Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists- MacLean Chapel, Riverside Avenue, Wellsville.


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  • October 26, 2021
    Christi Jo Smith (Daniels) says:
    RIP buddy you will be missed.. thoughts and prayers to you all during this time.

  • October 27, 2021
    Carrie says:
    If it wasn’t for being friends with JR I wouldn’t have met Josh and I wouldn’t have my baby girl, Jade. Thanks for all the fun memories back in the day. You’ll be missed!

  • October 27, 2021
    Kelli Wright says:
    So very sorry to hear you lost JR....much love and special prayers for your family...May you find comfort in your many good memories.

  • October 28, 2021
    dustin carr says:
    jr was a good dude that do anything if he could 2 help ya out

  • October 28, 2021
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    Lit since October 28, 2021 at 10:43:47 PM