Fallen Hero: Captain(Ret.) Richard Winston “Wimpy” Gilbert


Funeral Home

Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home

314 East Second St. Clarksdale, MS 38614


Graveside Service only


Graveside Service
10:00 am Saturday,
May 23, 2020
Oakridge Cemetery
Lee Dr And Oakridge
Clarksdale, Mississippi 38614



Richard Winston “Wimpy” Gilbert, 89, a retired Senior Vice President at United Southern, died May 20, 2020 at Northwest MS Medical Center. Graveside services are 10:00 A.M. Saturday May 23, 2020 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale, MS with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS is handling the arrangements.

Wimpy served his country in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years Betty Pullen Gilbert; son Richard Winston Gilbert (DeAnn) of Madison, MS; daughter Lisa Ann Wigington of Batesville, MS; sisters Gloria Law of Houston, TX and Naomi French of Columbus, GA; grandchildren Richard Winston “Rich” Gilbert (Samantha) of Oxford, MS, Parker Reed Gilbert of Oxford, MS, Dr. Anne Kristen Glaser (Jon) of Madison, MS, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Wigington of Oxford, MS and Mary Michael Wigington of Oxford, MS and great-grandchild Rosalie Jo Glaser.

He was preceded in death by his parents John Luther and Rena Glen Gilbert.