Homer Gilbert was born on May 26, 1941, in Ladonia, Texas, to Tex and Velma Dean (Norris) Gilbert. Betty Sue (Williams) Gilbert was born on Dec. 31, 1942, in Hugo, Oklahoma, to Tom and Willie (McMillon) Williams. Homer and Betty passed away together on April 11, 2020.


Homer and Betty were married on April 20, 1961, and have been lifelong residents of Bryan County. Homer was a farmer and rancher and Betty worked by his side every day and was a devoted farmer’s wife. They were loving parents, grandparents and friends to many.


Homer was preceded in death by his parents; son Alan Dean Gilbert; sisters Nora May Shastid and Barbara Hale; brothers, Kenneth and Jerry Don Gilbert; and grandson Homer Lynn Dosh. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; son Alan Dean Gilbert; brothers Floyd and Robert Williams, and grandson Homer Lynn Dosh.


Homer and Betty are survived by their daughter Silva Heil and husband, Bill; grandchildren Amber Vandenburg, Jenny Gilbert and Zachary Heil; great-grandchildren Jayden Gilbert, Kaden Gilbert, Marc Ramirez, TaLynn Gilbert and Peyton Jackson; special nephew Terry Gilbert; Homer’s siblings Brenda Vandenburg and husband, David, Sharon Grimes and husband, Jimmy, Myrtle Link, Donna Vandenburg and husband, Rick, Jan Malone and husband, Don, Wanda Woodard, and Edward Gilbert and wife, Lillie; Betty’s siblings Evelee Townsend, Loreen Townsend and husband, Calvin, Martha Prater and husband, David, and Christine Raney and husband, Delbert “Newt.”


Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. April 16 at Jackson Cemetery. Bro. Charles Williams will officiate. A come-and-go visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on April 15 at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brownsfuneralservice.com.


Arrangements are under the direction of Brown’s Durant Funeral and Cremation Service.