Cover photo for Dr. William Vance Gilbert Jr.'s Obituary
Dr. William Vance Gilbert Jr. Profile Photo
1944 Dr. William 2022

Dr. William Vance Gilbert Jr.

February 7, 1944 — July 29, 2022

            Dr. William Vance Gilbert, Jr., 78, received his heavenly homecoming on Friday, July 29, 2022. He was born in Spartanburg County to William Vance Gilbert, Sr. & Mary Louise Gilbert. He was the owner of Gilbert Chiropractic & Myotherapy Clinic in Inman, SC where he practiced as a chiropractor for 48 years.  Alongside him faithfully working was his wife of 57 years, Mary Ann Gilbert.

            As a child, he suffered with asthma. His mother took him to a chiropractor to see if he could help.  Because he experienced relief for the first time in his life, he wanted to become a chiropractor himself to help others.  When he was a young husband & father, he moved the family to Davenport, Iowa so he could attend Palmer College of Chiropractic, the first college of chiropractic.  He graduated in 1974 with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree.  He practiced in Mississippi prior to returning home to be near family. Dr. Gilbert knew the Lord called him into his profession & he worked to help others until the Lord called him home.

            Because of his servant’s heart, he volunteered as a leader of Boy Scout Troop Inman Mills 26 for 42 years.  He served in a number of roles including Scoutmaster.  He was honored with The Scoutmaster Award of Merit, The Palmetto Council Award, & The Silver Beaver Award for his time & dedication in shaping the lives of young boys. He was also a mason & belonged to the Lone Oak Masonic Lodge 372 & Delmar Masonic Lodge 422. Later, he became a Shriner then became a member of the Hillbilly Clan #2. He took great pride in serving the Inman community as President of Inman Chamber of Commerce, director of the Harvest Day Festival, & as a member of the Rotary Club.

            Our sweet daddy and grandfather leaves behind a son, Todd Gilbert (Angie), and two daughters, Missy Reel (Chad), & Regina Catto (Jason). He had 6 precious grandchildren that were the lights of his life: Justin Gilbert (Marissa), Jake Gilbert, Bradley Reel, Carson Reel, Blake Reel, and Harleigh Catto. He was loved by so many of his friends, patients, cousins, nieces, & nephews. His smile, positive attitude, & hugs will be missed by so many.  Our family has great comfort in knowing he is with our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ.

            Visitation will be held at Harris-Nadeau Mortuary on Tuesday, August 2, at 3:00. The funeral will be immediately following at 4:00.  Services will be conducted by Rev. Sean Fortner & Rev. Chad Reel. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels or the Shriners Hospital.

 

Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.harrisnadeaumortury.com

 

Harris-Nadeau Mortuary

Chesnee, SC

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Dr. William Vance Gilbert Jr., please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

3:00 - 3:45 pm (Eastern time)

Harris - Nadeau Mortuary

5880 Chesnee Hwy, Chesnee, SC 29323

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Memorial Service

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Starts at 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Harris - Nadeau Mortuary

5880 Chesnee Hwy, Chesnee, SC 29323

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 101

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree