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Christopher Dean “Casper” Gilbert


Christopher Dean “Casper” Gilbert died August 27, 2021 in McLoud, Oklahoma, at the age of 45 years 2 months 17 days.  Memorial Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, September 4, 2021 at the Wadley’s Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be made and service will be live streamed at www.wadleysfuneralservice.com.

Casper was born June 10, 1976 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Ralph and Twila (Payton) Gilbert. He was raised and attended school in the Harrah/Jones area. Casper was a handyman and jack-of-all-trades. He loved the outdoors, fishing, camping and riding motorcycles. Casper could fix anything, and would help anyone in need.

He was described as “marching to the beat of his own drum,” and was proud of his Choctaw heritage. Casper meant the world to his family, especially his nephews. He often filled in as the “father figure” to them and others. Casper and his sister, Rachel, had a special bond, and often confided in each other.

He was adventurous and enjoyed going on life adventures with his son. He loved, more than anything, spending time with his family. Before Casper became ill, he had planned a “boys’ trip” to float the Illinois River with his son and nephews, which turned into his last family trip on August 19, after he became ill. 

Casper is preceded in death by his sister, Heather Lynn Gilbert and his granddaughter, Alivia Rose Gilbert.

He is survived by his mother, Twila Heidelberg and husband, Steve; his father, Ralph Gilbert and wife, Janet; his son, Christopher “Chris” Gilbert and wife, Mara; his best friend, his sister, Rachel Musgrave and husband, Roy; his granddaughter, Ivy Jo Gilbert; his grandson, Kardyn Parsh; his nephews, Shacota Robinson, Henry Robinson, Blake Robinson, Donald Musgrave, Aaron Hale, Jacob Hale, Hank Heidelberg, Chase Heidelberg; his nieces, Harley Musgrave and Sara Hale; his siblings, Jay Hale, Bonnie Hale, Travis Heidelberg and Chelsey Heidelberg; his special friend, Jennifer Fox; his buddies, EJ McMillin and Larry Roberts; and numerous other relatives and friends.