Larry D. Gilbert, 69, of Kansas, IL passed away suddenly 4:15 PM Thursday, August 29, 2019 at his home with his brother Ron at his side. Larry was born March 14, 1950 at Paris, IL, the son of Newlin W. and Louise Smitley Gilbert. He had always helped with the family farm and had attended Martinsville High School. He loved to read books pertaining to the military. He was always interested in airplanes, farm equipment and his cats. For many years he was a member of the Pleasant Hill Christian Church, but had became an active member of the Martinsville Bible Church and was active with the AWANUS Group of the church. Surviving are two brothers, Ronald (Theresa) Gilbert of Marshall, IL and Donald (Debbie) Gilbert of Kinmundy, IL; nieces, Melissa Brunke of Katy, TX, Angela Williams of Amory, MS, Kristen Gilbert of Dornbrin, Austria, and Karyn Leak of Flora, IL. Eight great nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his twin brother, Jerry. Services in honor of his life will be 2:00 PM Wednesday at the Martinsville Bible Church with Paster David Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Kansas. Visitation will be 12 Noon until service time Wednesday at the church. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Martinsville Bible Church. Online condolences are being accepted at pearcefuneralservices.com.