Gilbert Stevenson

Alton |

Gilbert Henry Stevenson, 72, died at 10:04 a.m. Sunday, November 21, 2021, at River Crossing of Alton. 

Born October 23, 1949, in Alton, he was the son of Gilbert G. and Eva Lastelle (Westbrook) Stevenson.  Gilbert served in the U.S. Navy for 24 years and retired as a Corpsman and retired as a middle school teacher.  He was the owner of Gil’s Tax Service in Alton.  Gil was a gifted storyteller and a published author and artist.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother.  On December 13, 1982, he married the former Sharon Coury in Alton.  She preceded him in death in 2019. 

Surviving is a daughter, Hollie Snow (Patrick) of Ridgecrest, CA, three sons, Brian, Christopher, and Andrew Stevenson all of Jacksonville, NC, three grandchildren, Erik, Darren, and Ansley Snow, two brothers, Louis Stevenson of Brighton and Gregg Stevenson of Alton and a sister, Wanda Jockisch of Godfrey. 

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Eva Lastelle Ursprung. 

A memorial service and burial will be held at a later date.  Gent Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements.  Online guestbook and information may be found at

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