Paul H. Gebert Sr.
by Marie Nesmith
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Paul H. Gebert Sr., 90, of Benham Circle, Cartersville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.

Mr. Gebert was born May 27, 1922, in Philadelphia, Pa., a son of the late Russell and Lillian Hagan Gebert.

He was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II and a graduate of Penn State University in 1948. He moved to Cartersville in 1976 with Philadelphia Carpet Co. and later retired with Shaw Industries in 1983 as operations manager, Contract Division.

Mr. Gebert was an avid tennis player and achieved state rankings from 1980 to 1998. Other interests included creating inventions of which he was granted seven patents. He also was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Cartersville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Wirth.

Survivors include his children, Paul Gebert Jr. and wife Linda of Dallas, Ga., Dr. Mark Gebert and wife Veletta of Cartersville, and daughter Sandra Gebert of Euharlee; one brother, the Rev. Don Gebert of Texas; grandchildren, Melissa Gebert, Paul Gebert III, Aaron Belcher, Markus Gebert, Kimberly Gebert and Lyndsay Gebert, all of Georgia; and great-grandchildren, Madison Belcher and Gavin Wilkerson, both of Georgia.

Funeral services will be held noon Friday, Sept. 21, from the Chapel of Owen Funeral Home with the Rev. Ted Smith officiating. Private family internment services will be held in Sunset Memory Gardens with military rites observed.

Serving as pallbearers will be Paul Gebert Jr., Dr. Mark Gebert, Paul Gebert III, Brandon Wilkerson, Aaron Belcher and Markus Gebert.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:30 a.m. to noon Friday.

For those desiring in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 183 W. Main St., Cartersville, GA 30120.

Please visit www.owenfunerals.com to post tributes and sign the online register.

Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, has charge of the arrangements.