Tommy Gilbert, the patriarch of the Gilbert wrestling family passed away Thanksgiving morning at the age of 75. Tommy was the father of Doug and the late Eddie Gilbert. Tommy was a star in the Memphis wrestling territory for years, he also worked for other Southern wrestling territories like Continental, Florida and Puerto Rico’s WWC. He won several titles, including the Florida Heavyweight Championship and the WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Championship, as well as many Tag Team championships.
Wrestling News Blog would like to give our condolences to his family, friends and fans.
Here are tweets from Tommy’s son Doug and from Jerry “The King” Lawler on his passing: