He worked for many years at P. Lorillard and Guilford Mills, Inc. Philbert also served in the United States Air Force obtaining the rank of Sergeant.
He is a member of
He serves his community as the Current Chief Judge, Benbow Park Community Association, Hayes Taylor YMCA Board of Directors, Greensboro Jaycees and Greensboro Alumni Chapter, Kappa Alpha Psi.
He has been with Community Funeral Service since 1998.
Philbert is married to Joyce, and they have two children.