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Raymond Boyd Gilbreath

Funeral services for Raymond Boyd Gilbreath, 90 of Yantis are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 30th at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel of the Chimes with Shannon Hassell and Craig Vance officiating. Interment will follow at Rock Hill Cemetery following the service. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, December 29th at the funeral home.

Boyd passed away at his home on December 27, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents Delta and Velma Lois Gilbreath, his beloved Aunt Eulamae, son Timmy Gilbreath, and brother Billy Gilbreath.

Boyd and Eldavada were married on December 18 ,1948. They lived in the Dallas area when Boyd went to Korea. He served and fought bravely on the 38th parallel. After his return from Korea, he worked at Murray's gin. He attended barber college in Dallas to learn to cut hair and later worked at SMU Barber college. Boyd and Eldavada decided to make their home in Yantis. Eldavada and her Daddy Perry Gilbreath rebuilt the home where they raised 4 boys, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Boyd was a barber for over 59 years in Yantis and Como. He was a member of the Yantis Lions Club.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years Eldavada Gilbreath, his sons Randall and wife Connie Gilbreath of Terrell ,Texas, Keith Gilbreath of Cibolo, Texas, Glenn and and his wife Ivy Gilbreath of Levelland, Texas.

He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins and extended family.

Serving as pallbearers include Mike Anderson, Austin Gilbreath, Tyler Gilbreath, Brendon Hines, Tod Gilbreath, Jerry Gilbreath, Cody Gilbreath and David Gilbreath. Honorary pallbearers are Greg Gilbreath, Jeremy Powell and Boyd's Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church, Yantis.

Donations can be made to Rock Hill Cemetery, First Baptist Church Yantis Breakfast Club, Yantis Community Center and Wounded Warrior.

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Unless you stay in touch with everyone you just don't know the comings and goings. I have much I could say concerning this family, three generations I knew. ... Boyd's mom, Lois, taught me in Sunday School at Pleasant Divide (Rouser) outside of Yantis. Boyd used to cut my sweet daddy's hair. In my daddy's later years I would take him out to the barber shop, where I was not allowed to go in. That was a place for "men folk" to get together and do their talking. I didn't mind, and thought it was rather special. ... I went to school with Timmy and Keith, so sorry to hear of Timmy's passing. ... May the family and friends find peace in the knowledge of Mr. Boyd Gilbreath's relationship with the Lord and Savior. God's blessing to you.

Kay Canaday Hayes Mar 4 2019 12:00 AM

Intentions were to come and visit on next visit and will do so. It is regret that I never had the opportunity to meet Boyd but his obituary was an example of the life he lived and those he influenced.

Billy Gilbreath Jan 2 2019 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for loss, there are never words... Love y'all Kelly

Kelly King Dec 31 2018 12:00 AM

Boyd,was a good man,will be missed setting in his favorite pew at Church. Praying for the family.

Laura Nolen Dec 29 2018 12:00 AM

Boyd,was a good man,will be missed setting in favorite pew at Church.Love you .

Laura Nolen Dec 29 2018 12:00 AM

To Glenn, Ivy and Austin and extended Family I am so very sorry for your loss your Family are in our Prayers.

Patti Cooke Dec 29 2018 12:00 AM

Send our love and condolences to our dear neighbor and friend. Please let us know if there is anything we can do. Prayers are with you and the family.

Glenda and Mickey Barnett Dec 28 2018 12:00 AM

May you rest in the arms of the Lord, walk in his glory and his love and peace for you. My prayers are for you all at this time of loss. You all have a special place in my heart and always have. If you need anything that I can assist with, please feel free to let me know...love to you all...Wanda

Wanda Wyse Dec 28 2018 12:00 AM

I love you and will miss you Papa. Sending many prayers and lots of love to Grandma and the entire family.

Angela Shepherd Dec 28 2018 12:00 AM