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.