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Funeral services for Wayne Gilbreath, 89, of Quitman, are scheduled for 2:00 PM Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Lowe Funeral Home with Brother Ken Goodson officiating. He will be laid to rest at Rock Hill Cemetery following the service. Family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Saturday evening at the funeral home.
Wayne Gilbreath was born on September 12, 1926 to Perry M and Era Avery Gilbreath between Quitman and Yantis. He passed away on June 2, 2016 in Quitman.
Wayne attended schools at Cana, Gilbreath and Quitman High School. He joined the United States Marine Corp in 1943 during World War II. He served in Co. B/24 Regiment/Fourth Marine Division in the central Pacific. Wayne was wounded on Saipan and Iwo Jima receiving a Purple Heart with a gold star.
After returning home he was employed at Dallas Power and Light later known as Texas Utilities, retiring July 31, 1986, as Plant Manager of the Lake Ray Hubbard Power Station.
On May 26, 1951, Wayne married the former Jo Gilbreath and one son, David Gilbreath was born to them.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Victor and Calvin Gilbreath; and three sisters, Katherine Newcomb, June Anderson, and Luella Bevill.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jo Gilbreath; son, David Gilbreath and wife Donna of Quitman; three granddaughters, Rachel Gilbreath, Katherine Gilbreath of Mesquite, and Rebecca Gilbreath of Garland; two sisters, Eldavada Gilbreath and husband Boyd of Yantis and Jessie Witt of Quitman. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Wayne was a long time member of the Rock Hill Baptist Church where he also served as a deacon.
Serving as pallbearers are his nephews, Sterling Newcomb, Lee Gilbreath, Dee Gilbreath, Mike Anderson, Ricky Gilbreath, and Kevin Gilbreath.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Rock Hill Baptist Church or the Rock Hill Cemetery Association.
To the best Father-inlaw God ever created I' love you and miss you" you Dad akaPop Poppy
Donnagilbreath Jun 9 2016 12:00 AM
Unfortunately, I was unable to know Wayne but know that he was a person of quality. My sympathy to the family. Billy Gilbreath of Lubbock
Billy Gilbreath Jun 6 2016 12:00 AM
He was the best father-inlaw ever created
Donna gilbreath Jun 5 2016 12:00 AM
Sorry for your loss Prayers for comfort
Jeanette Britton Jun 4 2016 12:00 AM
I certainly thought a lot of Mr. Wayne. I remember he and Ms. Jo taking my sister and I out to eat and sharing stories. He was a dear man and was always happy to talk with you. My prayers are with his family as they face the future w/o him. May the Lords loving presence give you all comfort. Much love to you all!!
Donna Ray Jun 3 2016 12:00 AM
Condolences to the family. I will cherish the times we shared at the Lake Hubbard Plant and TXU. Wayne was one of the finest and honest man I have ever met. Our loss is Heaven's gain. Rest in Peace my dear friend.
Les Elliott Jun 3 2016 12:00 AM