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Ira Wayne Gabbert

Ira Wayne Gabbert, 84, of Whitesboro, Texas was
called to his eternal home on Friday, April 21, 2023.
Wayne was born on Jan. 14, 1939 in Bartlett, Texas to
Ira Oran and Nannie (Hester) Gabbert. He served
proudly in the United States Navy for eleven years and
was a Vietnam Veteran. He married Julia Solis on Oct.
11, 1975 in Fulton, Texas. Wayne worked as an
engineering consultant in the construction business for
most of his life. He enjoyed working cattle on the
ranch. Wayne loved his family and cherished the time
spent with them, especially with the grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Julia Gabbert
of Whitesboro; son, Anthony Mark Gabbert and wife,
Marcia of Mammoth, KY.; son, Jesse Wayne Gabbert
and wife, Annabel of Lutz, FL.; son, Brandon Shane Gabbert and wife, Cristi of
Hampton, AR.; son, Brenton Duane Gabbert and wife, Carissa of Whitesboro;
grandchildren, Tyana McCown, Samantha Gabbert, Megan Davis, Lance Gabbert,
Brayton Gabbert, Trinity Gabbert, Elizabeth Gonzalez, Kristofer Stepp, Isabel
Gabbert, Shayne Gabbert and Emery Gabbert, seven great-grandchildren, sister,
Montene DeForest of Bay City, Texas; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Ira Gabbert and Nannie Gabbert
Marker, brother, Nelson Gabbert and brother, Joe Gabbert.
Funeral services honoring Wayne were held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April
26, 2023 at First Baptist Church of Whitesboro, officiated by Rev. Mike
Flanagan. Interment followed at Sadler Cemetery with military honors. A time of
visitation for family and friends was held on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 from 6 p.m.
to 8 p.m. at Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro.
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