Ira Wayne Gabbert, 84, of Whitesboro, Texas was called to his eternal home on Friday, April 21, 2023.
Wayne was born on January 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 October 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, TX.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
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 will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at First Baptist Church of Whitesboro, officiated by Rev. Mike Flanagan. Interment will follow at Sadler Cemetery with military honors. A time of visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro.
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