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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Wayne was a great person, friend and neighbor. He exhibited another amazing talent when we were privileged to be at his surprise 80th birthday party. That talent was his love for music, singing and playing guitar. He traveled worldwide to manage construction at very large projects. He absolutely loved his grand children and attended as many events as possible. Beverly and I will miss him deeply.
Condolences to you and your family. God bless.
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
So sorry for your loss
In our prayers
Condolences to the family and tons of love.
We are so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. It was a pleasure to have known him. Prayers for comfort during this difficult time. Hugs to each of you. Charles and Tammy Shiplet.
I am so sorry for your loss. I will not be able to attend the service due to health issues. May he rest in peace. Jess Niles
Our condolences on the loss of your father. May God grant you and your family peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Rey and Becky Rodriguez
Brenton and family, I’m so sorry to read of your father’s passing. I pray you have fond memories of your father to look back on, and pray for easier days ahead. God bless you all!
We are sorry for your loss. Prayers for his soul and to your family through this tough times. 🙏
We are so very sorry for your loss. We are praying for you during this time of grief.
I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace, comfort, and strength for all.
Our condolences to the entire Gabbert family for your loss. We are keeping you all in our prayers.
Julia I am so sorry for the loss of you husband. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Wayne was a great guy and during his son Brenton’s wrestling Career he and I spook weekly. I thought the world of this family. Julia and Brenton I am sadden by Wayne’s passing he will be missed. He loved to watch Brenton play football and wrestle now he can always be present to watch over his family.
Wayne, his brother Nelson, and sister Montene and I were neighbors for a while when we were kids in Killeen, Texas. We renewed our friendship a few years ago via Facebook. Wayne was always a kind little boy and apparently grew into a fine Christian man. It was a privilege to call him my friend.
So sorry to hear JULIA,and family,we were great buddies,worked together,GREAT MAN,were partners in cattle for a while, good times,so sorry I cannot attend at this time ,but will make an effort to visit soon, take care ,Frank
Please know that our love and prayers are with you in this trying season. God bless.
We are so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. We have good memories of your family and your time spent in Vernon. Brenton and Julia, you and your families will be in our prayers.
Rip Uncle Wayne ❣️