Funeral Services for Charles Ray Gilbreath, age 74, of Brownwood will be held at 10 a.m. today, at the Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with Dick Williams officiating. Interment to follow in Cox Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Seth Adams, Bill Adams, Dale Massey, Ed Campbell, Dustin Larremore, and Garland Gilbreath.

Charles Ray passed away Thursday, June 25, 2009, in Brownwood.

Charles Ray was born Nov. 18, 1934, in McCulloch County, Texas, to Hazel (McBee) Gilbreath and Charles “Bud” Gilbreath. While growing up, he lived in Mercury and Brownwood, graduating from Brownwood High School in 1954. He entered the U.S. Army in April 1957 and served for three years. After leaving the service he moved to Everman and began a lifelong career at General Motors. On July 1, 1967, he was married to Phyllis Gober in Baird, Texas, and after working for GM for 30 years the couple moved to Brownwood in 2003. He was a Baptist, a member of the Mercury Baptist Church, and a member of the American Legion.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Gilbreath of Brownwood; two uncles, Jack Gilbreath and wife Kay of Comanche, and Kenneth Gilbreath and wife Evona of Brookesmith; a cousin who was very dear to Charles Ray, Delores Holden; as well as numerous other cousins. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Annie M. Gober; and brothers-in-law, Bryan Gober and Robert Gober and wife Mindy; three sisters-in-law, Bonnie Adams and husband Bill, Marsha Larremore and husband Gary, and Glenda Huff and husband Joe; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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