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Gerald D. Gilbreath


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Gerald D. Gilbreath Obituary
Gerald D. Gilbreath, a loving husband, the best dad, papa and special friend to so many others, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014. Funeral: 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Greenwood Chapel. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Greenwood. Gerald was born Feb. 17, 1936. He held a long legacy of honors and achievements at Lake Worth High School, where he graduated in 1955, the same year he won the Golden Gloves middle weight championship. After serving in the U.S. Army, Gerald married his sweetheart, Wanda Stevenson, on Aug. 30, 1957. They have three daughters, Teresa, Karen and Geri; four grandchildren, Sommer, Sarah, Jason and Wesley; and four great-grandchildren whom he adored, Dean, Grace, Emerson and Knox. Gerald was respected and revered as a prominent business owner in Fort Worth for over 30 years. His company, Sunbelt Glaziers Inc., was highly recognized and respected in the glass industry. He was well known and loved in his community and generous and kind to all who knew him. He will be truly missed professionally and personally. He was preceded in death by his parents, Knox and Lillie; siblings, Quentin Gilbreath, Lillie Mae Ford and Glenn Dale Gilbreath; brother-in-law, Gene Lothringer; and son-in-law, Jay Dibrell. Survivors: Wife of 56 years, Wanda Gilbreath; daughters, Teresa Dibrell, Karen Riedel and husband, Mark, and Geraldine Gilbreath; grandchildren, Sommer and Chase Booth, Sarah and Michael Gallaher, Jennifer and Jason Riedel, Maria and Wesley Starnes; great-grandchildren, Dean, Grace, Emerson and Knox; sister, Margie Lothringer; brother-in-law, Harold Ford; and numerous brothers, sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Published in Star-Telegram on Apr. 24, 2014
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