Visitation: Wednesday December 18, 2019 from 6:00-8:00pm at Harrell Memorial Chapel.
Service: Thursday December 19, 2019 at 2:00 at the Harrell Memorial Chapel
Interment: Barbee Cemetery, Dublin, Texas.
Billy “Bill” Vernell Gilbreath, 93, passed away on December 15, 2019 in Lipan, Hood County, Texas. He was born on August 25, 1926 in Comanche County, Texas to his parents Andrew Rollin Gilbreath and Lillian Rita (Bryson). He married Helen LaRue (Burney) and together they had four children.
Employment and military record of Bill Vernell Gilbreath:
1944- U.S. Office of Price Administration- Clerk Dallas, Texas
1944-1946- Merchant Marine- Radio Telegraph Operator, Electrician- Philippines and Alaska
1946-1948- U.S. Army- Alaska- Ship to Shore Radio Telephone Operator
1948-1949- Panhandle and Santa Fe Railroad- Agent and Telegraph Operator
1949-1951- U.S. Post Office- Mail Handler- Dallas, Texas
1951-1973- U.S. Energy Office- Personal and Manpower Management- Various assignments in the U.S.-
Overseas assignments- Germany and Southeast Asia- Retired in 1973
1973-1974- U.S. Energy Office- Reviewing fuel applications for approval or disapproval- This was the period of the oil embargo and the beginning of the Energy Administration.
1974-1987- Veterans Administration- Contact Representative Ft Worth, Amarillo V. A. Hospital. Field Representative for the 26 countries in the TexasPanhandle.
“That’s all Folks”
Bill was proceeded in death by his wife Helen LaRue (Burney) Gilbreath
Bill is survived by:
Son- Mike Gilbreath
Daughters and sons-in-law- Dana Kay and Boyd Monk of Blackfoot, Idaho, Kathy and Danny Melton of Lubbock, Texas, and Lisa Emory and Jim of Huckabee, Texas
Grand-children- Jessica Richardson, Destiny Melton, Billy Nicholas Melton, Faith Melton and Salise Nunn
Great-grandchildren- Jade, Jillian, Brint, Mykeil and Austin.
Numerous other relatives and friends that will miss him.