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Thomas “T.J.” Gilbreath (1940-2018)

Thomas “T.J.” Gilbreath, age 78, passed away June 18, 2018.

Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Billy Snider officiating.  Private burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

T.J. was born April 28, 1940, in Seagraves, Texas to Pearl Ann and Thomas J. Gilbreath.  He graduated from Honey Grove High School in 1958.  He attended banking school and worked in banking for forty years.  He retired from banking in 1998.  He enjoyed many years of belonging to AMBUCS.

After retiring, he devoted his time to his four grandchildren.  His pride and joys are, Brooke Lauren Montgomery, Hayden Thomas Gilbreath, Brianne Alexandra Montgomery and Adam Sinclair Gilbreath.  Their parents, T.J.’s daughter and son, are Susan Annette Montgomery and husband D.D. Montgomery and Mark Thomas Gilbreath and wife Julie Kay Gilbreath, all of Amarillo.

He married Betty Irene Rannals of Honey Grove, Texas on June 4, 1960.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Thomas J. and Pearl Ann Gilbreath; twelve sisters and brothers; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mary Rannals Newland and Lewis Newland, and Esmel Rannals.

He is survived by the above-mentioned children and grandchildren.  Other survivors include his wife of fifty-eight years, Betty Irene Gilbreath; one sister, Mary Jo Holmgren, of California; several nieces and nephews; and many family members and friends.

T.J. will be remembered for his Christian walk and example in this life.  He was a sincere and genuine person who never complained about any of his health problems no matter how difficult they became.  T.J. was a great family man and a loving husband and father.  He will be missed more than words could express.

He was raised on a farm and knew what hard work was.  One of his pleasures was going to his place in East Texas to work.

We rejoice in the fact that he was at peace and ready to meet his maker.

He was a member of San Jacinto Assembly of God.  He had been a Sunday school teacher and deacon for many years.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to nurse Rebecca from BSA Hospice Care of the Southwest and Dr. Sahad.

Family will receive guests one hour before the funeral.


Courtesy of Boxwell Brothers Funeral

Alma Inez Mills (1917-2018)

Barbara Ann Hand (1964-2018)