|Birth: ||Sep. 12, 1894|
|Death: ||Mar. 4, 1980|
GILBREATH, Joe Knox Sr. OBITUARY: The Pulaski Citizen, 5 Mar 1980
Funeral services for Joe Knox Gilbreath, Sr., 85, will be held tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Bennett-May Funeral Home with Rev. Gudger Nichols and Rev. William (Bill) Moss officiating. Interment will follow in Giles Memory Gardens.
Mr. Gilbreath, a son of the late J. S. and Mrs. Cora Ewing Gilbreath was born in Pulaski where he attended local schools before entering the employee of the United States Post Office in 1914 as substitute clerk. He retired from this position in 1957 after serving the local office for a period of forty years, a greater part of this time having been spent as Assistant Postmaster.
Mr. Gilbreath was well-known throughout Giles County, especially in religious circles, he having served the Presbyterian Church as Deacon and Elder for many years. He was a former member of the Pulaski Rotary Club, the Elks Club, and Hillcrest Country Club, the latter attraction being his love for golf. He died Tuesday afternoon at Fairhaven Nursing Home where he had been a patient for the past two years.
Mr. Gilbreath is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Sawyers of Dyersburg and Mrs. Rebecca Nall of Pulaski; three sons, Joe Knox, Jr., Nashville, Jack H. Gilbreath, Chattanooga, Robert F. Gilbreath of Jackson and three grandchildren. His wife, Mrs. Pauline Shearin Gilbreath died in 1963.
Pauline Shearin Gilbreath (1896 - 1965)
Giles Memory Garden
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Originally Created by: Trish Holaway
Record added: Oct 14, 2005
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