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Wayne Cecil Gilbreath

October 10, 1931 — November 17, 2023


Wayne Cecil Gilbreath, age 92, of Cottontown, Tennessee, passed away on Friday, November 17, 2023, in Hendersonville, Tennessee surrounded by family.

He was born on October 10, 1931, in Alvaton, Kentucky, to the late Archie and Lou Gilbreath.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Kathryn Gilbreath; and his sister Wanda Wimpee.

He is survived by his children, Patty Gilbreath, Tim Gilbreath (Karen), Billy Gilbreath (Lorie); grandchildren, Kristen Haven (Brandon), TJ Gilbreath (Erin), Amanda Nobley (Barry), April Duport (Rob), Logan Gilbreath; one brother, Benny Gilbreath, and one sister Bettye Shelton. He was also blessed with 10 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.


Wayne was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. He lived his life to the fullest and enjoyed helping people and making them laugh. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. Upon moving his family to Hendersonville, he was a song writer and in 1966 he won a BMI for his song, "What Kind of Deal is This". He later went to work at W.R. Durham and Sons Lumber Company until he retired. He was also a preacher at Palmer’s Chapel in White House, TN. After retiring he went back to work as a security guard for U.S. Tobacco in Nashville and then R.R. Donnelley in Gallatin.


He will be missed by his family and friends and all those who knew him.


A Memorial Service will be held at Sumner Memorial Gardens Mausoleum at a later date.


Arrangements entrusted to: Sumner Funeral & Cremation, Gallatin, 615-452-9059. www.sumnerfuneral.com


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