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3701 East 7th Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: (417) 781-1711
Fax: (417)-781-3916
Warren Gilbreath

Warren W Gilbreath

Tuesday, February 29th, 1944 - Wednesday, February 26th, 2020
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Warren Wesley “Wes” Gilbreath, age 75, of Neosho, passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Wes, son of the late Omar and Irene (Garrison) Gilbreath, was born on February 29, 1944 in Webb City, Missouri. He was a 1961 graduate of Carthage High School, then attended Pittsburg State University School of Electrical Technology earning his degree in 1963. He was united in marriage to Shirley Stewart on June 16, 1963 in Carthage. She preceded him in death on July 15, 1996. He later married Janis Montague on November 7, 1998. Wes was the owner and operator of Controls & Electric Motor Company. He was an avid supporter of the Carl Junction FFA and Jasper County 4-H. He enjoyed his grandchildren as well as supporting their agricultural activities.

Survivors include his wife, Janis Gilbreath, of Neosho; two sons, Brian Gilbreath, of Rogers, and Eric Gilbreath, and his wife, Melissa, of Jasper; one daughter, Denise Gilbreath, of Rogers; one brother, Frank Gilbreath, and his wife, Sharon, of Carthage; four grandchildren, Jackson Gilbreath, of Rogers, Tasha Steele, of Joplin, Hailey Gilbreath, of Springfield, and Evelyn Gilbreath, of Jasper. In addition to his parents and wife, Shirley, he was preceded in death by one brother, Tom Gilbreath.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 10:00 am at the Mason-Woodard Mortuary in Joplin with Thomas H. Musgrove officiating. Burial will follow at the Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery in Joplin. The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Friday, February 28th at the mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Carl Junction FFA Alumni Scholarship Fund and may be entrusted to the mortuary.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, February 28th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday, February 28th, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Mason-Woodard Mortuary and Chapel
    3701 E. 7th Street
    Joplin, MO 64801
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  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 29th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, February 29th, 2020 10:00am
    Mason-Woodard Mortuary and Chapel
    3701 E. 7th Street
    Joplin, MO 64801
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  • Interment

    Saturday, February 29th, 2020 |
    Saturday, February 29th, 2020
    Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery
    415 N. St. Louis Ave.
    Joplin, Missouri
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Sid Hiatt

Posted at 05:51pm
Condolences Gilbreth Family.
I had the good fortune to go through High School with Wes. What a nice guy. Seen a few times over the years.
Bless you all
Sid Hiatt

Brad Myers

Posted at 03:49pm
So very sorry to learn of you fathers passing. Prayers for you and your family during these difficult times.

Brad Myers

Sharon Kidd

Posted at 10:21am
Our sincere prayers for your family. Love Sharon and Roger Kidd
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Posted at 09:52am
Brian and Family, Our sincere condolences on the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Christina and The Northeast Team.
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Greg Snow

Posted at 10:36pm
Every memory of Wes is a treasure. What a gentlemen in who I am so glad our paths crossed in this life. Thinking of you all during this time of loss and praying for God’s comfort.
Greg Snow

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