Ray Preston Gibbins Jr.
October 11, 1954 - April 27, 2017
U.S. Armed Forces Veteran
ObituaryRay Preston Gibbins, Jr. age 62 of Irving, TX, went to his Heavenly Home on Thursday, April 27, 2017. He was born on October 11, 1954 in Denton, TX to Ray and Nell Gibbins, they both preceded him in death, along with his sister, Jo Nell Stone; and nephew, Jason Stone. Ray then married the love of his life, Colleen Moore on June 3, 1977 in Irving, Texas. He served in the United States Marine Corp and then finished his career working for General Electric. Ray had a passion for music and was always encouraging new artists; he enjoyed going to Bill’s to help setup the musical equipment and supporting the musicians. Spending his Sunday watching Nascar races, or an afternoon ride on his motorcycle made him happy. Ray’s face lit up when he talked about his grandchildren; his family meant the world to him. He never met a stranger that didn’t become his friend. Survivors include his wife of nearly 40 years, Colleen Gibbins; daughter, Renee (Matt); son, Bryan (Melissa); daughter, Nicole; grandchildren, Hannah, Tanner, Tyler and Jax; sister, Peggy Way (Mutt); and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 1st at Chism-Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 2nd at Heart of Worship Baptist Church with interment following at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Date: May 1, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: May 2, 2017
Time: 11:00 am
Date: May 2, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm
I'm so saddened to hear this news! I love you all and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers! I know I had not seen him in a few years but the memories I have are like from yesterday. Hugs thoughts and prayers. Rest easy Ray and we'll see you when we get there. Xoxo
Tom and Sandy Uebel
We are so sorry to hear of the passing o Ray....this was a very hard thing for Tom to hear....he truly loved him and will miss him always...He will miss him always....So sorry we cannot make the funeral...really wish we could . Prayer going out to you and your family especially through the next few days of going through the process of saying goodbye to an amazing man.......he will always be a part of you and always be with you in spirit.....God Bless you all and I hope it gives you peace in knowing you are thought of and loved during this time of pain....anything Tom and I can do please let us know...Love you Colleen and please sent our love to you children and grandchildren who will give you the strength to get though all of this as well as the strength and spirit of Ray.....<3 <3 <3
Tonya & Dennis Brito
So sorry for y'alls loss. Praying For your family
Fort Worth, TX
I am so sorry to hear about sonny.. We loved him and wish we had kept in touch. our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to colleen and family. love athenia mandlak
To the family of Ray Preston Gibbins Jr: I would like to express my heartfelt condolence over the loss of your dear family member. I would like to share a comforting message from our Heavenly Father at Revelation 21:3, 4: "He [God] will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." May you find comfort by 'throwing all your anxiety on him [God], because he cares for you.' (1 Peter 5:7) Again, please accept my sincere condolence and may the God of peace grant you comfort and peace. www.jw.org
Dearest Colleen: I am sick. I thought the funeral service was tomorrow and I just saw on fb that it is today. I am so sorry dear friend that I am not with you. I wanted to give you a hug and tell you I love you. I am truly sorry that I am not with you today. God Bless You as you mourn the loss of your beloved.