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1943 Charles 2023

Charles Ray Gifford

May 6, 1943 — September 14, 2023


Charles Ray Gifford passed from this life on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at age 80. He was born May 6, 1943, in Bowie, Texas to his parents, the late Leslie Gifford and Juanita (Isaac) Gifford. Charles was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Melba Lewis Gifford.

During his lifetime, Charles proudly served his country in the United States Army, earning the National Defense Service Medal for his honorable active service and qualified for the Expert Marksmanship (Rifle M-14) badge. Following his military career, he worked as an electrician for the Fort Worth School District until his retirement. Charles was of the Baptist faith, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, and will be remembered as a character, oftentimes pulling pranks on his family and friends. There was never a dull moment with him. He was a loving uncle, great-uncle, and friend. Charles will be missed dearly by those who knew and loved him.

Charles is survived by his niece, Marlene Rachuig (David); nephew, Eddie Bailey (Kim); great-nieces, Brandi Ingram (Aaron) and their daughter, Kaitlyn, and Malinda Garrett; great-nephews, Christopher Bailey (Matt), Edward "Bubba" Bailey (Lindsey), Jayson Rachuig (Amanda), and James Garrett (Amy); aunts-in-law, Ann Davis, Martha Boecker, and Mary Durham; and other loving family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 25, 2023, at Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel, 913 N. Elm St., Weatherford, Texas 76086.

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Monday, September 25, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Galbreaith Pickard Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services

913 North Elm Street, Weatherford, TX 76086

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