Mr. Wilabay passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019 at his residence.
Memorial service for Charles Ray Wilabay, 83, of Pittsburg will be held by the family at a later date when he is laid to rest a Macedonia Cemetery.
Mr. Wilabay was born March 3, 1936 in Hawkins to Wayne Bascal and Lucy Lee Moon Wilabay. He was a veteran of the United States Navy, retired from Red River Army Depot and was a member of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his son, David Ray Wilabay and wife, Cathy of Tyler; daughters, Tina Marie Dewberry of Pittsburg and Helen Nanette Wilabay-Henry and husband, James of Pittsburg; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sisters, Patsy Ann Davis, Gayla Sue Merritt and Belinda Gail Raney; and the mother of his children, Mary Lois Garrett-Wilabay.
Mr. Wilabay is preceded in death by his father and mother; step-mother, Stella Mae Wilabay; brother, Billy Wayne Willaby; son, Jody Wayne Wilabay and granddaughter Heather Renae Wilabay.
He will be remembered as an amazing father, grand-father and great-grandfather.