Herbert Gerald Nabors, 90, formerly of Cowden, passed away on May 19, 2020, at his home in Decatur, Texas. He was born on Aug. 19, 1929, to Herbert Murray and Mary (Morris) Nabors in Clinton.
Gerald grew up and attended school in Cowden and graduated from Cowden High School in 1948. He enlisted in the United States Army Reserves in 1951 and served six years in the Infantry Division.
Gerald met the love of his life, Ray Dell Brewer, and they were united in marriage on Dec. 7, 1952 in Dalhart, Texas. To this union was born two daughters, Linda and Kathy.
He was a member of the Alfalfa United Methodist Church in Alfalfa. When the family moved to Texas, he became a member of the Argyle United Methodist Church in Argyle, Texas and then a member of the Decatur United Methodist Church in Decatur, Texas. Gerald was a farmer/rancher and also worked in earth construction.
In his later years, he loved to sit outside and feed the chickens. He always made sure to buy extra bread for them. Gerald loved his family with all his heart. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him, especially his lovely wife Ray Dell.
Survivors include his wife Ray Dell of the home; daughters Linda Hudson and husband Howard of Saginaw, Texas, and Kathy Enos and husband Mickey of Decatur, Texas; grandchildren Sommer Darington and husband Andrew, Ragena Bohl and husband Toby, Chet Enos and wife Melissa, Crysta Guzman and husband Pablo, Shea Enos and wife Sarah, Megan Towey and husband Daniel; 14 great-grandchildren, Chase Bohl, Nathan Darington, Brynn Thomas, London Bohl, Autumn Enos, Hudson Bohl, Emme Enos, Willow Bohl, Pearce Enos, Dean Enos, Casen Enos, Sage Enos, Cora Towey, and Oliver Guzman; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other family members.
He was preceded in death by his father, Herbert Murray Nabors; mother Mary Walters; brothers Loyd Nabors and Bobby Nabors; and sister Ramona Hininger.
Visitation was from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 22, 2020, at Ray & Martha’s Funeral Home in Carnegie.
A graveside service was held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 23, 2020, at the Sappington Chapel Cemetery in Cowden.