Raymond Louis Gilbarte, Jr., 83, of Wirtz, VA passed away Monday, November 29, 2021. Ray (known affectionately as “Pop”) married Veronica Blaszek in 1965. They have four children, twenty grandchildren and one granddaughter-in-law. He worked as a special agent for the FBI from 1961 to 1995. When he retired, he held the position of Deputy Assistant Director. Although he held an important position, his top priority was his family. He was able to coach many of his children’s teams and always left work early to watch them play sports or attend school activities. He was an avid runner often running 5 miles through DC on his lunch break in addition to triathlons and marathons on the weekends. As his earthly race is now finished his love, generosity and sense of humor will be missed by all who knew and loved him. A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 am, on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at Resurrection Catholic Church, 15353 Moneta Rd. Moneta, VA. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service beginning at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Lake Christian ministries in Moneta, Virginia. https://connect.clickandpledge.com/w/Form/d3f9de28-fbc7-41c5-884e-1d5a028e26c8 Arrangements by Burch-Messier Funeral Home, Bedford, 540-586-7360.