Jerry "Jute" Gautier

Jerry Gautier, known to friends and family as “Jute," passed away on January 11, 2019, at the age of 79 in Bentonville, Arkansas.

The Memorial Service to remember the life of Jerry will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, January 19, 2019, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1 Mile East of Hwy. 218 and 221, Pottsville, Texas.

Jerry was born February 3, 1939, to Claud and Sybil Gautier in Killeen, Texas. He grew up in Hamilton, Texas with his four brothers and two sisters. Jerry graduated from Hamilton High School in 1958. He served his nation in the United States Army. Jerry joined the Waco Fire Department in 1961 and worked as a Firefighter until his retirement in 1999.

Jerry loved his family. Jerry was very competitive in all he did, whether that be in dominos, golf, tennis, or challenging his grandchildren in endless games of pool. He loved to watch his sports teams and cheer them on during games. Jute was a very talented craftsman and loved to help out all his family and friends through his many acts of service. He loved to make trips up to Arkansas to visit his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his son, Tommy Gautier and wife Kellye of Bentonville, Arkansas, Brother, Bob Gautier and wife Johnnye of Hamilton, Texas, Sister, Pam Eilers and husband Larry of Hamilton, Texas, Five Grandchildren, Adrienne Woods and husband Jonathan of Rogers, Arkansas, Nathan Gautier and wife Kristen of Jackson, Missouri, Natalie Wilson and husband Joseph of Bentonville, Arkansas, Jonathan Gautier of Cape Girardeau, Missouri and Timothy Gautier of Bentonville, Arkansas, Great Grandchildren Henry & Amelia Woods and Thomas Wilson, Sister in Law, Pat Gautier of Kingsland, Texas, Sister in Law, Mary Gautier of Granger, Texas, Sister in Law Jean Gautier of Temple Texas, and many Nieces and Nephews which he loved dearly.

He is preceded in death by his parents Claud and Sybil Gautier, three brothers, David Gautier, Don Gautier, & Bill Gautier, one sister, Kathryn Turner, brother-in-law Bob Turner & sister-in-law Nancy Gautier.

Tommy Gautier and all of the Gautier family wish to thank everyone for their prayers, kind words and caring gestures in our time of need. We would also like to thank the Fellowship Bible Church in Rogers Arkansas for their many acts of kindness and Trinity Lutheran Church in Pottsville, Texas for assisting us with the details for Jerry’s Memorial Life Service.

A Private Burial will be at a later date.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 19, 2019

Jerry "Jute" Gautier

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Caroline Kitching

January 16, 2019

Just like Patsy said...he was one of our favorites. My thoughts and prayers will be with you during this sad time for your family.

Carl Ammann

January 16, 2019

I always enjoyed being around Jute whether at the fire station or somewhere around town. He certainly was highly skilled and extremely competitive. I would often ask him why he would even WANT to play dominos with me because we both knew he would WHOOP me EVERY time! Every time I worked with him, I had complete confidence that we could handle anything we had to deal with that day. I considered it an honor to know him and serve with him.

Donald Couch

January 16, 2019

Jute was one of my best childhood friends....may he RIP. - dc

Patsy Sichel

January 15, 2019

Jute was in our graduating class of 1958 and he was one of my favorites. He was also the brother-in - law of my sister, Nancy. I’ve had very little contact with him since we graduated as I’ve lived away from Texas most of that time, but as I said, I always thought he was a great guy. I offer my condolence to his family.
Patsy McAnally Sichel