Everett Asa Gauntt Jr.

December 5, 1927August 9, 2011

Everett Asa Gauntt, Jr. 83, of Victoria, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2011. Everett was born December 5, 1927, in Midland, Texas, to the late Everett Gauntt, Sr. and Nellie Grice Gauntt, and was raised in Bossier City, Louisiana, moving to Victoria in 1954.

Everett enlisted in the U.S. Navy during WWII, serving in the US Pacific Theater. He was employed with the McCullough Tool Company for 10 years before working 36 years and retiring with Union Carbide, in 1994.

Everett was an avid golfer and enjoyed many friendships on the golf course. He volunteered his time for many non-profit organizations. Serving as a Boy Scout Leader for Troop 369, he took his troops to numerous camps including two trips to Philmont. He enjoyed being a HAM radio operator and even to the end could tell you a good story, even those that occurred decades ago.

Everett was a long time member of Baptist Temple Church. Everett was a completely selfless and loving husband, father and grandfather.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Hazel Smith Gauntt; sister, Barbara Denmon; daughter, Kathy Cannon and husband, Michael; sons, Ron and wife, Anna, and Jonathan and wife, Larissa; and eight grandchildren, who all will miss him dearly.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter, Susan Elaine Gauntt.

Visitation will be Friday, August 12, 2011, from 5-7 PM at Rosewood Funeral Chapel, 3304 Mockingbird Lane, Victoria, Texas.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday 9:00 AM at Rosewood Funeral Chapel, Rev. David Hudson officiating. Interment with flag folding and taps under the direction of the Victoria Veterans Council will follow at Memory Gardens, 8819 US Highway 87 North, Victoria.

Pallbearers are D.L. "Buck" Buchanan, Daryl Gilbreath, Otis Linam, Ray Pilsner, Art Roe and Bobby Walton.

Honorary pallbearers are Roger Dawson, Frank Northcutt, Milton Wingfield, Ken Woodall, Ted Nelson and all employees and former employees of Union Carbide Systems.

Memorials may be made to The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130.

Words of comfort may be shared at

Arrangements under the direction of Rosewood Funeral Chapels, 3304 Mockingbird Lane, Victoria, Texas, 77904, 361/573-4546.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 13, 2011
  • Visitation Friday, August 12, 2011

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Francisco Alsina

November 3, 2013

Mr. Gauntt was my first scout master when I lived in Victoria New Jersey. I will be forever grateful for the love and leadership he showed us. I'll miss you.

Jonathan Gauntt

August 17, 2011

I love you Dad. And I always knew you loved me. Not always by words, but by actions. You were always there when I needed help, always willing, no matter what, without question.

You are a terrific father; you always wanted the best for us, always putting yourself last. I will never be able to fill your shoes but will remind my children of you as often as I can.

You were gone so fast in front of me I didn't have a chance to say goodbye.

I miss you Dad.

Loren Owensby

August 14, 2011

It was my privilege to have known Everett. He was Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 369 and contributed to the enrichment of the lives of many young men. He and I attended a few Summer Camps together, and with encouragement from him my son achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He became my friend, and I will miss him.

Louis Owensby

August 14, 2011

Mr Gauntt was my Scout Master in Troop 369. He was tough and we referred to him as a brillo pad on at times. I still remember the hug and smile he gave me when I earned my Eagle Scout. That memory warms my heart to this day. Thank you Mr. Gauntt for your time and service to the boys of Troop 369.

Wanda Gillett

August 13, 2011

I was sorry to read of Everett's passing. I think we were/are cousins from a long way backin the family tree. I am a granddaughter to William and Emma Moore Grice.

Ron Janysek

August 12, 2011

My condolences to the Gauntt family. Everett and Ray Pilsner hired me at UCC, and I worked with Everett for a few years. I had the fortune of meeting him back in February. I will always remember him. Sincerely, Ron Janysek

Neil Posey

August 12, 2011

Losing Everett is hard to fathom. He was always a positive, intelligent, steady person in this world, and I thought the world of him. Hazel and family, my prayers are with you for your loss.

James Rainey

August 12, 2011

Words cannot express how I felt about Everett. He was the kindest & most nuturing man I've had the priviledge to know. Please accept my deepest sympathy. I take comfort in knowing Susan is in heaven with him.

Lisa Mercado

August 12, 2011

I want to send my condolences to the family. He was a good person and he will be missed. I'm Cleo Holguin's sister.

CeCe Logue

August 12, 2011

You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of Everett. I worked with him for many years and he was a wonderful person. He will be missed by many.

Sincerely, CeCe Logue