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2011-09-29 / Obituaries

Benjamin Franklin Gunter, Jr.

July 21, 1954 - September 23, 2011

Benjamin Franklin Gunter, Jr. was born on July 21, 1954 in Giddings, Texas to Benjamin Gunter, Sr. & Betty Beaman Gunter. He graduated from Giddings High School and married Gloria Henry on May 10, 1997. Benjamin was a drywall applicator who enjoyed gardening, helping others and loved building things.

Benjamin died unexpectedly as a result of an automobile accident on Friday, September 23, 2011 in Houston, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Benjamin is survived by his wife, Gloria Gunter of Ledbetter; two sons, Jon Gunter of Houston and Shawn Kirkham of Ledbetter; two daughters, Liz Gunter of Giddings and April Kirkham of Giddings; two grandchildren, Savannah Creppel and Brooke Creppel both of Giddings; three brothers, Joe Gunter of Ledbetter, Bill Gunter of Ledbetter and Travis & Lynn Gunter of Giddings; five sisters, Johnnie & Dwayne Reynolds of Caldwell, Terry & Melvin Iselt of Ledbetter, Barbara & Gene Coker of Livingston, Patsy & Cecil Buscha of Lincoln and Susie Malinak of Orange Grove, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members and friends.

Memorial services for Benjamin Gunter Jr., 57 of Ledbetter, Texas, were 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings with Rev. Tom Long officiating.

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