John R. Gaunt

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John Richardson Gaunt passed away after a long illness on August 13, 2011. He was born in Benton, Arkansas on November 17, 1928, the son of Clem E. and Bess Gaunt. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with an accounting degree. He worked for many years for IBM in a number of positions, retiring in 1987. He loved music, and played the drums beginning in junior high school. He began to play again after his retirement, and played with the Symphonic Winds, of League City, TX. He loved golf and was a charter member of the Bay Oaks Old Boys Society. His is survived by his children, Margaret Fieger and husband Robert of Lawrence, KS; John R. Gaunt, Jr. and his wife Diane of Wichita, KS; son Thomas E. Gaunt and wife Janice of Dallas, Tx; four grandchildren, Joshua Gaunt, Kelley Gaunt, Christopher Fieger and Corey Gaunt. Visitation will be held at Crowder Funeral Home from 7-8:30 P.M. Thursday, August 18. A private burial service will be held, and a memorial service at Clear Lake Presbyterian Church at 1:00 on Friday, August 19. Donations can be made to the LaPorte Public Library, 526 San Jacinto Street, LaPorte, TX 77571 or the .

Published on from Oct. 4 to Oct. 17, 2011
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