Gary Steve Pelt

May 25, 1950 - July 15, 2020

Gary Steve Pelt, 70, of Beaumont, prayed that when the time came for him to be called home to Heaven, he would be in his own home with his two dogs, Pretty Girl and Remy, close by. On Wednesday, July 15, 2020, his Savior, Jesus Christ, granted his prayer.

Born on May 25, 1950, to Betty Castilaw Pelt and Charlie Alton Pelt in Silsbee, Texas, Gary graduated from South Park High School in 1969 and was a proud Greenie. He worked in maintenance for the county, city, and local school district. Gary also operated a mowing service for decades and was an extraordinary gardener.

Two of his greatest joys were good food and gospel singing. Whether it was the local sub shop or a fine seafood restaurant, Gary delighted in sharing a meal, conversation, and laughter with family and friends. He knew the best buffets in town and generously shared his knowledge. His kindness extended to everyone he met.

Gary was a dedicated member of the South Park Baptist Church and loved singing duet specials. His favorite songs were “In the Garden” and “I’ll Fly Away.” He got his love of singing gospel music from his beloved mother, Betty. Now, he’s joined her singing in Heaven’s Choir.

Gary is survived by his sister, Deborah Pelt Epperson and husband, Nathan, of Kalispell, Montana; nephew, Garrett Epperson of Kalispell; niece, Tara Skinner and husband, Eric, of Livingston, Montana; uncle, Kenneth A. Pelt and wife, Vickie, of Pine Ridge; aunt, Pearl Pelt of Sour Lake; and many dear cousins.

He was preceded in death by Phyllis, his wife of 39 years; parents, Charlie and Betty Pelt; and his infant sister.

A gathering of Mr. Pelt’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 23, 2020, at Village Mills Cemetery, Village Mills.

In lieu of flowers, Gary’s family asks that donations be made to your local food banks.

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Christie Vandiver

Uncle Gary would give you the shirt off of his back. He was a very kind hearted and loving man. He loved his family, his friends and his dogs & none of them had to wonder how he felt because he showed them. I have many memories I’ll cherish the rest of my lifetime of Uncle Gary. I’ll miss him asking me to do stuff for him, talking to him about restaurants & food, his random calls just to see how I was doing, and most of all his smile & laugh. My thought & prayers go out to his family in Montana. Aunt Deb, Tara, Garrett, & Nathan I love you all!

Tara & Eric Skinner

My uncle Gary was a gentle and kind soul. I have so many wonderful memories of him. Going to the Beaumont fair and he winning me stuffed animals, him and Aunt Phil teaching me math, and spending Christmas’s with him at Nannie and Paw’s house are just a few. Uncle Gary taught me the value of hard work, respecting others, and seeing the best in the world and people. I love you Uncle Gary and know you are up in Heaven smiling down on your loved ones.

Debbie Burke

I only knew Gary through his sister, Debbie, but from her many stories about him I could tell he was a kind, giving, wonderful man. Sending condolences to his family that you're comforted by the thought he is reunited with loved ones, singing in a gospel choir.

Gloria Davis Turner

Sorry to hear of Gary's passing. Lots of memories with Pelt family

Vick Nelson

Greenie blessings!!!

Deborah Epperson

Your Uncle Gary was so proud of you, Tara, and your brother, Garrett. Gary so appreciated all your phone calls checking on him weekly and your gifts, cards, and most of all, the love you showed him.

Wes Hauser

I vividly remember laying out Uncle Gary's floor with my best friend Montana. We were in a groove, jamming out to Randy Travis, while Gary was watching Bonanza. I looked over and he had turned down his TV just to sing along with us. After the song was over we all looled at each and started laughing. Glad he had a good taste in music. Love you Uncle Gary! The good Lord is happy to have you in the Holy Choir.

Christie Vandiver

Wes, thank you for sharing! Uncle Gary did love to sing! He also loved having you & Montana at his house every day for all those weeks. Those trips to hamburger depot & Doug Nelson’s on the way to bring him food, the singing, and general conversation may be just something to some people but those were three of Uncle Gary’s favorite thing; eating, singing & being around others! You two boys don’t know how much he missed your daily presence when the job was done.