Jeff "R.J. Gunter

May 24, 1958 - April 17, 2021

Jeff “R.J.” Gunter, 62, of Beaumont, died Saturday, April 17, 2021. He was born on May 24, 1958, in Bastrop, Louisiana, to Carolyn Bell Gunter and James Roland Gunter.

Survivors include his father, James Roland Gunter, of Lumberton; sister, Shari Kai Whitmire, of Lumberton; nieces, Kristen Whitmire and her fiancé, Jonah Fuerstenberg, of Groves, Kaitlin Huckeba and her husband, Dylan, of Lumberton, and Kari Whitmire and her partner, Tyler Whiteside, of Lumberton; great-niece, Adelynn, of Lumberton; sister-in-law, Kathy Spitzer, of Dallas; brother-in-law, Bob Collins; nieces, Rebecca and Kimberly Spitzer, of Austin and Stacey Orr-Bossert.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Ann Gunter; sons, Matthew Doyle Gunter and Jacob Nathaniel Gunter; mother, Carolyn Bell Gunter; and brothers-in-law, Crockett Wayne Whitmire and David Spitzer; sister-in-law, Cheryl Collins; nephew, Sean Orr; and niece, Jennifer Spitzer.

A gathering of Mr. Gunter’s family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His graveside will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 26, 2021, at Haven of Rest Cemetery, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 676910, Dallas, Texas 75267; Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, 205 West 700 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101; or to American Heart Association, 12345 North Lamar Boulevard Suite 200, Austin, Texas 78753.

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Graveside Service

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  • highway 90 west at greenpond road beaumont texas
  • 04/26/2021
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Gathering of Family and Friends

Gathering of Family and Friends
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Kathy Spitzer

It deeply saddens me that Jeff has left us all! Contrary to that statement, I know he is in a better place beside Barbara Ann, Matt and Jake. RIP Jeff; you are all together again.

Arwin & Jane Burkett

Mr. Jim, Kai and girls. We are so very sorry for your loss. May God give you all strength and comfort during the days ahead. Love y'all, Arwin & Janie