Elbert Manley Gauntt, 79, passed away March 5, 2014, in Quinlan.
Elbert was born April 16, 1934, to Aubrey and Daffielee Gauntt in Greenville. Elbert served his country in the United States Army. He would meet and later marry Alta Reagan in El Paso in 1954. To this union were born two children, Diann and Gary.
Elbert would continue his service to his fellow man by serving in and retiring from the University Park Fire Department. He loved ranching and the outdoors, but his greatest passion was his family. Elbert loved to spend time with his wife, children and their families, as well as his many friends and neighbors. He will truly be missed.
Elbert was preceded in death by his parents, Aubrey and Daffielee Gauntt.
Those left to celebrate his life include Alta Gauntt, his wife of 59 years; his son, Gary Gauntt; daughter Diann Swartz and husband Randy; grandchildren Laura Perkins and husband Mitch, Aaron Gauntt, Ryan Swartz, Luke Swartz, and Meagan Mitchell and husband Joey; great-grandchildren Kenleigh Perkins, Khloe Perkins, Carson Mitchell, Mixie Mitchell, Lequita Money and Jaunda Hensley; as well numerous extended family, friends and neighbors.
His funeral service is at 10 a.m. today at Quinlan Funeral Home. Interment will immediately follow the funeral service at Memoryland Memorial Park in Greenville.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.quinlanfuneralhome.com