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Roger Dale Gunter

Roger Dale Gunter, 74, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday December 10, 2020.

Roger was born on November 29, 1946 to parents Joseph (Joe) Gunter and Louise Malone, in Jacksonville Texas. He served overseas in the U.S. Air Force and spent many years working in the custom home industry. Roger loved being outdoors, riding horses, and sipping morning coffee on his beautiful cedar deck, where he watched baby foxes, deer, and the wonders of nature roam by.

Roger always lived life on his own terms. He enjoyed taking long road trips with the truck windows down, rose-tinted aviators on, and no planned return date, to visit his daughters and grandkids living across states. These trips would sometimes take weeks, as he made sure to stop and explore every town along the way. He always said that he could never get enough of the fresh, outdoor air.

Roger moved to Lake Quitman 3 years ago, just a stone’s throw from the calm and beautiful water. He lived the remainder of his life there alongside the companionship of his good friend and cousin, Vicki Flint. His family and friends will miss him tremendously, but are comforted in knowing that he now has all the fresh air that he could ever want.

He is survived by his daughters Jody Moffett of Thornton Colorado, Christy Reidsma of Stafford Virginia, Dezerra Gunter of Houston Texas, and Jessica Gunter of Garland Texas; Siblings Peggy Lawley, Nelda Smith, Bobby Joe Gunter, and Ken Gunter; Grandchildren Logan Reidsma and Tonee Moffett, as well as many other family members and friends.

Roger is joining his mother, father, and sister Wanda in Heaven, where we all will see them again someday.

Graveside service for Roger will be held Thursday December 17, 2020, at Creagleville Cemetery in Grand Saline Texas at 1:00 PM.


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Roger I cant believe this you are one of the nicest guy Ive ever known... so sad gone way too young... rest in paradise my sweet friend...daughters and family your daddy was a sweetheart please know you are in my prayers

Sandi Parks Dec 16 2020 12:00 AM

Roger was a kind and gentle man and the best brother ever. We were close in age and as kids and even dated each others friends. He never pushed his way in to my situations but I knew he was standing quietly behind me in a show of support just in case I need any help. I never had to ask, he was always there to lend a helping hand. He cast a long shadow in my life and I know I will see him again someday. Until then I will miss him so very much.

Peggy Lawley Dec 16 2020 12:00 AM

Roger was such a good friend and cousin in law. I know you will be so happy to see your mom. When I was needed help you were always there for me. I know God will be so happy to have you home.

Patricia Wilson Dec 15 2020 12:00 AM

I was Blessed to have Roger as a cousin and lucky to have him as a friend. Roger was so soft spoken and tender hearted. We grew up in a time when cousins called each other by their first and middle name. As a teenager he was too cool for that and became Roger D. Three years ago when he began looking for his home he had requirements that made it difficult for the realtor to fulfill.After many failed attempts she showed him what would become Whispering Pines. He said when he stepped out of his truck that before entering the house he knew this was where he was going to live and this is where he was going to die. He loved it there so much.He sat for hours outside enjoying his view and listening to the wind whistle through the pine trees.Terry and I will miss his visits and grateful that my last memory is sitting on that beautiful new deck enjoying his company. RIP Roger D...

Vicki Flint Dec 14 2020 12:00 AM