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OBITUARIES In­for­ma­tion for the obituaries and fu­neral no­tices be­low was sup­plied to the Arkansas

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Ed­ward Rice passed away peace­fully June 1, 2017, sur­rounded by fam­ily in Bella Vista, Ark.

A Rosary will be held at 9:30 a.m., with Mass of the Res­ur­rec­tion fol­low­ing at 10 a.m. July 21 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Bella Vista.

On­line con­do­lences may be made at www. fu­neral ma­tion.com.

BEN­TONVILLE — Glacy

“Peggy” Ben­nett, age 88, of Ben­tonville, Ark., passed away Fri­day, July 14, 2017. She was born Feb. 25, 1929, in Kenly, N.C., to Marvin and Lanzie Star­ling Ren­frow.

She had a long suc­cess­ful ca­reer with AT&T for many years. She loved do­ing cross­word puz­zles, square danc­ing, read­ing and spend­ing time with fam­ily.

Peggy is sur­vived by her hus­band Frank “Jeff” Ben­nett; daugh­ter, De­bra Ben­nett Masters and her hus­band James of Saint Au­gus­tine, Fla.; one son, Michael Kent Ben­nett of Me­chan­icsville, Va.; daugh­ter-in-law, Bon­nie Ben­nett of Ben­tonville, Ark.; sis­ter, Lee Cox of Fuquay Va­rina, N.C.; one brother, L.M. Ren­frow of Selma, N.C.; six grand­chil­dren, Michael Ben­nett, Krys­tal Lor­ton, Natalie Mur­ray, Ja­clyn Mur­ray, Sean Masters, Kevin Masters; and six great-grand­chil­dren.

Visi­ta­tion will be 1–2 p.m. Tues­day, July 18, 2017, in the chapel at Nel­son-Berna Fu­neral Home. Fu­neral ser­vice will fol­low at 2 p.m. in the chapel at Nel­son-Berna Fu­neral Home with en­tomb­ment to fol­low at Fairview Memo­rial Gar­dens in Fayet­teville.

To place an on­line trib­ute visit www.nel­son­berna.com. BEN­TONVILLE — Keith

Ervin Helm, Jr., 56, of Ben­tonville and for­merly of Stuttgart, passed away Wed­nes­day, July 12, 2017. He was born Dec. 4, 1960, in Nurem­burg, Ger­many, and was raised in Stuttgart.

His ca­reer as an elec­tri­cian be­gan at 18 and, af­ter re­lo­cat­ing to Ben­tonville, he op­er­ated his own elec­tri­cal con­tract­ing busi­ness, Helm Elec­tric Con­trac­tors, Inc., for the past 25 years.

He en­joyed the out­doors, hunting, and was a Ra­zor­back, Saints and Dodger fan. But, he loved the times shared with his fam­ily, friends and his dogs.

He was pre­ceded by his mother, Joyce Helm.

Sur­vivors in­clude his lov­ing and de­voted wife of 31 years, Terry Helm of Ben­tonville; his chil­dren, Keith Helm III and Kristina Helm of Fayet­teville; his fa­ther, Keith Helm, Sr. of Stuttgart; broth­ers, Den­nis Terry (Mar­garet) and Ken­neth Terry both of Stuttgart; his sis­ter- in- law, Sherry Hall of Ben­tonville; his aunt, Dorothy Jean Self of Claren­don; his in- laws, Howard and Ber­nell Wo­mack of Ben­tonville; his nieces, Candice Cargille (Rodger) of Searcy, Ali­son Terry of Lit­tle Rock, Heather Shaw (Nathan) and Han­nah Hall of Ben­tonville; many busi­ness as­so­ci­ates and dear friends.

His fu­neral ser­vice will be Mon­day, July 17, at 11 a.m. at Cal­li­son- Lough Fu­neral Home in Ben­tonville.

Con­do­lences may be ex­pressed at www.Cal­lisonLough.com.

BEN­TONVILLE —

Tristan Mikal Thomas

of Ben­tonville, Ark., passed away on Sun­day, June 18, 2017. He was born Oct. 30, 1995, in San An­to­nio, Texas.

He lived in Seat­tle, Wash., for nearly two years but had re­cently moved back home. He is a 2014 grad­u­ate of Ben­tonville High School.

Tristan had an ad­ven­tur­ous spirit, a pas­sion for na­ture and the out­doors, and loved his fam­ily and friends. He played bas­ket­ball grow­ing up

and loved moun­tain bik­ing, fish­ing, kayak­ing, wake­board­ing, and snow­board­ing. His fa­vorite place to be was in the moun­tains and he spent time climb­ing both Pikes Peak and Mt. Rainier.

Tristan leaves be­hind a lov­ing fam­ily in­clud­ing: Gina All­gaier and Tadd Thomas (par­ents), Pat All­gaier and Tina Ad­cock-Thomas (step-par­ents), Jake and Koby Thomas (broth­ers), Lee/Pa­tri­cia Clark, Bill Thomas and Tom/ Yvonne Ad­cock (grand­par­ents), girl­friend Chloe Bell, aunts, un­cles, many ex­tended fam­ily mem­bers and friends.

He was pre­ceded in death by his baby brother Drue and grand­mother Cindy Thomas.

Tristan had a spir­i­tual soul, loved life, and taught us all so much about how to live. He will for­ever be re­mem­bered and loved by all that knew him.

Con­do­lences: www. ept­ing­fu­ner­al­home.webs.com.

CLIFTY — Mo­dena Gay

Mob­ley, 78, of Clifty, died July 13, 2017.

Sur­vivors: sis­ter, Norma (Odell) Davis of Clifty; Gary H. ( Linda) Mob­ley of Cedar Park, Texas; four neph­ews; two nieces; sev­eral great- neph­ews and great-nieces.

Ser­vices 10 a. m. Mon­day, Bras­hears Fu­neral Home- Huntsville www. bras­hears­fu­ner­al­home.net. In­ter­ment Clifty Ceme­tery. Visi­ta­tion 2-4 p.m. Sun­day at Bras­hears.

FAYET­TEVILLE —

Robert Eu­gene Tay­lor, age 81, of Fayet­teville passed away July 14, 2017. He was born Jan. 2, 1936 in Green For­est, Ark., to Robert Wes­ley and Rosa Trent Tay­lor. He re­tired from Hi­land Dairy and en­joyed fish­ing and camp­ing.

He is sur­vived by his wife of 59 years, Edna Irene Thomas Tay­lor; one daugh­ter, Teresa Maze and her hus­band Ralph of Goshen, Ark.; one son, Bart Tay­lor of Goshen; four sis­ters, Rosa Mae Thomas, Lolita Haines, Thelma Hughes, Bessie Cook, all of Green For­est, Ark.; one brother, Carl Tay­lor of Green For­est, Ark.; three grand­chil­dren, Jef­frey Maze and Daniel Maze, both of Green­land, Ark., Amanda Maze Sut­ton and her hus­band, Scott of Goshen; four great-grand­chil­dren, Alexis, Noah, Jaxon and De­clan, all of Goshen.

Visi­ta­tion will be 5-7 p.m. Tues­day, July 18, 2017, in the chapel at Nel­son-Berna Fu­neral Home in Fayet­teville. Fu­neral ser­vice will be 10 a.m. Wed­nes­day in the chapel at Nel­son-Berna Fu­neral home with burial to fol­low at Clifty Ceme­tery near Hindsville, Ark.

Memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Wil­lard Walker Hospice Home, 325 East Longview Street, Fayet­teville, Ark. 72703.

To place an on­line trib­ute visit www.nel­son­berna.com.

ROGERS — Deb­o­rah

Lynn McCarty, 48, of Rogers, Ark., was born 6/17/1969; she died 6/26/2017.

Memo­rial ser­vices will be held at 10 a.m., Fri­day, July 21, at Bella Vista Fu­neral Home Chapel. Inurn­ment will be at the Fayet­teville Na­tional Ceme­tery with U.S. Navy mil­i­tary hon­ors.

On­line con­do­lences may be made at www. fu­neral ma­tion.com.

SHERIDAN — Joyce

Ann Brow­der, 74, of Sheridan/Fayet­teville, Ark., passed away Thurs­day, July 13, 2017, in Sheridan. She was born Feb. 19, 1943, in Fayet­teville, Ark., to Ernest and Dorothy Gard­ner.

She was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents; her hus­bands, Bobby Owen and Larry Brow­der; a son and daugh­ter-in-law, Michael and Tina Owen; a daugh­ter; a brother, Ar­lin Gard­ner; and a grand­daugh­ter, Danielle De­nay Owen.

Joyce was a lov­ing mother, a sin­gle mother most of her life rais­ing five kids. She was a home­maker and at­tended Full Gospel Ho­li­ness Mis­sion Church.

She is sur­vived by her chil­dren, son, Rod­ney Owen of Sheridan, daugh­ter, Shelly Wood­ward of Fayet­teville, daugh­ter, Heidi Cook of Springhill, La., and son, Robert Brow­der of Fayet­teville; a brother, E.W. Gard­ner Jr; an aunt, Elva Dai­ley; 22 grand­chil­dren; 11 great-grand­chil­dren; and nu­mer­ous nieces, neph­ews and cousins.

Fu­neral ser­vices will be 2 p.m. Tues­day, July 18, 2017, at Beard’s Chapel with Pas­tor Dorothy Hil­ton of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will fol­low in Ceme­tery Hill Ceme­tery in Farm­ing­ton un­der the di­rec­tion of Beard’s Chapel.

The fam­ily will re­ceive friends from 1 p.m. un­til ser­vice time on Tues­day, July 18, 2017.

Con­do­lences at www. beards­fu­ner­alchapel.com.

SP R I N G DA L E —

Ron­ald “Bruce” Daniel, 69, of Spring­dale, died Thurs­day, June 29, 2017, at his home. He was born Sept. 10, 1947, in Hot Springs to John and Hazel Ra­van Daniel. Bruce was an HVAC and re­frig­er­a­tion tech­ni­cian spe­cial­ist for many years with York and later re­tired from North­west Con­trols. He en­joyed gar­den­ing, work­ing his farm and tin­ker­ing. He was a tal­ented crafts­man and was al­ways mak­ing im­prove­ments to his place. Bruce was above all a thought­ful man who saw to the needs of others.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Laura; five chil­dren, Jill Vos­burg and hus­band Caleb of San An­gelo, Texas, Amanda Wheeler and hus­band Steven of Spring­dale, Me­lanie John­son and hus­band D.J. of Fayet­teville, Emily Daniel of the home, Steve Gib­son and wife Jen­nie of Ben­tonville; one sis­ter, Beth McGowan of Bas­trop, Texas; one brother, Robert Daniel of San An­to­nio, Texas; and eight grand­chil­dren, Seth Vos­burg, Toby Vos­burg, Rhea­gan Vos­burg, Robert Mur­phy, Wil­liam Wheeler, Caleb Wheeler, Jack John­son and Xan­der Gib­son. He was pre­ceded in death by a brother, Johnny Daniel.

A cel­e­bra­tion of his life and pot luck will be 11:30 a.m. Satur­day, July 22, at Re­vival Taber­na­cle in Spring­dale. Ev­ery­one is in­vited.

Ar­range­ments are with Her­itage Fu­neral Home, on­line guest­book at www. her­ita­ge­ofnwa.com.

SP R I N G DA L E —

Pa­tri­cia Ann Mill­sop, 71, died Fri­day, July 7, in Spring­dale, Ark.

Pa tr i c i a wa s born March 19, 1946, in Washington, D.C. She was a res­i­dent of Spring­dale, Ark., for 18 years. Be­fore mov­ing to Spring­dale, she lived in nu­mer­ous lo­ca­tions through­out the coun­try, be­friend­ing many in­di­vid­u­als through­out her jour­ney.

She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band, James Keefer Mill­sop; her par­ents; and two sib­lings.

Sur­vivors in­clude her three chil­dren: Re­becca Vic­to­ria Mill­sop, and her hus­band Joshua Hart Kampa, of Providence, R.I.; Rachel Jac­que­line Mill­sop of Roswell, Ga.; and Robert James Mill­sop of Spring­dale, Ark.

She worked as the sub­sti­tute co­or­di­na­tor at Spring­dale High School for many years and, through­out those years, touched many lives. She was ded­i­cated to, and proud of, her sec­re­tar­ial pro­fes­sion. She worked as the head sec­re­tary for the den­tal school at the Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, San Fran­cisco for many years be­fore her chil­dren were born.

Her life’s true pas­sion was be­ing a lov­ing and sup­port­ive mother. Any­one with whom she spoke quickly learned all about her chil­dren, and un­der­stood the im­mense love and pride she had for them. She was al­ways in­ter­ested in learn­ing about the lives of others and con­nect­ing gen­uinely with ev­ery­one she met. She also en­joyed spend­ing time gar­den­ing, read­ing, and ap­pre­ci­ated mu­sic through­out her life.

A cel­e­bra­tion of her life will be held at 2 p.m., Sun­day, July 30, at Spring­dale High School, Sem­i­nar Room.

In lieu of flow­ers, her chil­dren re­quest that do­na­tions be made to Cir­cle of Life Hospice in Spring­dale.

WES­LEY — Pa­tri­cia A. Sut­tle, age 73, of Wes­ley, passed away Wed­nes­day, July 12, 2017, in Spring­dale. She was born Nov. 3, 1943, in Port Arthur, Texas, the daugh­ter of Ge­orge and Hester Leather­wood Capps.

She was pre­ceded in death by her par­ents.

She was an Ex­ec­u­tive Bro­ker, GRI CRS for Keller Wil­liams in Fayet­teville and had been pres­i­dent of the Fayet­teville Board of Real­tors and the Metro Area Board of Real­tors and served on sev­eral com­mit­tees with the Metro Board of Real­tors and the Arkansas Board of Real­tors. In 1993, she was named Real­tor of the Year by the Fayet­teville Board of Real­tors.

She is sur­vived by her hus­band, Harold; two sons, John Sut­tle and his wife Michelle of Lees­burg, Va., and Ja­son Sut­tle of Fayet­teville, Ark.; one daugh­ter, Lisa Bo­nine and her hus­band Steve of Fayet­teville, Ark., six grand­chil­dren, Sarah Bo­nine of Fayet­teville, Ark., Brett Bo­nine of Fayet­teville, Ark., Court­ney Rhines of Fred­er­icks­burg, Va., Jes­sica Abaunza of Hern­don, Va., Kim­ber­ley Sut­tle of New Bern, N.C. and Eryn Sut­tle of Fred­er­icks­burg, Va.; three great-grand­chil­dren, Payson Hartman, Made­lyn Hartman and Si­las Rhines; and two sis­ters Rev. Diane Lee of Lub­bock, Texas and Sue DiMiceli of Big Sky, Mont.

Visi­ta­tion will be held 5-7 p. m. Mon­day, July 17, 2017, at Nel­son- Berna Fu­neral Home. Fu­neral Ser­vice will be held 10 a.m. Tues­day at Nel­son-Berna Fu­neral Home. Pri­vate fam­ily in­ter­ment will be held at Wes­ley Ceme­tery.

To sign the on­line guest book, visit www. nel­son berna.com. FRUITLAND PARK, Fla.

— Ruben Henry Stet­tnisch, 83, of Fruitland Park, Fla., the lov­ing hus­band and best friend to Pamela Collins Stet­tnisch for 32 years, peace­fully passed away at The Vil­lages Hospice House, The Vil­lages, Fla., on June 16, 2017.

Ruben, a vet­eran, served in the Air Force, AFC.

Ruben was born in Enid, Okla., on July 24, 1933, to Lawrence and Edna Stet­tnisch. He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents and his brother James Stet­tnisch of Pineville, Mo.

Ruben is sur­vived by his wife, Pamela Stet­tnisch; his son, Den­nis Stet­tnisch and wife Oleta of Rogers, Ark.; and daugh­ters, Donna Stet­tnisch of Ben­tonville, Ark., and Deb­o­rah San­ders of Pineville, Mo.; Pamela’s two daugh­ters, Geri and hus­band Army LTC (RET) Danny E. Lee of North Lit­tle Rock, Ark., Heather Ben­nett and hus­band, Adam Ben­nett of Bella Vista, Ark.; 10 grand­chil­dren; seven great- grand­chil­dren; four great- great- grand­chil­dren; three nieces and four neph­ews; brother, Lav­ern Stet­tnisch and wife Char­lotte of Enid, Okla.; friend and first wife, Betty Hall of Pineville, Mo.

A Memo­rial Cel­e­bra­tion of Life will be held on July 21 at 2 p.m. New Life Chris­tian Church, 103 Rior­dan Road, Bella Vista, Ark., where they were mar­ried. Joe Wil­liams will of­fi­ci­ate.

A re­cep­tion will fol­low at the church. All are wel­come to at­tend.

The fam­ily would like to thank The Cor­ner­stone Hospice House for their kind­ness.

Do­na­tions, in lieu of flow­ers and/or cards, may be sent In Mem­ory of Ruben Stet­tnisch to the Cor­ner­stone Hospice Foun­da­tion, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, Fla. 32778 or (352) 742-6819.

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Grave­side ser­vices for Tommy G.

Bar­nett of Tahlequah will be held at 11 a.m. Mon­day, July 17, 2017, at the Ben­ton County Memo­rial Gar­dens un­der the care and di­rec­tion of Hart Fu­neral Home.

A pub­lic view­ing will be held on Sun­day, July 16, 2017, from 1–5 p.m. at the Hart Fu­neral Home. On­line con­do­lences may be left at www. hart­fu­ner­al­home.net.

Tommy G. Bar­nett, the son of T.L. and Grace (Boss) Bar­nett, was born Feb. 10, 1936, in Elm Springs, Ark., and de­parted this life on July 12, 2017, in Musko­gee, Okla., at the age of 81 years, five months and two days.

Tommy en­joyed life and loved the out­doors. He en­joyed trav­el­ing and was the “Mas­ter of the Big Loop”. He loved na­tional parks and trav­eled to nearly all of them west of the Mis­sis­sippi. He was quite an en­tre­pre­neur and he be­gan by rais­ing chick­ens and cat­tle. Through­out the years, he also man­aged a CoOp, owned and op­er­ated his own feed store, mini-stor­age, video store, ser­vice sta­tion and rental prop­er­ties. He was a Mr. Fixit. He loved to fish, travel, and write sto­ries about fam­ily hap­pen­ings. He and his wife Betty spent sev­eral sum­mers as camp­ground host in Que­mado, N.M. Tommy touched many lives over the years and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents; his son, Rick Bar­nett; his daugh­ter, Ch­eryl Diane Bar­nett; and his brother, Phillip Bar­nett.

He is sur­vived by a lov­ing fam­ily which in­cludes his wife of over 62 years, Betty June Bar­nett of the home; his sons, Lynn David Bar­nett and wife Mon­ica of Tahlequah and Royce Dale Bar­nett and wife Re­nae of Bartlesville; his sis­ters, Pearl Hamm of Keota and Dot Tich­ner and hus­band Jack of Dal­las; his broth­ers, Bob Bar­nett and wife Bon­nie of Atlanta and Jerry Bar­nett and wife Dona of Ton­ti­town; his daugh­ters-in-law, Dot­tie Bar­nett of Strang, Okla., and Terasa Bar­nett of Coweta; his sis­ter-in-law, Cas­san­dra Bar­nett of Lit­tle Rock; 11 grand­chil­dren and 15 great-grand­chil­dren. Sev­eral nieces, neph­ews, friends and other rel­a­tives also sur­vive him.

DAL­LAS, Texas — Jack P.

Gunter Jr., M.D., in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned plas­tic sur­geon who was also a pro­lific au­thor, lec­turer and in­no­va­tor, passed away on July 11, 2017, at the age of 79.

He died peace­fully in his sleep dur­ing an af­ter­noon nap. He was born in Fort Smith, Ark., to Char­lene Ful­bright Gunter and Jack Per­sh­ing Gunter, Sr.

Jack started his school­ing at 3 years of age at the Sour John Ok­la­homa Grade School for Na­tive Amer­i­cans where his par­ents were teach­ers. It was a large one-room school­house with grades 1- 6 all taught in the same room. They later set­tled in Fort Smith, Ark., where they lived un­til Jack grad­u­ated from med­i­cal school.

Dur­ing grade school in Fort Smith, he met Wal­ter Du­cote Haynes and they be­came life­long friends. Jack al­ways said Du­cote was more of a brother than a friend. They were in­sep­a­ra­ble from the 5th grade through col­lege when they sep­a­rated ways, but not their friend­ship, when both went to dif­fer­ent med­i­cal schools. While grow­ing up, Jack and Du­cote were more in­ter­ested in sports, hunting and fish­ing than school. Jack dreamed of be­ing a big league base­ball player but gave it up when he re­al­ized he was “all field and no hit”.

Dur­ing their se­nior year in high school, Jack and Du­cote were in­formed by their high school bi­ol­ogy teacher that they would be the last stu­dents in her class whom she thought had a chance of get­ting in med­i­cal school. Like in class, they didn’t lis­ten and went on their way more de­ter­mined. Jack re­ceived his B.A. from West­min­ster Col­lege in Ful­ton, Mo. While at­tend­ing West­min­ster, he be­longed to Beta Theta Pi so­cial fra­ter­nity, Omi­cron Delta Kappa Na­tional Honorary So­ci­ety and Phi Rho Ep­silon, an honorary so­ci­ety for pre-med stu­dents. He let­tered in var­sity ten­nis four years (serv­ing as cap­tain his last three) and also let­tered in var­sity wrestling. He was awarded Ath­lete of the Year his se­nior year. In 1990 Dr. Gunter re­ceived the Alumni Achieve­ment Award from West­min­ster.

He served his coun­try from 1964 un­til 1973 as a Ma­jor in the Arkansas Na­tional Guard; his mil­i­tary oc­cu­pa­tion was as a doc­tor.

Jack at­tended med­i­cal school at the Univer­sity of Ok­la­homa. Grad­u­at­ing in 1963, he did a ro­tat­ing in­tern­ship and a year of gen­eral surgery res­i­dency at The Univer­sity of Arkansas fol­lowed by an oto­laryn­gol­ogy (ENT) res­i­dency at Tu­lane Univer­sity. There his in­ter­est in plas­tic surgery, es­pe­cially rhino­plasty, be­gan.

Af­ter fin­ish­ing the res­i­dency, Jack did a one-year NIH Fel­low­ship in Fa­cial Plas­tic Surgery at Mercy Hos­pi­tal in Pitts­burgh, Pa. At this point, Jack was ready to launch his ca­reer and found a po­si­tion at UT South­west­ern Med­i­cal School in Dal­las in the Divi­sion of Oto­laryn­gol­ogy; and so his ca­reer in Dal­las be­gan in 1969 and he later be­came Chair­man of the Divi­sion.

In 1978, Jack made a ma­jor mid-life de­ci­sion to do a plas­tic surgery res­i­dency at the Univer­sity of Michi­gan so he would be dou­ble-board cer­ti­fied in both oto­laryn­gol­ogy and plas­tic surgery. Upon his re­turn to Dal­las in 1980, he re­sumed his pri­vate prac­tice and in 1983 founded the Dal­las Rhino­plasty Sym­po­sium which still meets an­nu­ally and has be­come world renowned. For sev­eral years, he prac­ticed gen­eral plas­tic surgery but later grav­i­tated to plas­tic surgery of the nose which was his pas­sion. He was fea­tured as “The Man of 1000 Noses” by the Dal­las Morn­ing News High Pro­file sec­tion in March 1993.

As Jack’s ex­per­tise grew in rhino­plasty, he was in­vited to lec­ture at many ma­jor U.S. uni­ver­si­ties and even­tu­ally be­came an in­ter­na­tional lec­turer to med­i­cal uni­ver­si­ties and so­ci­eties on six of the seven con­ti­nents. Dr. Gunter was a mem­ber of all the ma­jor plas­tic surgery so­ci­eties in the U.S. He was hon­ored as The In­vited Vis­it­ing Pro­fes­sor at 18 ma­jor med­i­cal cen­ters in the U.S. in­clud­ing Har­vard and Johns Hop­kins.

He au­thored 54 sci­en­tific pa­pers in ma­jor med­i­cal jour­nals and books and was co-au­thor of the book: Dal­las Rhino­plasty: Surgery by the Masters Edi­tions 2002, 2007. In 2004, he was hon­ored as re­cip­i­ent of The Pres­i­dent’s Award of the Amer­i­can So­ci­ety of Plas­tic Sur­geons and with the Distin­quished Fel­low­ship Award 2014, given by the Amer­i­can As­so­ci­a­tion of Plas­tic Sur­geons for his per­sonal achieve­ments and life­time con­tri­bu­tions to the field of plas­tic surgery.

While in med­i­cal school, Jack mar­ried and di­vorced 10 years later. Jack had three daugh­ters who were the cen­ter of his life. As a sin­gle par­ent for 19 years, Jack had two goals: (1) to raise his daugh­ters to be happy in­di­vid­u­als and good, ac­tive ci­ti­zens and (2) to be the best he could be in his pro­fes­sion. Jack worked a lot but al­ways found time to take his daugh­ters wa­ter ski­ing, snow ski­ing, and to play sports. He coached them in track, soft­ball, and bas­ket­ball dur­ing their grade school years.

In 1989, he met a lady on a blind date who swept him off his feet; she had two daugh­ters ages 4 and 7 at the time. In 1992, they mar­ried. Jack and Deb­o­rah have been mar­ried for 25 years and Jack was happy to have two more daugh­ters by the mar­riage.

Jack and Deb­o­rah burned the can­dle at both ends, trav­el­ing ex­ten­sively, en­joy­ing their friends and fam­ily, and pur­su­ing their hob­bies of golf, ski­ing, hunting and fish­ing.

Jack is sur­vived by his de­voted wife, Deb­o­rah; daugh­ters and sons-in-laws, Ash­ley and David Bev­erly, Page and Rob Doby, C.B. and Bo Ham­rick; step-daugh­ters, Tay­lor Over­street, Mary Read­ing and Andy Gray­don; sis­ter, Vicki Wood­son; grand­chil­dren, John David Bev­erly, Caro­line Bev­erly, Miller Doby, Jack Doby, Wy­att Doby, El­lie Ham­rick, and Gunter Ham­rick. Honorary pall­bear­ers are Barry An­drews, Fritz Bar­ton M.D., Bu­ford Berry, Steve Byrd M.D., Henry M. Carder M.D., Leo F. Cor­ri­gan III, Don Gask­ins, Jim Ham­mond, Sam Hamra M.D., Du­cote Haynes M.D., Wil­liam Hayner, Mitch Hur­witz, Hay­den McIl­roy, V. Bryan Med­lock, Jerry Meyer, Bill Meier, La­mar Nor­swor­thy, Charles Pace, Rod Rorhich M.D., John Teb­betts M.D., Bill Vines, Jim Wik­ert, and Terry Wor­rell.

Dr. Gunter felt grat­i­tude for the loy­alty and ser­vice of his co-work­ers and staff. In par­tic­u­lar, he ap­pre­ci­ated Mar­i­lyn Jack­son, Jan Phillips, Jane Dy­nis, Les­lie Soehner, Dorothea Hamil­ton, Kath­leen Soper, and Mimi Mor­ris who worked with him for more than 20 years.

In lieu of flow­ers, memo­ri­als may be made to Spe­cial Olympics of Texas, Attn: Lesa Cantrell, 1804 Ruther­ford Lane, Austin, Texas 78754, or North Texas Food Bank, www.ntfb.org/do­nate.

A Memo­rial Ser­vice was held at High­land Park United Methodist Church, 3300 Mock­ing­bird Lane, Dal­las, Texas 75205, at 10:30 a.m. on Satur­day, July 15, 2017.

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