of Sherwood, AR
December 1, 1935 - March 20, 2023
Elmer Lee Gunter, age 87, of Sherwood passed away at his home surrounded by family on March 20, 2023.He was born December 1, 1935 in Vilonia to Jefferson Davis and Lila Wilma Gunter. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 60 years, Dixie Gunter; infant daughter, Cynthia Gunter and two brothers, J.D. Gunter and Sam Gunter.Mr. Gunter worked in construction at Pipefitters Local 155 for over 50 yearsHe loved being with his grandchildren and his dogs. He also enjoyed working in his yard and was an avid Razorback fan.Mr. Gunter is survived by three daughters, Valerie (Rick) Van Dame of Frisco, Texas, Karla (Paul) Hand of Sherwood and Kristi (Jose) Fernandez of Atlanta, Georgia; one brother, Thomas Pat Gunter of Sherwood; seven grandchildren, Sarah (Josue) Gallardo, Brett Ray, Mack Ray, Jeff (Sarah) Hand, Briana Fernandez, Armand Fernandez and Carlo Fernandez; six great-grandchildren, J.J., Layla, Logan, Hannah, Jackson, Camryn and by several nieces and nephews.Graveside services will be Saturday, March 25 at 2:30 p.m. at Henderson Cemetery in Pangburn, Arkansas with Bro. Jesse Pate officiating.Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Owens Funeral Home in North Little Rock.Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, www.alz.org/donate or reach out to 800-272-3900.
I am so sorry for your loss. The family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Karla,We're so very sorry to hear about your dad. We know all too well the journey, but there's no greater peace than knowing that he is free from the hold Alzheimer's had on him, and that he's with the love of his life, Ms. Dixie. There's always so much to DO after they leave us, so I pray that you and your family will find joy in the memories and love each other through it. Keeping you and yours in our thoughts and prayers. Carl and Tammy
Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Uncle Lee will be missed by us all. Sending you all my love. Joy
I have so many fond memories of Uncle Lee. He was oft spoken but deliberate in purpose, and always kind and considerate. When I was young I remember his personal style — always wearing a short waisted Lee jeans jacket, ray ban sunglasses and cowboy boots. He took pride in everything he did —- from his work, to his home, to his yard work/ landscaping, to his love for his family. Uncle Lee you are missed.
So sorry for your loss. Elmer was a great friend. I worked with him at Johnson Controls for many years. He was one of the best.