David Gautier, Sr. of Radford and formerly of Giles County, departed this life Monday evening, September 7, 2009 at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center in Radford. Born in Giles County on November 7, 1941, he was a son of the late Willie Ballard and Ercelle Odessa Davis Gautier. He was retired from production work at Corning Glass Works in Blacksburg and was a member of the Montgomery County Moose Lodge. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters Beulah Martin and Edna Martin; his brothers Buster Gautier, Willie Gautier, Jr., Richard Gautier, Dan Gautier, and Rufus Gautier; and a sister-in-law Fran Gautier.
He leaves to cherish his memory his beloved wife of forty-three years Phyllis Collins Gautier; his sons and daughters-in-law David Jr. and Patty Gautier of Radford, Timothy and Melissa Gautier of Radford; his daughters and son-in-law Missy and Greg King of Salem, Pam Loan of Radford; his brothers Bill Gautier of Pearisburg, Bobby Gautier of Rich Creek; his sisters Lois Wiekle of Rich Creek, Nancy Meredith of Pearisburg, Shelley Spicer of Narrows, Barbara Gautier of Roanoke; his grandchildren Timothy A. “Bo” Gautier, Jr., Cody Aaron Loan, Kayla Marie Gautier, Katelyn Nicole Gautier, Lucas King; his step-grandchildren Shannon Lynn Viers, Carol Beth Jones; his step-great-grandchildren Jacob Matthew Viers, Braylen Levi Jones; and his special buddy, his dog, Jenny.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11:00 AM in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with Pastor Mike Bond and Pastor Jim Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.