Russell Marvin Gautier, 86, of Ripplemead, departed this life Tuesday afternoon, December 15, 2009 at Riverview Nursing Home in Rich Creek. Born in Giles County on January 20, 1923, he was a son of the late Walter Lee and Eula Martin Gautier. He was retired from the Celanese Plant at Narrows and was preceded in death by his mother, his brother Raymond Gautier, and his sisters Pauline Lucas and Mary Hess.
He leaves to cherish his memory his sons and daughters-in-law Marvin W. Gautier of Pembroke, Robert L. and Deborah Gautier of Ripplemead, Donald H. and Drema Gautier of Newport; his six grandchildren, his two great-grandchildren; his sister Irene Boyd of Narrows; his half-sisters Frances Epling, Lilly Hatcher, Joyce Kiger all of Pearisburg, Janice Collins of Shawsville; his half brothers Richard Gautier of Pearisburg, Tommy Gautier and Jimmy Gautier of Narrows, and Jerry Gautier of Pembroke.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with burial following in the Gautier Cemetery on Fletchers Mt. near Narrows. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 12:00 noon until 2:00 PM before the services. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.