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Ray Gunter

April 20, 1955 — May 28, 2023

Beebe

Ray Gunter

Ray Gunter, age 68 of Beebe went to be with the Lord May 28, 2023.  Ray was born on April 20, 1955, in Little Rock to R.E. and Marie Gunter. 

Ray was an avid sports fan, he loved the Arkansas Razorbacks and enjoyed going to the many games with his family and friends.  If you couldn’t find Ray taking a leisurely stroll through the streets of Beebe, you could find him at a local sporting event.  He was the voice of the Beebe Badgers for many years and took pride in his participation in Beebe sports.  Ray was a member of the Beebe Church of Christ where he served as a deacon for most of his adult life.  Ray taught secondary education for over thirty years in central Arkansas.  He always took the scenic route on family vacations taking them all over the United States.

Ray is survived by his wife of thirty-nine years, Shelah; one son, Scott (Lauren) Gunter of El Paso; two daughters, Sheray (Allen) Higginbotham of Sherwood and Sydney (Blake) Gunter of Sherwood; four grandchildren, Landen and Ellie Gunter and Grayson and Jonathan Higginbotham.

Visitation is Thursday evening, June 1st from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Smith Westbrook Funeral Home, 404 West Dewitt Henry, Beebe, Arkansas 72012.  Services at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 2nd at the Beebe Church of Christ on Center Street.  Burial at Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens.

Please visit www.smithfamilycares.com/westbrook to view the online registry.  Arrangements by Smith Westbrook Funeral Home, Beebe.

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Visitation

Thursday, June 1, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Friday, June 2, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Burial

Friday, June 2, 2023

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens

404 W Dewitt Henry Dr, Beebe, AR 72012

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