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Dalton Boyd Gunter

Dalton Boyd Gunter (69) was born November 8, 1952, in Lakeland, FL.

He passed away peacefully on January 7, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. Dalton is survived by his wife, Bettie Reeves Gunter, sons Chris Gunter (Anna), Lakeland, FL, Jerad (Mandy) Gunter, Orlando, FL, Tommy (Hillary) Robinson, Fayetteville, TN, daughters Erica (Michael) Dockins, Lakeland, FL and Meredith (Scott) Taylor, Dade City, FL. Granddaughters MaKinlei Gunter, Lakeland, FL, Lyndsey, Emily, Ryleigh Robinson, Fayetteville, TN, Sedrick Banks Lakeland, FL, and Dominic and Lucas Gunter, Orlando, FL, 2 great-grandsons Kingston and Dalani of FL, as well as several other extended family members, nieces, nephews and in-laws.  Dalton was preceded in death by his parents, Jewel Boyd (J.B.) and Nellie Jeanette Gunter, and brother Dean Gunter, all of Lakeland, FL.

Dalton worked for Publix in Lakeland, FL and retired as a truck driver. He also worked in the family bait business, Gunter’s Live Bait in Lakeland for many years. Dalton moved to Tennessee from Florida nearly 30 years ago and owned a furniture store in Park City, TN and was an entrepreneur in sales until he retired. Dalton was always an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and hunting often during his retirement that was cut short due to a brief illness with Covid Pneumonia. Dalton loved his family dearly. He was a great man; he was very witty and comical. He was a great storyteller and always fun to be around. He loved all people and telling the best fish tales.

The family will host a celebration of life at 1 PM on Sunday, January 16, 2022, in Lakeland, FL at Lake Parker Park, the Alligator Pavilion.

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6 Comments To "Dalton Boyd Gunter"

#1 Comment By Mickie Bigham On January 8, 2022 @ 12:19 pm

Tommy and I were so sorry to hear about Dalton. Please know you’re in our prayers.

Tommy and Mickie

#2 Comment By Michelle Vann Humphrey On January 8, 2022 @ 6:12 pm

Uncle Dalton was always a cut up and picked on me as a kid just like his dad jb did lol…I remember lots of childhood memories as we were always together with my cousin’s Chris and Erica etc because our dad’s weren’t just in the family by marriage but best of friends and avid fisherman…Many memories treasured at nana and papas as well. Prayers for the entire family.

#3 Comment By Harry and Doris Bunton On January 9, 2022 @ 1:28 pm

Betty, Harry and I are so sorry . Prayers to you and your family. Harry Doris and Susan.

#4 Comment By Wayne T Walker On January 10, 2022 @ 12:33 pm

Bettie, I am so sorry to hear about Dalton. Sending Prayers and Condolences to you and the family

#5 Comment By Robin Shelton On January 10, 2022 @ 12:46 pm

I met Dalton while I was at Earlene’s Beauty Salon in Park City. He was always fun to be around. I’m so very sorry to hear of his passing.

#6 Comment By Judith Perry On January 10, 2022 @ 8:34 pm

So sorry to hear about Dalton. Jim, Adam and I sure will miss seeing him at the lake. He was always chatting and so friendly to our family. . Dalton was one of a kind ❤️
So sorry for your loss.