Carl E. Gantt

April 14, 1929 ‒ May 31, 2009

Sunbury, Ohio

Carl E. Gantt, 80 of Sunbury, died Sunday afternoon May 31, 2009 at St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville.

He was born on April 14, 1929 in Columbus to the late Frank Leo and Viola (Ball) Gantt. He was a member of Genoa Baptist Church where he was an usher. A member of the Fraternal Order of Police Carl enjoyed riding his motorcycle and was a member of God’s Thunder at the church.

He was a kind lovable teddy bear who had a jokester side to him. He was an incredible father full of surprises.

He is survived by his wife: Odella (Farley) Smith-Gantt; son: Jim (Mattie) Gantt of Reynoldsburg; daughters: Carol Gantt of Pomeroy, Patty (Lee) Bell of Oak Hill; step-son: George (Barb) Smith of Sunbury; step-daughters: Pam (Ralph) Robinson, Debbie Smith both of Sunbury. Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; brother: Dick (Gracie) Gantt of Hilliard; sister Lillian Huffman of Heath.

He was preceded by brothers Leo and George.

Friends may call Thursday from 10-11 a.m. at the Genoa Baptist Church where services will be held at 11 a.m. with Pastor Wayne Booth officiating. Interment will follow in the Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be directed to his family.

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