Marvin “Tony” Gauthier, 89, of Orange, Texas, passed away on May 11, 2019, at his home surrounded by loved ones. 

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City, Texas. Officiating will be Reverend Keith Royal. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

 

Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 9:30 a.m.

 

Born in Cottonport, Louisiana, on March 17, 1930, he was the son of Philo “Pete” C. Gauthier and Mildred M. Alvarado Gauthier. Tony joined the Merchant Marines at 15 years old. He later joined the United States Army where he traveled the world and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. Tony went on to spend 35 years doing what he loved as a Barber and owner of “Tony’s Barber Shop” in Bridge City. He enjoyed woodworking and even gardening in his younger years. He spent time traveling throughout the United States visiting National Parks. Tony loved his family dearly and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Mildred Gauthier; and his siblings, Floyd Ray Gauthier, Jay Gauthier, Margaret Gauthier, and Molly Burris.

 

He is survived by his loving wife, Ann Lou Matson Gauthier; children, Bruce Gauthier and wife Susan of Bridge City, April Gauthier Porterfield and husband Hal in Bridge City, and Clint Gauthier and wife Stacey of McLewis; Lindsay Harrison and husband Scott, and Clint Gauthier, Jr. and wife Miranda; great-grandchildren, Presleigh, Maison, and Savannah Gauthier; and his brother, Davis Gauthier.

 

Serving as pallbearers will be Bruce Gauthier, Clint Gauthier, Clint Gauthier, Jr., Hal Porterfield, and Scott Harrison.