Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 2 p.m. in Bayou Rouge Baptist Church in Evergreen for Sam Gullett, 87, who passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at his residence in Lafayette. All who knew and loved Sam are invited to attend.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 31 years, Bea Gullett of Lafayette; two children, Suzanne Gullett Stearns of Lake Charles and Michael E. Gullett of Lafayette; nine grandchildren, Dr. Jennie Lynn Stearns, Deborah O' Connor, Theresa James, Katie Stearns, Dr. Carrie Faulk, Lesley Icenhour, Samuel Gullett, Matthew Gullett and Eamon Gullett; twelve great grandchildren; Asher, Piper, Madeline, Zoey, Olivia, Peyton, Sandra, Benjamin, Thomas, Matthew, Sage and Rylee; and three siblings, Tom Gullett, Fred (Buck) Gullett and Mabel Beckler.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl Luke and Florence Whittington Gullett; and three siblings, Y.D. Gullett, Rodney (Beau) Gullett and Betty Gullett Goudeau.
Sam Gullett was born on October 21, 1921 and died on July 29, 2009 at his home in Lafayette. He was raised in Evergreen, Avoylles Parish. He joined the Army in W.W.II on November 13, 1942 and served as a TEC 5 engineer, Company D 363rd, which helped build the Burma Road. Sam was chosen from Company D to guard the entry door in Tehran, Iran for the World Allied Summit that included, Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, Stalin and Chang Kai-Shek. After the war he returned to his farm in Avoylles Parish until moving to Houma and then to Lafayette, where he worked for Jones Laughlin, Dresser Industries. In 1965 he became part owner of Reamco, Inc. with Charles Milan and Aubrey Guidry. After retirement Sam joined the Coffee Club at Mel's Diner (thus the gift of gab and coffee).
The family would like to thank each and every person who cared for him, with special thanks to Heart of Hospice, especially his nurse, Sonya as well as Sarah Dominique and Nikita Harper of First Name Basis Agency. The care, respect and love shown not only to Mr. Sam but also to his wife was invaluable.
The family requests that memorials be sent in Mr. Sam's name to, Bayou Rouge Baptist Church, P.O. Box 142, Evergreen, LA. 71333 or Heart of Hospice, 201 W. Vermilion St. Lafayette, LA. 70501.
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