|Birth: ||Oct. 16, 1938|
|Death: ||Jul. 6, 1999|
Carl Newton Gunter, Jr. (October 16, 1938 - July 6, 1999), was a Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1972–1992.
Gunter was born in Alexandria, the seat of Rapides Parish and the largest city in central Louisiana, to Carl N. "Euddie" Gunter, Sr. (June 23, 1916 - November 10, 1975), and Gladys Slay Gunter Richardson (April 18, 1920 - January 14, 2009) His paternal grandparents were John Gunter (January 31, 1886 - July 26, 1963) and Mary Hooper Gunter (May 21, 1895 - January 6, 1976). Maternal grandparents were Charles O. "Buck" Slay (November 3, 1894 - September 10, 1967) and the former Louella Sullivan (September 22, 1899 - December 13, 1996. Gunter was a maternal nephew of former Rapides Parish Assessor Charles O. Slay, Jr.
Gunter was the oldest of five children. His siblings are John O. Gunter, Travis Gunter, and a sister, Gladys Mae Gunter Norris. The other brother, Elton Wayne Gunter (February 12, 1946 - February 17, 1947), died from a childhood illness.
A 1957 graduate of Buckeye High School in eastern Rapides Parish, Gunter was voted "Most Athletic" and class president in his senior year. He attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and Louisiana College at Pineville. A physically large man, Gunter had the build of a hard-working farmer and outdoorsman with large, rough hands and square jaws.
Also, in 1957, Gunter married his high school sweetheart, the former Jessie Paulk (born 1940), and they had six children. Carl N. Gunter, III (born 1959), Rhonda Doreen Gunter (September 3, 1960 - February 20, 1962), Melody Gunter Slocum, Penny Gunter Rosier, Fancy Gunter Manton, and Ryan Travis Gunter (born 1967). At the time of his death, Gunter had thirteen grandchildren.
Carl N Gunter (1916 - 1975)
Rhonda Doreen Gunter (1960 - 1962)*
Carl Newton Gunter (1938 - 1999)
Elton Wayne Gunter (1946 - 1947)*
Hickory Grove Cemetery
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