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Troy "T. I." Gauntt '49 December 6, 2016 8:13 AM updated: December 6, 2016 8:17 AM

Smith Family Funeral Homes - Haskell obituary
304 N 2nd St
Haskell, Texas 79521
Phone: (940) 864-2151
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Troy Ira "Coach" Gauntt
September 25, 1928 - December 03, 2016

Troy Ira “Coach” Gauntt, 88, of Munday, Texas, passed away on December 3, 2016 in Aspermont. A funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Munday with Rev. Jim Reid officiating. Burial will follow at the Rochester Cemetery, Rochester, Texas, under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Homes. A visitation will be on Monday, December 5, 2016 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the funeral home in Haskell, 304 N. 2nd St.
Born, September 25,1928 in Rochester, Texas to Granville and Ora Gauntt. He had 4 siblings, brothers Clarence, Pete and Jack and a sister Freda, all who preceded him in death.
He married JoAnn Carothers on March 1, 1950 and had 3 children. Belinda and her husband Jim Hecht of Aspermont, Troy Paul Gauntt (deceased) and Tony Guantt and wife Sheila of Georgetown, Texas. He has 5 grandchildren, Lacee Hecht Cox and her husband Cody of Ira, Bay Hecht and his wife Cesily of Aspermont, Shayla Hecht Morris and her husband Zach of Aspermont, Aaron Gauntt of Austin and Ryan Gauntt of Waco, Joseph Hecht and Amilia Hecht of Aspermont. He has 6 great-grandchildren, Karter, Kade, Brayson, Brant, Maleah and Makye.
Troy was a very proud aggie, graduating from Texas A&M in 1950. He spent 37 years in education as a teacher, coach and administrator. While he enjoyed all aspects of his involvement in education, he most enjoyed his years coaching, especially football. He touched hundreds of young lives through the years of his career. During the time he spent as a high school Principle and Superintendent, he continued to teach a class to maintain that contact with his students.
While his eternally positive attitude, words of encouragement and respectful behavior will certainly be missed, they will also be remembered and hopefully serve as a guide for others to follow.
Online condolences can be shared with the family at

Funeral Service
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
10:00 AM

First Baptist Church

Munday, Texas
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Service: First Baptist Church, Munday, TX Burial: Rochester, TX Visitation: 5:30-6:30 Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, Haskell

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