Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Irvin G. Gunter, 77, of Stark City, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin.

He was born Feb. 3, 1940, in Mountainair, N.M., the son of Floyd Richard and Pauline Hazel Amy (Meyer) Gunter. He was united in marriage to Devilla Pointer and to this union four sons were born. Devilla preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his parents, one brother and four sisters.

On March 2, 2010, in Miami, Okla., he married Diane (Carroll) Romaine, who survives.

Additional survivors include: four sons, John Gunter and his wife Marlene and Darrell Gunter and his wife Dorothy all of Wheaton, William Gunter of Fairview, and Donald Gunter and his wife Tammy of Purdy; four stepchildren, Wesley Romaine of Springfield, Tim Romaine of Stark City, Clinton Romaine of Neosho, and Deborah Johnson of Vacaville, Calif.; one brother, Richard Gunter and his wife Donetta, of Muskogee, Okla.; one sister, Debbie Carnes of Purdy; 19 grandchildren; and 14 great- grandchildren.

He received his education in New Mexico. In 1970, he moved to Missouri. He was a long time truck driver for Tri State Trucking of Joplin.

Funeral services were held Friday at McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton. Burial was at Muncie Chapel Cemetery at Wheaton.

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