Charles Gutter Sr.

Published 2:49 pm Friday, August 13, 2021

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Charles E. Gutter Sr. was born on April 19, 1958, to the late Mother Daisy Mae Holmes Gutter and the late Henry Luke Martin “H.L.” He departed this life on Aug. 5, 2021, at the Riverside Medical Center in Franklinton.

He worked at the LSU Experience Station in Franklinton. He retired after 30 years.

Charles was a hardworking man who loved people, his music, vehicles, and most of all his family. He joined St. John Temple C.O.G.I.C. at an early age and then joined Light House Pentecostal Church under the leadership of Apostle Jimmy Robinson.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Lillie Gutter; two sons, Charles E. Gutter Jr. (Shuntale) of Houston, Texas, and Quan Hart of Franklinton; four stepsons, Born Smith and Samuel, Smith both of Franklinton, and Stephen Smith and James Warren of Worcester, Mass; four sisters, Hazel (Fred) Crain, Etta (Rod) Magee, Chris (Jeff) Clark and Rose Mare (Richard) Lowe; two brothers, Craft Martin of New Orleans, and Henry (Jackie) Martin of Franklinton; a mother-in-law, Ms. Vernice Warren of Franklinton; cousin, Wanda Magee of Houston; a sister-in-law, Rhonda Brumfield of Houston; a brother-in-law, Ray Warren of Atlanta, Ga.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Charles was preceded in death by his mother; father; one son, Chad Thompson; grandmother, Hattie Holmes; grandfather, Myrt Holmes; and cousins, Voncille Magee, Loucille Holmes, Larry Holmes and James Holmes.

A drive-through viewing was held Friday, Aug. 13, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be on Saturday, Aug. 14, at 11 a.m. at Crain and Sons Funeral Home, with the Rev. Earlie Warren Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Bethel Church Cemetery.

Crain and Sons Funeral Home of Franklinton is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook online at