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Marshall Franklin Gautier

Marshall Franklin Gautier, Jr., 78, passed away on January 7, 2022. He was born in Hope Mills, NC on January 2, 1944, to Marshall and Janie Gautier, Sr. He attended Hope Mills High School and graduated from University of Pembroke with a bachelor’s degree. After college, Marshall joined the Air Force and served 4 years with an honorable discharge. Marshall married Brenda Wallace on September 10, 1967. They had two sons, Jeffrey and Todd. Marshall served as a Deacon at his church, loved golfing and fishing, old cars, coaching, and watching sports. At one point he was the bus driver for the gospel group Four in Rapture. Marshall had a career in law enforcement. First as a deputy and then becoming an Intensive Probation Officer. He retired from the State of NC in 2003. Marshall is preceded in death by his parents, Janie and Marshall Sr., his brothers, Kenneth and Rowland. He is survived by his wife, Brenda; son, Jeffrey and his wife, Jennifer and their three children, Jessica, Michaelynn and Christopher. He is also survived by Todd and his wife, Barbara. Services to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers please feel free to make a donation in Marshall’s memory to: Hillside Baptist Church for the Mission, 3807 Legion Rd. Hope Mills, NC 28348 or American Heart Association, P.O Box 840692 Dallas, TX 75284-0692. In memory of Marshall Gautier, Jr. Heart.org

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