Albert Gullett Sr.

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 4, 2008

Albert “Peck” Gullett Sr. passed away at his home on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, surrounded by caring family members, at the age of 82.

Peck was a lifelong resident of Warren County and the Jeff Davis community. He was retired from Cedar Chemical. Peck also built residential homes in the Vicksburg area.

He proudly and heroically served his country as a sailor in the Navy during World War II, escorting aircraft carriers in the Pacific Theatre. Peck shared fantastic stories of the mighty Pacific, other sites, battles and near-misses with Japanese aircraft.

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Peck was a Christian with a great compassion for his family. He had a loving and caring attitude toward others, also. He demonstrated his talents through carpentry projects he completed for churches: constructing Vacation Bible school crafts, building tables for preschoolers and refinishing pews. Peck was a member of a mission team that traveled to Honduras to help complete a church mission in the city of El Progresso, sponsored by Highland Baptist Church lead planner and friend, the late Rev. Bill Patten. His talents will be missed, but will always be remembered by his Father.

Peck was preceded in death by his wife, Lorena Lyons Gullett; mother, Linnie Bolls Gullett; father, Albert Sidney Gullett; brother, William “Bill” Gullett; and his second wife, Clara Hodges Gullett.

Survivors include a brother, Sidney Gullett of Houston, Texas; four sons, Albert “Al” Gullett and wife Elana, John Gullett and wife Liz, Greg Gullett and wife Delilah and Ronnie Gullett and wife Shelia; and one daughter, Rita Fowler and husband Rocky, all of Vicksburg. Mr. Gullett had 10 grandchildren: Matt, Troyce, J.C., Lance, Ashleigh, Erin and Deidra Gullett, Gretchen Hinton, Nathan and Shelley Fowler; and two great-grandchildren: Aidan May Hinton and Nolan Gullett.

Sons John and Greg Gullett will share in a celebration of life remembrance service. Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Glenwood Funeral Home chapel. Burial will follow at Green Acres Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 tonight at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be grandsons: Matt, Troyce, J.C., Lance and Nathan; son-in-law, Rocky Fowler; and grandson-in-law, Dru Hinton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Carlton Carlisle, Jimmy Stanford, Jim Harrison, the Rev. Francis Vriesen, Max Windham, Dr. Calvin Masterson, Othel Mendrop, Charles “Pop” Carter, Tommy Jeffers, special friends Mrs. Amy Haygood, the ladies at Super Junior and caregivers Ms. Samestine Adams and Mrs. Catherine Jones.

Memorials may be made to Gideons International, P.O. Box 821712, Vicksburg, MS 39182.