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Bryan Richard Gautier, 71, of King George County passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in King George surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Dahlgren, he worked as a newspaper delivery boy from age 11 to 13, part time at several service stations and helped with the family florist and landscaping business throughout his high school years. He graduated as class president from King George High School in 1962, and then from Strayer College of Finance in Washington, D.C.
He worked at Fort A.P. Hill and was on military reserve active duty in the U.S. Army, with leadership duties, from 1964 to 1972. He was employed at NSWC in Dahlgren and White Oak, Md., from 1964 to 1984. He first started auto body repair and paint work at his home in 1968. He founded Gautier's Auto Body & Glass in 1981.
Bryan loved his family and was a good friend to many. He was a member of Potomac Baptist Church and the King George Chamber of Commerce. He was also a member of Hudson Morris Lodge 80, Colonial Beach Lodge 199, Wakefield Chapter Order of Eastern Star, York Rite Masons, Scottish Rite Bodies, Heritage Shrine Club, Rappatomac Shrine Club, ACCA Shrine Temple, Richmond Court 16 Royal Order of Jesters, Antique Automobile Club of America, the American Legion and the V.F.W. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved automobiles.
Survivors include three children, Lisa Gautier Mills of Fredericksburg, Cheryl Green (Gary) of King George and Bryan Scott Gautier (Christy) of King George; two brothers, James Gautier (Ann) of Burke and Rodney Gautier (Judy) of Fairfax; a sister, Bobbie Gaumont-Lanvin (Jean) of Washington, N.C.; five grandchildren, Remington Green and Taylor, Caitlin, Tyler and Kyle Mills; and two granddogs, Tyson and Layla Gautier.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Nina Gautier, and son Ricky Gautier.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, King George, with a Masonic service starting at 7:45 p.m.
A service will be held at
Donations can be made to Potomac Baptist Church, Box 701, King George, VA 22485.
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