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“Family So sorry for your loss. What a great guy.We spent a lot of time together at work.RIP my friend. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Vera Bryant Sr. - Morganton, NC

“Holly, Neal and family - My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Extending my deepest sympathy to all of your family. God...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Virginia Fryar - Hickory, NC

“Dear Savannah, Stoney and family, We are so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. Please know that we are praying for you and asking God to comfort...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Terri and Tim Mull - NC

“Stoney & family,So sorry to hear about your loss. As you all go through this most difficult time, may the Good Lord grant you Peace, Strength ...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Stan & Maggie Giese - Valdese, NC

“Stoney, Just wanna let you know, our Thoughts & Prayers are with you today & in the days ahead. So sorry for your loss. It's hard...❤ ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Patricia & Allen Lowman - NC

“Stoney, Just wanna let you know, out Thoights & Prayers are with you today & in the days ahead. So sorry for your loss. It's hard...❤ ”
6 of 11 | Posted by: Patricia & Allen Lowman - NC

“I always enjoyed talking with Pat on the years we were able to have Thanksgiving with the Gantts. Holding you all in the light during this difficult...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Erin Aldridge Orr - Portland, OR

“Please accept my condolences for the lost of your father. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Gary Harbison - Morg., NC

“Stoney my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. God bless you my friend! ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Steve Williams - Morganton, NC

“With heartfelt sympathy. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Jacqueline Kanipe - Morganton, NC

“Pat was a great guy, friend and customer.....he will be missed... ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Pete Nelson - Morganton, NC


Mr. Patrick "Pat" Joseph Gantt, 71, of Connelly Springs passed away Saturday May 11, 2019 at Burke Hospice and Palliative Care following a period of declining health.
Pat was born March 7, 1948 in Catawba County to the late William Darnell Gantt, Sr. and Hazel Reynolds Gantt. He retired from the Burke County Sheriff's Department as a jailer and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter, Casey Nicole Gantt; and multiple aunts and uncles.
Survivors include his son, Stoney Gantt and wife Tiffany of Connelly Springs; daughters, Savannah Benfield and husband Kyle of Connelly Springs, and Holly Coffey and husband Neal of Rutherford College; two brothers, William Darnell Gantt and wife Peggy of Connelly Springs and Donald Gantt and wife Lisa of Fuquay, NC; and grandchildren, Zach Coffey, Mason Coffey, Jaxson Benfield, Tucker Gantt, Landon Langley, and Dawson Langley.
A funeral service will be held 1:00PM Thursday, May 16, 2019 in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service with the Rev. Mark Smith officiating.
Interment will follow in the St. John's Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors presented by the NC National Guard.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM at Heritage Funeral Service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care at 1721 Enon Rd. Valdese, NC 28690 or to Disabled American Veterans at P.O. Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

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