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Vance Ray Gautt, 58

Vance Ray Gautt, was born on July 14, 1962 to Prentis Henry Gautt and Lue Anna Watkins. He was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  He lived in Little Rock, Arkansas for fifteen years when he got his wings on June 8, 2021. He went to school at Putnam High School in Oklahoma and graduated in 1980.

Vance is preceded in death by his mother; Lue Anna Watkins-Logan, his father; Prentis H Gautt, his brother; Randy Gautt, and his step father; Ted Logan.

He is survived by his wife; Dawn Gautt. His ex-wife and mother of his children Jackie Gautt. His children; Vantasha and Vincent Gautt, adopted daughter; Rachel Dickerson. Grandchildren; Lavontay and La’Niyah, his sisters; Valerie Johnson, Denise Norwood, and June Logan, many nephews and nieces.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to CARTI Cancer Center.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400

Online guestbook and obituary are available at


  • Vantasha Gautt Posted June 10, 2021 3:04 PM

    Daddy i miss you more than you could ever know. I miss your stories. I miss your wisdom. I miss your laugh, I miss your smile. I miss everything. I wish you could come back and say I love you. I know your in a better place because you are no longer suffering. But we miss you here and honestly even though we told you we where ready we where not. We can’t wait until that day we can hug you again. Please watch over mama dawn, Bubba, your grandma its qnd myself your daughter as we await the day that we see you again. I love you forever and always

  • Karrie HIGHTOWER Posted June 10, 2021 3:43 PM

    Love you

  • LESLEY HICKS Posted June 10, 2021 4:12 PM

    Dawn & family,

    Gene, the kids and I are so sorry for your loss in one of the most amazing men we’ve ever known and had such pride in calling him our cousin too!

    I know that words just cannot express how hard it is for each of you right now. Just know that you are loved and we are here for you as you begin this journey of taking each day at a time.

    May Vance rest in eternal peace 🙏❤️

    Much love


  • Mary McCullough Posted June 10, 2021 4:45 PM

    Gonna miss you my friend. RIL . Until I see you again.
    Hugs to the family.

  • Nicole L. Posted June 10, 2021 6:39 PM

    I pray for you and your families peace during this time.

  • Heather Posted June 10, 2021 8:12 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and all who love Vance.

    Heather Maxwell

  • Sherri Chitty Posted June 11, 2021 5:31 PM

    I will miss you brother we went through a lot of things together,, we have a bond no one can break. Fly high brother.

  • Vantasha Gautt Posted June 12, 2021 4:57 AM

    Daddy its been almost 4 days and I just can’t picture my life without you. I can’t go on I just want you back. I just want to call you I just want to talk to you. I just want you. Daddy this hurts. This pain hurts. Can you please come back for me. Can you please take me with you. Its so hard to look in the mirror all I see is you. I talk to you all day everyday and its just not the same. Daddy please come back. Whether its in my dreams, or something please come back to me

  • Jan Adams Posted June 17, 2021 6:34 PM

    Vance Gautt, was a good man. I didn’t know him well, but I had enough time around him that I really knew he had a good heart. We had short conversations and enjoyed life for a few minutes . His joy of living was tangible. I am honored to have met him and will continue to hold all his love ones in my prayers.. Thank you for making me smile Vance. Next time I make a green smoothie I will smile even bigger.

    • Vantasha Alexander Posted June 19, 2021 9:31 PM

      I absolutely adore this. Because this is what my daddy lived for. Thank you for sharing your kinds words

  • Dawn Jones Posted June 23, 2021 9:21 PM

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God Bless ..

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