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Charles Gant

February 23, 1952 — May 22, 2022

Rio Frio, Tx

Charles “Charlie” Lynn Gant, 70, of Leakey, went home to be with the Lord on May 22, 2022.  He was born on February 23, 1952, to Charles Smart and Jean Ryan (Smart) Withers in San Antonio, Texas.  He was adopted by Randy Gant after his father passed.   He was honored to be a father to six children.  Two sons, Gary and Roman, and four daughters, Honey, Julie, Heather, and Jennifer.  He married his beloved wife, Kay, on December 12, 1987.  He attended school in Lampasas, Texas, and then served four years in the United States Marines.  He was a carpenter by trade but he could master any project he set his mind to.   He devoted his life to preaching the gospel, traveling the world teaching anyone who would give him the opportunity to learn about the Lord.  He was a missionary and preacher of the Gospel in Russia and Kazakhstan for 16 years, then continued his mission in churches in Texas. Finally settling in Leakey, TX.  He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping.

He is survived by his wife, Kay; son, Roman (Beverley) Vaughn of Luling; daughters, Honey Howell of Rio Frio, Julie (Jonathan) Blair of Flatonia; Heather (Michael) Smith of Flatonia; Jennifer (Jerry) Bunting of Lampasas; 17 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 5 brothers, Russell Gant, Tommy Withers, David (Sharon) Withers, Bill (Charlene) Withers, and Ronnie (Charme) Withers; and 5 sisters, Linda Spurlin, Sandra Roe, Leasa Arms, Donna (Bobby) Laymon, Katie Sue Withers.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Gary, and three brothers Leroy Gant, Steven Gant, and Sam Withers.

A visitation for Charles will be Friday, May 27, 2022 from 5:00-8:00 PM at Smith Funeral Home in Flatonia, Tx.  A graveside service will be Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 10:00 AM at Brigadoon Cemetery in Flatonia, Tx with Samuel Moore officiating.

Words of comfort can be expressed to the family at

Smith Funeral Home- 128 East 5th St. Flatonia, TX 78941 - Phone# 361-865-3311

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Friday, May 27, 2022

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Saturday, May 28, 2022

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