Charles ”Buddy” Ray Gullett, 71 of Rice, VA was called home to Jesus on January 10, 2020. He was born on June 19, 1948 to the late Junior and Constance Mae Gullett in Cleveland, Ohio, but grew up in West Virginia and Baltimore, Maryland. At age 19, Buddy joined the U.S. Navy and served his country during the Vietnam War as a tugboat mechanic. His greatest loves in life were the Lord, his family and friends, his place at Lake Chesdin, trying out new recipes, and a night out singing karaoke. He was a member of Trinity Gospel Church where he served as a minister of the Gospel and was part of The GloryBound Gospel Singers. With everyone he encountered and touched, Buddy never met a stranger which was evident if you ever heard his favorite quote, “I love this old world”.
He is survived by his wife Denise LeDet Gullett, his children;Dorian Deloris Eaker of Abilene, Gayle Yvonne Mason (Justin) of Keysville, Charles Alexander Gullett (Jesslyn) of Rice, Gordon Ray Gullett (Katie) of Rice, 9 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, 2 sisters; Linda Collins and Sheila Hughes of Williamsburg and many beloved nieces/nephews. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters; Francis Angeletti and Connie Lee.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020 10:00am at the Amelia Veterans Cemetery with interment to follow. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 6:00-8:00pm at Puckett Funeral Home.