Services for R.E. Gault, 90, formerly of Killeen, will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home Chapel in Killeen with Pastor Scott Sharman officiating. Burial will follow at Killeen City Cemetery.
Mr. Gault died Dec. 27, 2015, in the Community Hospice House in Burleson. He was born Aug. 19, 1925, in Coryell County to the late James L. and Mattie (Godman) Gault.
He graduated from Gatesville High School in 1942. After graduating, he worked on the family farm.
R.E. married the love of his life, Dorothy Keever, on Sept. 7, 1946. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Killeen, where he worked on building the tunnels at West Fort Hood. After learning the concrete trade, he started his own business in Killeen, where he continued in business for the next 30 years. He then worked for the Killeen Independent School District for 10 years.
During this time, R.E. and Dorothy raised their three children and participated actively in church and community activities.
He was a member of Alsbury Baptist Church of Burleson, a former member of the First Baptist Church of Killeen from 1947 to 1996, and he was also a deacon at Silver Creek Baptist Church of Lake Buchanan.
Mr. Gault was preceded in death by his father and mother, James L. and Mattie Gault; and brothers, Joe, Frank and Bill Gault.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Gault of Burleson; son, Robert F. Gault and his wife, Terri, of Burleson; daughters, Lanelle Bailey of College Station and Elaine Ortiz and her husband, Paul, of Pflugerville; sister, Vivian Blackwell of Belton; grandchildren, Benjamin Bailey, Zachary Bailey, Melanie Moore, Michael Malandrucolo, Mari Robyn Gault, Rachael Gault, Reagan Gault and Landen Ivy.