1964 – 2013

A graveside funeral service and burial will be held in the West Side District Cemetery on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. for Douglas Steve Gunter, 48. Doug was born in Taft in 1964 and passed to Heaven in Bakersfield on January 27, 2013. He worked in the petroleum industry for 28 years. Doug loved his job at Berry Petroleum but most of all he loved his family. Surfing was his passion. On his days off he traveled the coastline of California in search of the perfect wave. Doug was a great and loving father to his sons, Tyler, Robert and William. He also loved baby, Alissa, who came into his life recently. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Wilba and William Thomason. Doug is survived by his sons, Tyler Cutler, Robert and William Gunter; parents, Mary and Domenico Risi; father, Crowley Steve Gunter; sister and brother-in-law, Maria Pia and Daniel Arreguin; nieces, Isabella and Olivia Arreguin; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends that were his extended family. Doug's family would like to thank Berry Petroleum and its employees for their assistance and caring during this trying time. Visitation is scheduled for Thursday afternoon and evening from 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home. To convey condolences or sign an online registry, please visit www.EricksonAndBrown.com.