1934 - 2015 (80 years)
||Frank Carroll GUTIERREZ |
||18 Sep 1934
||Notre Dame High School, Biloxi, Mississippi; also attended Mississippi State University and University of Southern Mississippi |
||raising and fighting game cocks |
||17 Jun 2015
- In 1954, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served two years, during which he was stationed in Parris Island, South Carolina, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Cuba and Panama. He was honorably discharged as rank of Sergeant in 1956. He then worked in his father’s ice business until 1960, at which time he went into the janitorial supply business until 1969, when it was destroyed by Hurricane Camille. He then owned and operated a construction business until 1977, when he returned to family-owned business as Manager of Shrimp Packaging.
Member of Biloxi Elks Lodge #606, Biloxi Yacht Club and several carnival associations.
Frank Carroll Gutierrez, age 80 of Biloxi passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in Gulfport.
Mr. Gutierrez was born on September 18, 1934 in Biloxi, MS. He graduated from Notre Dame High School where his father was instrumental in building the new Catholic High School for boys that he attended. He attended The University of Southern Mississippi and Mississippi State University. He served his country in the United States Marine Corp. where he was a surveyor in the Fourth Battalion, Platoon 83 serving in the Central and South American Countries. He was always proud of his service to his country.
For many years he was active in many civic organizations including the Biloxi Jaycees where he served as President in 1962. He was also a member of the Biloxi Elks Lodge #606 and many seafood processing organizations. He belonged to Les Pierrots Carnival Organization, The Revelers Carnival Association and was a founding member of Les Badineurs Carnival Association.
He has been associated with the seafood business most of his life. He began as a young man delivering ice to the shrimp boats for his father’s ice company. He was co-owner of Sea Harvest and Sun Rise Seafood. Mr. Gutierrez was an entrepreneur and had many business ventures including Penguin Sales Company and Florentine Pools. In 1985 he purchased the old Biloxi City Barn on the corner of Bayview Avenue and Lee Street and together with his wife and sons, Brent and Clay, began a new family business called Cash Sales Company. That company evolved into Custom Pack, Inc. in 1988 and continues to operate today. In addition to designing a state of the art seafood processing facility, he pioneered the innovative IQF Technique of freezing shrimp. He and his family also are owners of Custom Cold Storage which serves the seafood industry.
He had many hobbies and enjoyed hunting with his sons and grandsons. He loved to travel and especially enjoyed trips to Mexico and Nicaragua where the family had business interests. He enjoyed fly fishing in Wyoming with friends and fished in the Road Runners Fly Fishing Tournaments for the past 15 years. For the last 19 years until he was 79 years old, he participated in the Tennessee River 600 riding a jet ski in the Tennessee and Alabama Rivers and lakes with his wife and friends to raise funds for the Children’s Miracle Network. Frank always loved cars and especially had an attachment to El Caminos. He also loved building cars for his sons to participate the Cub Scout Derbies. He enjoyed a special hobby of raising game fowl on his farm and through his hobby has made many lifelong friends throughout the county.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Catherine Gutierrez; his father Lee Gutierrez; three brothers, Lee R. “Pedro” Gutierrez , Henry “Duke” Gutierrez and Ramon “Ziggy” Gutierrez.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Anita Knebel Gutierrez; two sons, Brent Gutierrez and his wife Roianne and Clay Gutierrez; his five beloved grandchildren, Marissa Gutierrez, Grant Gutierrez, Raven Gutierrez, Chad Gutierrez and Dylan Gutierrez; many loving nieces and nephews; and his sister in law, Barbara Bosarge.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 22, 2015 at the Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary from 12:00 PM, with a visitation for family and friends from 10:00 AM until the Mass. Burial will follow in Southern Memorial Park, Biloxi.
The family prefers memorial donations to The Children’s Miracle Network, 975 East Third Street, Chattanooga, TN 37403.
The RIEMANN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, corner of Lemoyne Blvd and Washington Ave, Ocean Springs is serving the family. Tributes may be offered to the family and an online guestbook may be signed at www.riemannfamily.com
||22 Jun 2015 |
||Lee Paul GUTIERREZ, Sr., b. 14 Mar 1903, Biloxi, Mississippi , d. 2 Dec 1979, Biloxi, Mississippi (Age 76 years) |
||Katherine Evelyn SLAY, b. 11 Feb 1907, Mobile, Alabama or Tuscaloosa , d. 2 Dec 1979, Biloxi, Mississippi (Age 72 years) |
||16 Dec 1924
||Nativity B.V.M., Biloxi, Mississippi
- Lee and Katherine were great hosts and entertainers. They worked hard and played hard and both enjoyed fine mental, physical and spiritual health.
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Family of Lee Gutierrez Sr. and Katherine Slay Gutierrez|
Left to right: Lee P. Gutierrez, Sr., Katherine Slay Gutierrez, Lee "Pedro" Gutierrez, Jr., Henry S. "Duke" Gutierrez, Ramon "Ziggy" Gutierrez, Frank Gutierrez
||Family of Lee Gutierrez and Katherine Slay|
Left to right: Lee P. Gutierrez, Sr., Katherine Slay Gutierrez, Lee Gutierrez, Jr., Henry S. Gutierrez, Ramon "Ziggy" Gutierrez, Frank Gutierrez
|Extended family of Lee and Katherine Gutierrez|
Taken on their 50th anniversary.
Back row (L-R): Melba Fay Gutierrez, Henry "Duke" Gutierrez, Helen Gutierrez, Lee "Pedro" Gutierrez, Katherine Gutierrez, Lee Gutierrez, Ramon "Ziggy" Gutierrez, Millie Gutierrez, Frank Gutierrez, Anita Gutierrez
Middle row (L-R): Roxann Gutierrez, Byron Meaut, Sybil Gutierrez Meaut, Pete Gutierrez, Paul Gutierrez, Gay Gutierrez, Paige Gutierrez
Front row (L-R): Brent Gutierrez, Rachel Gutierrez, Mitzi Gutierrez, Lauren Gutierrez, John Gutierrez, Ricky Gutierrez, Clay Gutierrez (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
||Ziggy and Frank Gutierrez with Dale Fallo|
Left to right: Ziggy Gutierrez, Frank Gutierrez, Dale Fallo
||Home movies, Gutierrez family, 1961|
Total length: 3:13
The first part of this video was shot in Mobile, Alabama, where Henry, Melba Fay, Paige, Sybil and Roxann are seen feeding pigeons.
The second part was shot around Christmas 1961 in the home of Henry and Melba Fay Gutierrez on Seal Avenue in Biloxi. Henry's parents and his brothers Frank and Ziggy are seen visiting. (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)