ROLAND JOSEPH GAUTHIER JR.
Sturgis, KY. – Roland Joseph Gauthier Jr., 75, of Sturgis, Kentucky passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019 surrounded by his loved ones.
Roland was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on April 4, 1943, the eldest son of the late Roland Sr. and Doris (Shanley) Gauthier.
Roland spent most of his life as a horse owner, trainer, and racer. He loved racing, whether it be cars or horses and lived his life to the fullest.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Pauline Gauthier; nephew, Ryan Gauthier.
Roland is survived by his children, Roland Gauthier III; Michelle Gauthier; Randy Gauthier; Amanda Gauthier – Klecan; Logan Gauthier; family friend, Trevor Heidrich; grandchildren, Ashley Gauthier, Kristin Rayne, Ryan Lee, Raina Gauthier; great-grandchildren, Cameron Lee, Aidan Rayne; brother, Raymond Gauthier; racing partner, Allan Hanselman.
David King says
We knew Roland when we lived in Corydon KY 1991-1993. We shared ownership in a horse, “Keep Her Fast”. He was our Best Man at our wedding.
Our condolences & we miss him
David & Randy King