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R.T. Van Pelt

R.T. Van Pelt, 50, was called to his eternal resting place on March 25, 2021. He entered this world on January 4, 1971 in Fort Bragg, NC, born to Rick and Rose Van Pelt.

He is survived by wife of 30 years Friday Van Pelt, mother Rose Howington, step-son Frank Carden; his grandchildren whom he loved dearly, Maryann James, David Carden,  Amanda Daily  Katie Salsman, Jeremiah Salsman,  and Ashton Salsman. He is also survived by his brother Anthony Van Pelt.

He was preceded in death by his father Rick Van Pelt, maternal grandparents Robert & Meta Howington, and uncle Robert Howington.

R.T. had many interests and passions. One of his greatest passions was his scottish/viking heritage. From this heritage he has a great collection of war hammers and swords. He loves riding motorcycles. He has been riding since he was 14. He was a member of the Gremlins motorcycle club for a few years. He was and avid reader and movie buff.

During his years of working R.T. has worked as a security guard, CNA, cook, and his greatest accomplished work is being a published author.

He was very Pro-2nd Amendment. He was very patriotic.

Public visitation will be held Saturday, April 2, 2021 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Huckabee-Tomlinson Memorial Chapel, Seven Points, TX.

Service will be held at 1:00 PM at Huckabee-Tomlinson Memorial Chapel with Paul Gern master of ceremony.

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I remember the first time we met it was a wonderful feeling of knowing that we are family up to the time of his his passing. I can recall him and my wife his granddaughter going back and forth at each other. She told him to stay strong until she get back up there. They was planning on going fishing together but she was going to use him as bait and he said well little girl there comes a time in a Grandfather life when he tells his granddaughter. So I going to say No

Reginald James Mar 30 2021 12:00 AM