Born in Daviess County on July 10, 1936, he was the son of Max and Tressa F. (Barks) Gaultney.
He married Donna P. Klutey on June 22, 1984.
He was a coal miner with Amax Co. Minnehaha Mine and retired in 1983. He was a member of Elnora Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Donna; one son, Doug Gaultney of Bruceville; two daughters, Lesa (David) Pegg of Yorktown and Denise Kleysteuber of Vincennes; two stepsons, Doug (Janet) Brochin of Odon and Mark Brochin of Lyons; two stepdaughters, Michelle (Brad) Stefanick of Linton and Becky (Dennis) Zanchary of Jasper; and two sisters, Judy (Jim) McFadden of Terre Haute and Jane Ann (Ken) Koenig of Sandborn. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Phillip Gaultney.
Friends may call at the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday and from 10 a.m. until the hour of service on Monday at Salem United Church of Christ in Westphalia.
Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, Mat Salem United Church of Christ with Rev. Glen Archer officiating. Interment will follow at Salem United Church of Christ Cemetery in Westphalia.
The family has requested contributions be made to the Salem United Church of Christ Memorial Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.