The family of Tami Gunset will celebrate her life of 49 years at 10:00 AM on Monday, August 15, 2022, at the Aldersgate Church. Her family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Sunday, August 14, 2022, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. She passed on Thursday, August 11, 2022. We invite you to view the live-streamed service and sign her virtual guestbook on this page.
Tami was born on August 10, 1973, and later married Larry Gunset. She was a Lubbock native, and she played volleyball at Wayland Baptist University. She coached at Estacado High School and Monterey High School before being sought out by Lubbock-Cooper ISD, where she spent almost two decades as a loyal Pirate. During her time at LCISD, she served as an assistant coach, head coach, teacher, assistant principal, principal, and girls athletics coordinator.
Education wasn’t Tami’s job; it was her life. When she wasn’t spending countless hours serving the staff and student body of Lubbock-Cooper Middle School, she was coordinating schedules for her own children, Bradley and Addison, shuffling them to countless activities and cheering them on with great pride.
She was a supporter of children – her own and all of ours. Tami was incredibly focused and driven but also faithful, tender-hearted, kind, and compassionate. She displayed the utmost integrity and could always be counted on to “do the right thing,” her personal mantra. She was the very definition of a servant leader. There was nothing Tami would ask of another that she wouldn’t do herself, and her enthusiasm for helping students and staff succeed was unmatched. There will never be another Tami Gunset, and we will miss her humor, passion, and determination, all of which she maintained through the very end of her time on Earth. She was both incredibly loved and incredibly loving, and this legacy will live on through her children, who were her number one priority.
Survivors include her husband, Lary Gunset; their children, Bradley and Addison Gunset; sister DeAun (Paul) Yarbrough, sister Belinda Smith (Mark Hix), twin brother Anthony (Tony) Jones, parents-in-law, Jerry (Eloise) Gunset, brothers in law, Gary (Kristin) Gunset, and Cary Gunset; sisters in law, Dana (Alan) Buchanan, and Kala Rich, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, LaVerne and Jerry Jones.