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John "Eric" Gunn

December 9, 1972October 9, 2021
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John “Eric” Gunn blessed us with 48 years of life. Born on December 9, 1972, son of John Gunn, in Shreveport, LA. Eric is the loving husband of Brandi Gunn for 14 years. He also blessed this world with 4 amazing children, Blake, Brook, Kayden, and Presley. Son of God, protector of family and friends, and passionate teacher to anyone willing to learn. Eric’s life work embodied all of those things. A brave firefighter and paramedic in various capacities for 22 years, including Texarkana Fire Department and Arkansas Fire Academy. Eric was also an independent fire fighter contractor in Iraq and Afghanistan teaching fire suppression to military personnel. In recent years, Eric owned and operated K&P Media (a real estate photography business), Rapid Response Training (a personal protection and firearm training), and Fast Cut Knife Sharpening (a business that he and Kayden worked together), and security services with SafeHaven Security Group. Eric had an amazing work ethic that we all valued and admired.

Eric loved the Lord first and foremost. Eric was an active member of First Baptist Church in Bentonville with his family. He was always willing to volunteer and be involved with his church. Eric was a trail guide with the Trail Life program at First Baptist Church, where he taught outdoor skills to young men. In addition, as a member of the Safety and Security team, it would also be common to see Eric walking the halls of the church and overseeing various events like Vacation Bible School, The Weekend, and Fall Fest. When the doors are open at his church, you’d find him and his family there.

Eric would be best described by his friends as a servant of the Lord, teacher, protector, dependable friend, and trusted ally. There is an irreplaceable void with losing Eric, but the way he touched our lives is priceless. Eric went home to be with the Lord on October 9th, 2021. He is survived by his wife Brandi Gunn of Bentonville; son, Seaman Blake Gunn (Navy) of Texarkana; daughter, Brook Gunn; son, Kayden Gunn; and daughter, Presley Kaye Gunn, all of Bentonville; Father, John Gunn of Rogers; in-laws, Kelly and Terri Simon of Bentonville; and many extended family members. He was preceded in death by mother in law, Sandra Kaye Gill and other aunts, uncles and cousins.

A visitation will be held on Saturday October 16, 2021 from 2:00 to 3:00 at First Baptist Church of Bentonville, with a celebration of life to follow at 3:00. A private burial will be held at Bentonville City Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • Brandi Gunn, Wife
  • John C. Gunn, Father
  • Blake Gunn, Son
  • Brook Gunn, Daughter
  • Kayden Gunn, Son
  • Presley Gunn, Daughter
  • Kelly Simon (Terri), In laws
  • He also leaves a large extended family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, October 16, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, October 16, 2021

Memories

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Kim Norton

October 16, 2021

Eric, you came into my life as my real estate photographer - I was one of your first clients and you shot one of my first listings. You were always a straight shooter & my life and business were better for it. Curtis Realty Group has a HUGE hole that will never be completely filled. 💔

Jenn Hicks

October 15, 2021

Eric, I met you first. Then 2 years later our daughters became friends when we transferred schools & then I met your sweetheart Brandi. Our families have been enter-twined ever since & we have been blessed by you & your family. We have loved having you all over for the 4th of July the past several years & will continue that! I can’t count the number of times you said to me “I got you girl!” & then you followed it up with action! You have a servants heart & are a great example to your children & those around you. Even though you were grumbly at times, you were always there & always showed up! Eric you my friend are the best of men & will be sorely missed!

Richard Binns

October 13, 2021

I can’t say enough good things about Eric. I was looking at my Jeep yesterday and saw where he had fixed something on it - without me asking. It made me appreciate his heart of service and just reflect on what a great man he was. I will miss seeing him at all of the church events and we will all miss the work and effort he put forth in just doing what needed to be done. We will meet again and I am thankful for the hope that can be found in Christ as a believer.

Betty and Ronnie Phillips

October 13, 2021

Our love and prayers for this family. Brandi you are in our hearts and prayers. May His comfort surround you ❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

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