Gary Wayne Gunn

September 9, 1945May 2, 2018

Sikeston – Gary Wayne Gunn, age 72, passed away on May 2, 2018 at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, MO.

He was born September 9, 1945, in Sikeston, MO. to the late Burvle and Altha Gaines Gunn. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Sikeston, MO. Gary served in the Enlisted Army Reserve and then graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1969; he owned and operated Gunn Lumber Company until his recent retirement.

On July 27, 1975 in Sikeston, Mo., he married Sharon Spitzmiller Gunn, who survives of the home.

He is also survived by cousins; nieces and nephews and many friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be sent to Sikeston Depot Museum, 116 W. Malone Ave., Sikeston, MO. 63801 or to an animal organization of choice.

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Gary Kinsey

May 6, 2018

Bernitta and I wish to express our deepest condolences with the recent passing of your husband Gary. Out former pastor once said the the passing of a loved one was alway a complete surprise even though their passing may be imminent.
It was my great pleasure and honor to say that Gary was one of my closest friends for over sixty six years, ever since the first grade in Mrs. Barnett’s class at the old South Grade elementry School.
I could write a small novel about the great, fun times we shared together along with our other close friends.
Bernitta and I both were honored to be able to meet you and share the time we knew each other.
I miss Gary already, I will forever cherish his memory. He was a true and trusted friend until the end.
With the deepest respect,
Bernitta and Gary (Slats) Kinsey
Arlington, Texas


May 4, 2018

Carole and I are so sorry for your loss. I didn't know Gary other than possibly meeting him at a COE event but I am sure he was a wonderful husband to you and a friend to many. We are all thinking of you at this very sad time. Joe Huskey and Carole Smith