Mr. Chesley E. “Gene” Gunn, 81, of Worth County, died Friday, July 10, 2015 at his residence.
Funeral service was held at 11:00 AM on Monday, July 13, 2015 at Liberty Hill Baptist Church with interment following in the church cemetery. Rev. David Williams and Rev. Scott Tomlinson officiated.
Mr. Gunn was born in Worth County on October 17, 1933 to the late James Washington and Corrie Irene Hufstetler Gunn. He was a graduate of Bridgeboro High School. Mr. Gunn was a Vietnam Veteran and retired as a Master Sergeant after 20 years of service in the U.S Air Force. He returned home to Worth County where he worked for 17 years in the Boll Weevil Eradication Program before officially retiring at the age of 71. He dearly loved his wife, family, friends and church. Mr. Gunn was an avid gardener who loved listening to and singing gospel music. He was a loving father and grandfather who cherished every minute he spent with his grandchildren, who were his sunshine. Mr. Gunn was a member and Deacon of Liberty Hill Baptist Church and served on the cemetery committee for many years.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Latrelle Cross Gunn of Worth County; sons, Chester Gunn (Julie) of Chula, Russell “Rusty” Gunn (Cathy) of Palm Harbor, FL and Jeff Gunn (Angela) of Warner Robins; grandchildren, Jennifer Gunn, Chesley Gunn (Krysten), Taylor Gunn, Evan Gunn, Josh Carroll and Brittney Carroll; one great-grandchild; sister, Sue Smith of Albany and a brother, Charles Gunn of Albany.
Active pallbearers included Chesley Gunn, Evan Gunn, Dale Stark, Rick Gunn, Mike Gunn, Josh Carroll and Jody Tyson. Honorary pallbearers included Charles Gunn, Broadus Hembree, Tommy Smith and the Deacons of Liberty Hill Baptist Church.
For those desiring, memorials may be made to the Liberty Hill Baptist Church, 724 Liberty Hill Road, Doerun, GA 31744.
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Banks Funeral Home in Sylvester is in charge of arrangements.