Justin Daniel Gunn was born in Sullivan Missouri on July 2, 1980 to JoAnn and Raymond “Buddy” Gunn and passed away on Saturday October 27, 2018 at the age of 38 years.
Justin attended Steelville R-3 Schools where he started playing sports at a young age. Justin excelled as an athlete and won numerous awards over the years for baseball, basketball, cross country, track and golf.
He attended the St. James Assembly of God Church and was recently baptized. Justin loved the outdoors, whether he was fishing, hunting, walking in the woods, mushroom hunting or riding dirt bikes.
He started working right out of high school and that motivation and work ethic drove him to start his own business, Gunn’s Roofing. Justin was a member of the Missouri National Guard.
Justin married Danyel McCollum on April 23, 2004.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William “Budge” Gunn, Winifred (Moody) Gunn and Earl Garms.
He is survived by his wife, Danyel Gunn; six children, Gatlin Gunn, Payton Gunn, Carson Gunn, Evan Gunn, Greylen Weller and Alexis Weller; his parents, JoAnn (John) Cahill and Raymond “Buddy” (Lynn) Gunn; siblings, Jessica (JW) Hanner, Julie (Randy) Skinner and Johnnie Evans; grandmother, Georgia “Granny Chick” Garms; nieces, Paige Gunn, Ava Skinner, Alayna Skinner, Alexandra Skinner, Annabella Skinner, Rory Hanner, Hannah McCollum, Arienne McCollum, Kierstin McCollum, Katelyn Belue and Heather McCollum; nephews, Dorian Halbert, Dameon Hawkins, Thomas Hawkins, Samuel Evans, Hunter McCollum, Alex McCollum, Eli McCollum and Jay McCollum; mother-in-law, Peggy McCollum; brothers-in-law, John McCollum, David McCollum and Fred Belue; sisters-in-laws, Raven Belue, Rebecca McCollum and Mary McCollum; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
Celebration of Life was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Friday, November 2, 2018 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Jerry Beers officiating. Memories were shared by step-father, John Cahill. Special music of “Leave Out all the Rest,” “Photograph,” “See You Again” and “When I Get Where I am Going” was played.
Inurnment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Steelville, Missouri with full military honors.
Honorary casket bearers are J.W. Hanner, Chris Turnbough, Hoyt McCann, Randy Skinner, Shannon Halbert, Brad Wynn, Mark Beezley and Rusty Bishop.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.