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William James "Jim" Gunn

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

William James "Jim" Gunn, the son of the late William and Effie Swan Gunn, was born in St. Louis on Dec. 4, 1924, and died at the home of his daughter in Jackson on Feb. 4, 2008, at the age of 83.

Mr. Gunn had lived in Dexter most of his life. He was a charter member of the First Pentecostal Church in Dexter over 60 years, which was founded by his father, William Gunn.

On Oct. 18, 1946, he was married to the love of his life, Lottie Mae Clark in Piggott, Ark. After 59 loving years, she preceded him in death on Nov. 20, 2005.

The love and joy of his life was his family. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn and Richard Bregenzer of Pinehurst, Texas, Susan and James Hughes of Jackson; six grandchildren, Dan and Annie Hook of Montgomery, Texas, Sherri and Jay Migl-Barton of Spring, Texas, Sam Hook of Woodlands, Texas, Chris and Becca Hook of Vancleave, Miss., Brad and Rebekah Hughes of Jackson, Richard Bregenzer, Jr. of Clear Lake, Texas; 10 great-grandchildren, Andrew, Joey, Christopher, Kelcey, Justin and Kendall Hook, Trey and Ty Migl and Breanna and Lorelei Hughes; two brothers, Marion Gunn of Florissant, Kenneth Gunn of St. Louis; four sisters, Dorothy (Rev. Lee) Cook of Advance, Norma Smith of Puxico, Nadine Wray of St. Louis and June Dixon of Kansas City, Kan. He is also survived by many friends and family members.

He was preceded in death by one granddaugher, Rebekah Hughes in January 2003; and one sister, Willene Gunn.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, from 5-8 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008, at 1 p.m. in the First Pentecostal Church in Dexter with the Rev. Robert Bentley of St. Louis, Rev. Ronnie Brown of Jackson, and Rev. Joseph Geuin of Dexter officiating.

Interment will be in the Chalk Bluff Cemetery in Dexter with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.


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