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2550 Nebraska Avenue
Toledo, OH 43607
Phone: 419-534-2550
Fax: 419-534-2570
Earl Gunn

Earl Jefferson Gunn

Mar 1, 1940 - Mar 1, 2019
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Earl Jefferson Gunn, 79, of Perrysburg Ohio, passed away on March 1, 2019, surrounded by family. He was born March 1, 1940 in Youngstown, Ohio, to Earl Gunn Sr and Mary Magdalene (Monroe) Gunn.

Basketball was always his passion from a very young age. While in college, Earl was drafted to the US Army where he served as a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was also a part of the All Army Basketball Team, the Fort Bragg Dragons. Once he was honorably discharged, he played for the Harlem All-Stars Semi-Pro Basketball Team. After almost 40 years at GM Powertrain, where he also served as a UAW Representative, he retired and became a mentor in the community for today's youth at the Frederick Douglass Center, a Trustee at the Ben Williams Foundation, and even a high school basketball coach for Toledo Public Schools. He was also a Princeton Hall Mason. He also served God's people as a trustee at St Paul A.M.E. Zion. He was a devout family man that thoroughly enjoyed sports, reading, music, and mentoring.

Earl leaves to cherish his legacy his wife, Gladys D. (Williams) Gunn of Perrysburg, OH; his children, Earl J. Gunn, lII, of Buffalo, NY, Reyah (Kashaan) Muhammad of Annapolis, MD, Ameenah (Rashad) Workman of Buffalo, NY, Netoshia (Jarvis) Pendleton of Fort Hood, TX, DiMeka Fuqua of Toledo, OH, Aisha Gunn of Greensboro, NC; 16 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and family friends.
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  • Visitation

    March 8, 2019 | 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    March 8, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    The House of Day Funeral Services Chapel
    2550 Nebraska Avenue
    Toledo, Ohio 43607
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    March 9, 2019 | 12:00pm
    March 9, 2019 12:00pm
    St. Paul AME Zion
    954 Belmont
    Toledo, Ohio 43607
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Posted at 05:18pm
My condolence to tha family, Earl was my Forman and Gladis my good friend. Hang in there you know I know what you’re going thru but, he’ll always be in your heart forever God bless you. Yolanda Salinas


Posted at 10:30am
My sincere condolence to the family of Jefferson Gunn Earl my thoughts and prayers are with you. May the God of comfort, comfort you during this difficult time. (Isaiah 61:1,2)

Josh Holzhauser

Posted at 08:03am
To family and friends. I am so very sorry for the passing of Jefferson Earl, it is always hard to lose someone special. It may be comforting to know that our God Jehovah is also saddened by death and even Jesus gave way to tears at John 11:33,35. Another comforting thought is to know the future of such ones. Isaiah 26:19 tells us about the promise our God has made to us to resurrect our loved ones from death. I hope this has brought you even the slightest comfort, please know that Jehovah the God of all comfort will always be there comforting you through trials (2 Corinthians 1:3,4). If you are interested in more bible based comfort this is a good article:

Jw Posted at 10:05pm

JWFACTS.ORG As you remember Earl's life legacy and celebrate his homegoing to Heaven, may Jesus our Almighty Jehovah God in the flesh embrace you all with His loving arms. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints" Psalm 116:15. Earl will not be forgotten in the hearts of all who knew him. "To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord".

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