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.
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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.