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Billyjoe (Bill) Barrett Gunn

of Little Rock, AR, 1941 - 2014

BILLYJOE (BILL) BARRETT GUNN departed this life Sept. 25, 2014. Bill was born in Black Oak, Ark. on Dec. 24, 1941 to Bud and Dorothy Barrett Gunn.
Predeceased by his parents and his brother, Roy Lee Gunn, Bill is survived by his wife, Sandy Salkeld Gunn, and three children: daughter and son-in-law Sheila and Troy Hill of Lansing Michigan; daughter and son-in-law Michelle and Jamie Roye and their daughters, Rachel and Bailey, of Spring Hill, Tenn., and their daughter, Sarah Bundy (Nick) of Burlington, Iowa; and son and daughter-in-law Chris and Niki Gunn and their children, Parker and Lawson, of Little Rock. Bill is also survived by a brother, Sonny Bodenstein (Sharon) of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and a host of other family and extended family members.
Bill graduated from Jonesboro High School in 1960 and attended what is now ASU. Bill became a master electrician and was a past member of IBEW Local Union 295. In 1980, he established American Electric Service, Inc. in Little Rock and owned and operated this business until he retired. He was always a tireless worker. When not enjoying family, which included a lot of sports-related activities, both coaching and later watching as a proud father and grandfather, Bill liked to get away to hunt and fish, especially with his long time "brother" and friend Eddie Ralls.
Bill was all about family and was our mighty leader—strong, dependable, dutiful and loving. He always made us feel safe. He served as a role model for many young men who knew him.
Following a private memorial service, the family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. 2014. Roller—Chenal Funeral Home, 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, AR, (501) 224-8300.
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Published September 28, 2014

Roller-Chenal Funeral Home
13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, AR
Phone: 501-224-8300