Gunn, William Matthews
Birth: Monday, November 01, 1943 in California, Maryland
Residence: Hollywood, Maryland
Death: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the age of 74
Laid to Rest: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 in the Maryland Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Maryland
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William Matthews "Shotgun" Gunn, 74, of Hollywood MD died on January 17, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on November 1, 1943 in California, MD to the late William Matthew Gunn and Bertha Madonna Kane.
On June 9, 1964 William enlisted in the United States Army as a Specialist and proudly served his country until his Honorable Discharge in May 1967. During his service he earned the Marksman (Rifle) award and National Defense Service Medal. He was employed by the United States Postal Service as a postal carrier with over 41 years as a dependable employee at the Brentwood Office in Washington D.C. until his retirement in 2006. While employed with the Postal Service he helped his colleagues by serving as a Union Representative. He also hosted Gunn's Gospel Corner on Sunday mornings for many years with WMDM radio.
On September 5, 2015 he married his beloved wife, Doris Jean Rouse Gunn. He was a jokester with a terrific sense of humor. He enjoyed watching western movies and WWE wrestling. He was an active member of Ebenezer AME Church in Charlotte Hall, MD, where he served as a trustee. His family was his pride and joy and he loved to spend his time with them, especially his grandchildren.
In addition to his beloved wife, he is also survived by his children: Stephanie Medley of Suitland, MD, William Reginald "Reggie" Gunn (Bobbi Jo) of Lexington Park, MD, Quentin Gunn of Loveville, MD; Angela Rouse of Florence, SC; Stacey Roach (Donnie) of Waldorf, MD and Anthony Ferguson of Washington D.C.; his siblings, Elizabeth Bankins of Mechanicsville, MD and Curtis Johnson (Yana) of Pittsburgh, PA; 17 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and many extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with a Funeral Service held at 12:00 p.m., at Living Word Community Church, 39371 Harpers Corner Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659. A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 10:15 a.m. at Maryland Veterans Cemetery, 11301 Crain Highway, Cheltenham, MD 20623. Serving as pallbearers will be William Zachary Gunn, Anthony Ferguson, Donnie Roach, Dondre Roach, Lanal Holton. Honorary pallbearers are Edward Kane and Mason Proctor. Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.