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JOHN RODGER “ROD” GUNN August 7, 1973 - August 22, 2016

Memphis, TN –
JOHN RODGER “ROD” GUNN, 43, bartender/manager for the Buccaneer Lounge, was born August 7, 1973 in Memphis and passed away August 22, 2016 at his home. Rod was christened in the Catholic Church.  He is survived by his mother, Rusha Leigh Halford; step-father, Cecil Halford; one half-sister; his girlfriend, Melissa Opiel; one aunt, Donna Gunn; three uncles, Dr. John Lawrence Gunn, Dr. Joseph Gunn and his wife, Julie, and Robert Landers; several cousins; one step-grandmother; and several step-uncles and step-aunts. He was preceded in death by his father, Ronnie Gunn and grandparents, John and Frances Gunn, C.W. “Sonny” Stephens, Jr. and Barbara Jean Powers. Visitation will be Monday, August 29 from 10:00 a.m. until 12 noon at Twin Oaks Funeral Home in Southaven, MS. Graveside services will be held Monday, August 29 at 1:00 p.m. at Calvary Cemetery in Memphis, TN.

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    Philip Lamb (clemens) says

    Rod was my best friend from elementary through junior high in Southaven. I just drove past his house last year while visiting my dad. I had moved back to Texas, then out to Ca. and tried to look him up and reconnect – i Missed My Best Friend. I will always! Great Memories! Late nights staying up watching scary movies, skate boarding down the hill, boy scouts, rock-n-roll and his mom & dad. Love You

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    Farmon & Irma Childress says

    I’m offering my heartfelt sympathy to your family for the loss of your loved one. As you cope with your loss, may God’s Words at Numbers 23:19 continue to comfort and support you.

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    Candy Gibson says

    I’m so very sorry and sad to hear of Rod’s passing. He was a really good guy – always had a smile and a hug when you saw him and was a pleasure to talk to and be around. Rod was loved by so many and will be greatly missed.

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    Debbie Gunn Faukner says

    Rusha, I am so very sorry for your loss. We don’t understand “why” these things happen, but he is reunited with so many people who love him. Rod was always “the life of the party”. So many fond memories of him growing up! He truly enjoyed life. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers now and the days ahead. God Bless~

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    Jeff Rodgers says

    ROD WAS LIKE A BROTHER TO ME ANlD I WILL keep him and you in my heart till the end of time!!

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    dustingreen says

    Mike West
    So sad to hear about Rod’s passage. Rusha has spoken passionately about him on so many occasions that I feel I knew him. Peace and God’s love to the family.

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    Wes & Hilda Chandler says

    Sorry for your loss, may God be with you at this time.

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    Steve & Debbie Fleming says

    There are no words to tell you how sorry we are to hear about Rod. We pray the Lord strengthens you and gives you the peace, only he can give.

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    Lynn & Larry Gosser says

    Dear cousin, we are so sorry for your loss. We wish we could be there with you, but please know that we love you and are praying for your peace and comfort in this unimaginably difficult time.

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    Melanie Green Terminie says

    Rod was a great friend who brought a lot of laughter into the lives of everyone who knew him. Sending prayers for strength & comfort to his family & loved ones.

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    Alice McKee says

    Though I only knew Rod as a young child, and he would not have remembered me, his passing has brought great sorrow as I think of his family, and especially my friend Rusha. May there still be love and some comfort, in your grief and loss, today and forever.

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    Cindy & Chris Sims says

    Dear Rusha and Family: Chris and I are so sorry to hear about Rod. So glad we got to meet him at Heather and Chris’ wedding. I want you to know you are all in our prayers.

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    Christie Wicker says

    The world will truly be a little bit darker place without rod he was the most loyal and true friend a person could have.He stuck up for the week he spoke out for Injustice he was always Fair and he was always honest I will miss him greatly.My deepest sympathies and prayers go to your family

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    Charlotte Wicker says

    The world will truly be a little bit darker place without rod he was the most loyal and true friend a person could have.He stuck up for the week he spoke out for Injustice he was always Fair and he was always honest I will miss him greatly.My deepest sympathies and prayers go to your family

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