Rev. Robert (Bob) Wilbanks Gunn
The Rev. Robert (Bob) Wilbanks Gunn, 81, died peacefully on Jan. 6, 2020.
Bob served numerous churches of the North Alabama Conference for 42 years of ministry, and continued to serve in retirement. Bob's life and ministry touched so many lives in ways that will continue well into the future.
A celebration of life service will be Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at Grace United Methodist Church, 2113 Old Monrovia Road, Huntsville, Alabama. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m., with celebration following at 4.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Alzheimer's Association.
Published on January 8, 2020


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Marilyn McBride
Jan 13, 2020
I have so many precious memories of Brother Bob! When our Hebron Church burned and Bob didn't miss a sevrice, as we sat on hay bales in a closed country store! I shall never forget that beautiful smile and his optimistic outlook! How wonderful that we know we will see him in Heaven one sweet day! I know our friend and my husband (Charline and Jimmie were happy to welcome him "in his new home"! I know his family and all his friends will miss him but maybe it won't be long until "We meet on that beautiful shore"! LOVE!
Sherry McWhorter
Jan 12, 2020
To Gwen and Family,

My condolences on Bob's passing. He was a strong positive influence in my life in my teen years, and we reconnected in the 90s. He called me about 4 years ago and said he had Alzheimer's. It was the last time I heard from him, although I thought of him often. You are blessed to have had him in your life. It is good that he is now at peace.
Laura Strickland
Jan 09, 2020
I was blessed to have him perform my wedding ceremony and play a role in my life as an adult. I always loved his hugs and words of encouragement each time we saw each other. His smile and laugh were contagious and his love for the Lord was so visible! My prayers are with each of the family today and beyond. Thank you for sharing him with others! My life was blessed because of him!
The Tankersley Family, Sylacauga
Jan 09, 2020
We loved him dearly; he loved us dearly! We believe he kept our children coming to church because he showed them Gods love.
Bill Guffin
Jan 09, 2020
Bob and I had a great relationship while he was in Jasper and had many a great conversations. I will miss him but never the memories of our time together. My prayers to you and his family
Mark Harvard
Jan 09, 2020
So many lessons and stories about Bob... He taught me that just because something is on sale doesn't mean it is free. He taught me that sometimes you have to decide if you want to be right or happy. He taught me that singing "Jingle Bells" at a funeral in November can be the perfect choice of music. He was remarkable.
Mary Christopher Dillard
Jan 08, 2020
Bob was a big part of our family's life. He performed the wedding services for me and my husband, and my sister and her husband. He was loved and admired by everyone that knew him...especially my parents.