Peaceful 09

Wayne Elzy Gunn

February 8, 1931 ~ November 4, 2022 (age 91) 91 Years Old


Wayne E. Gunn was born February 8, 1931 and was 91 years young upon his death on November 4, 2022.

Wayne was preceded in death by the love of his life, Mary Gunn. Wayne’s legacy lives on through his two daughters, Gloria Hughes, her husband Chris and Marilyn Sweet, her husband the late Ted Sweet, his grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Papa, as he was affectionately known as by his 7 grandchildren, Marianne, Bethanye, Jill, Ashley, Joshua, Chelsea and Lizzie, was deeply loved by his grands and he returned that love so sweetly. “Papa” also had many great-grandchildren.

Throughout his life, daddy found great joy in gardening, woodworking, traveling, farming, raising longhorn cattle, trolling on a fishing boat, and smoking food on his smoker.

Daddy taught us many life lessons, yet one of the many we will cling to is the importance of love and living life. Daddy worked until he was 89 years young when his health began to decline. He was active in the community of Poteau, where he was beloved by many.

We all will miss his earthly presence yet celebrate his eternal existence with mother.

We ask that any memorials be made to the Veterans Center of Claremore, OK and/or Porta Caeli Hospice House in Tulsa, OK.

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Celebration of Life
November 9, 2022

10:00 AM
Rice Funeral Service
631 E. Will Rogers Blvd.
Claremore, OK 74017


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