John Wayne Gunning

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John Wayne "Gunner" Gunning, 78, of Apache Junction, AZ, formerly of Carlinville, IL, died Saturday, July 20, 2019 in Carlinville, IL. He was born September 2, 1940 in Pawnee, IL to George and Edna (Wilson) Gunning.
He was a graduate of Carlinville High School class of 1958. After serving his country for four yrs. in the US Navy, he worked as a coal and copper miner, and retired as a lineman for the Frontier Phone Company. Gunner was a member of the Elks, Eagles, American Legion, and VFW.
He is preceded in death by his parents, first wife, one nephew and a niece.
Survivors include: his main squeeze, Mik Arnett; children; Shelly (husband, Todd) Verley, Jodi Goguen, Jason (wife Gini) Dilley, and Paul Arnett, siblings; Tom Gunning, and Edna Frazier, grandsons; Sean Hickey, Ryan (wife Lora) Verley, Tony Grayson, Ben Verley, Ian Verley, Shane Verley, Rusty Dilley, 2 great grandsons, and 21 nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of John's Life will take place Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 12 to 1:30 pm at the Apache Junction Eagles 2315 S Coconino Drive.
Memorials may go to either VFW Post 7968; 250 S Phelps Drive; Apache Junction, AZ 85120 or Fraternal Order of the Eagles No 3850; 2315 S Coconino Drive; Apache Junction, AZ 85120
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Published on August 13, 2019
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