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Cecil Ray Gunn, age 64

Cecil Ray Gunn, 64, of Cabot passed away on February 18, 2020. He was born on May 23, 1955 to the late Otha Fred and Rachel (Corder) Gunn.

He loved the outdoors, going fishing, hunting, John Deere tractors, visiting the Little Rock Zoo with family and meeting with his friends for morning coffee at Mr. B’s. Cecil was a loving man of good ole’ boy values of respect, honor and integrity; he was a perfectionist that loving yet stern with his guiding hand.  He was the owner of Cecil’s Sandblasting and Tractor Repair formally in Cabot, Arkansas.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his son Brian Ray Gunn and granddaughter Brianna RayLynn Gunn.

Cecil leaves behind his loving children Kristy Gunn Garey (Jeffery), Anthony Gunn and Nikki Gunn (TJ Hazelwood); his grandchildren Haley Elliott (Alex), Carley Gunn, Maddison Gunn, Tristan Koenig, Zane Garey, Brooklynn Gunn, Lily Gunn and Ryleigh Freeman; four great-grandchildren Amory Elliott, Cooper Elliott, Savannah Elliott and Kayden Thompson; three brothers Fred Gunn (Thelma), Dennis Gunn and Kenneth Gunn (Regina); his ex-wife Darlene Deaton; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400


  • Robert and Ann Gilliam Posted February 20, 2020 8:23 PM

    He was a super nice man that will be missed

  • Robert Wittenburg Posted February 21, 2020 7:03 AM

    I’m very sorry to hear about Cecil’s passing. He was a really good and generous guy. I always enjoyed visiting with him

  • Jimmy Huffman Posted February 21, 2020 8:47 AM

    Cecil was first of all, a very good friend of mine. We worked together side by side many times. Many good times and lots of laughs and jokes. Cecil was on of the best at Sandblasting and Painting that I have ever seen. He could and did make many pieces of equipment that were totaled, burned, wrecked or whatever look like brand new machines . He could work miracles with his Sandblasting and Painting. He could fix just about anything !
    I am sure going to miss my friend.

  • Kristy Posted February 29, 2020 3:14 PM

    He was our dad! We love him. He loved us. Now he is gone. Nothing will change with our live. We will just slowly become more in the present. He is gone. We can’t speak to him. Visit him. Oh but we will feel him. Yes we will. He will continue through his spirit, vibes and energies to soothe us each individually like we all need. I love you dad. I love your Brian. I live you Anthony. I love you Nikki.

  • Randy Marr Posted March 3, 2020 4:39 PM

    Rest in peace my cousin, I know you will be missed

  • Karen Dunphy Posted July 30, 2020 3:09 PM

    I’m so sorry about his passing. I was a customer many years ago and was just looking him up to do more work for me. You are so right in saying that he was a perfectionist. He did fabulous work. I’m sure he will be missed by many.

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