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Timothy Lloyd Gunn, Jr. (TJ)

Timothy Lloyd Gunn, Jr. (TJ)

 

TJ Gunn, was born in Dallas, Texas on April 14, 1978. He died unexpectedly on January 23, 2020, at the age of 41. He grew up in Allen, Texas and Gilbert, Arizona where he had so many friends and relatives.

TJ is survived by his wife Tracy, as well as his seven children, Jasmine, Robert, Lacey, Ethan, Lexie, Roy, Liam, his parents, Janell and John, his siblings, Niki, Steve, and Mike, his nieces and nephews, as well as TJ’s 15 yr old dog “Shot.” He is also survived by his paternal and maternal relatives on both the Reynold’s and Gunn’s extended side of the family.  This includes grandparents Martin and Yvonne Reynolds, as well as the multitude of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

TJ and Tracy have seven beautiful, energetic and loving children.  TJ had an amazing ability to embrace the dynamics of each child’s unique personality.  He loved, guided and supported each one individually, which influenced the people they are today. TJ’s number one priority was his children, he worked hard, every single day to always make sure he provided everything his family needed.  As a husband he was truly the most loving, supportive, thoughtful man and bestfriend. His love was unconditional, and unwavering.

TJ, or “Timmy 2 Gunns”, was a proud U.S. Marine veteran, he served in the U. S. Marine Corp from 1998-2002, at Cherry Point, NC. He held onto many great friendships with his fellow Marines and kept in touch with them until this day. He was so very proud to have served as a Marine for our country and had maintained his friendships with so many amazing men and women throughout the years.  “Semper Fi oorah”

When TJ was at Gilbert High School, he was always surrounded by friends who loved him.  Those friendships continue to grow throughout the years, especially with his best friend Wes.  Wes took the journey to escort TJ home, embodying the depth of his commitment and friendship by bringing him home to his family.

To be around TJ was to be instantly energized, his charismatic personality, contagious smile and tight hugs would bring calmness to your soul.  He loved the outdoors, being in his truck, working out, hunting, camping, but most of all he loved his family and friends. We will all miss TJ, who was a son, a father, a husband, a brother, uncle, godfather, cousin, nephew, grandson, and a friend.

 

Funeral services will be held February 4, 2020, at 10:00 AM at Bueler’s Mortuary (funeral home), 14 W Hulet Drive, Chandler, AZ, 85225. http://buelermortuary.com/.

If you are able to attend, please wear something casual, with color, but obviously respectful. TJ would prefer we not wear traditional black formal funeral attire. 

Celebration of TJ’s Life will be held after the funeral service: Hundred North Bar and Kitchen, 100 North Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234.  “In lue of flowers please consider donating to Patriot Pines Outdoors.  A non-profit organization who supports Veterans.  Please click on the link below”

Patriot Pines Outdoors       

https://www.patriotpinesoutdoors.com/

Patriot Pines Outdoors was founded in 2018 and is focused on healing through outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, kayaking, atv riding and hunting. We believe in building life long friendships with all of our participants and strive to help as many people on a daily basis as we can.  Our goal is to eliminate the 22 deaths that occur daily due to PTSD and other conditions. We serve those that served.

 

7 Comments

  • Angie Corona Posted January 31, 2020 8:36 PM

    My condolences to you all for this tremendous loss. I am glad I got to know TJ back in high school. My only regret is that we were not able to keep in touch over the years. My heart is broken. Sending you all lots of love in this difficult time. Love and prayers.

  • Mary Tucker & Family Posted February 1, 2020 1:59 PM

    My heart is breaking for you, Tracy, and family. We send you much love. I miss you much and may God be with you.

  • Gloria Roberts Posted February 1, 2020 3:50 PM

    Tracy sorry to hear about TJ’s sudden departure from this earth. I remember TJ when you and I worked at Roma Foodservice. My prayers are with you the children his parents and family.

  • BECKY WALLACE Posted February 2, 2020 1:25 AM

    Wish that Tom and I could be with you Tuesday!! Prayers for the entire family and all of TJ’s friends. We love you and will be with you in spirit.

  • Mary Shanks Posted February 2, 2020 5:27 PM

    To TJ’s sweet boys & Madie- I am so so sorry for your loss. Aspen has spoken so fondly of her stepbrothers and is heartbroken that TJ is gone. Madie- I’m sorry you didn’t get more time.

    Here is the deepest secret nobody knows
    (Here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
    And the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
    Higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
    And this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
    I carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

  • Patricia Rincon Posted February 5, 2020 6:46 AM

    My condolences for my brother John and his wife Janelle, Niki, Mike,Steve, and my great neices, and nephews. If you need anything including jsomeone to talk to, just call us.

  • Serena Duran Posted February 9, 2020 8:21 PM

    Tracy, I am heartbroken for you. You are such a joy and always so caring. I only worked with you for a short while but it only took moments to know you were something special. You and TJ had the brightest smiles and lightened the day for anyone you were near.

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