Gary Gunnels

Gary David Gunnels

1953 - 2021

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Age 67, of Mt Morris, died Sunday, February 21, 2021, at home. A private family funeral service will be held at Martin Funeral, Cremation, & Tribute Service in Mt. Morris; with a private family burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Pastor Kevin Dixson to officiate. Memorial contributions may be considered to the Genesee County Animal Control and expressions of sympathy may be placed on Gary’s tribute page at

Gary was born in Flint, Michigan, on April 26, 1953, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Calvin and Lucille Jane (Wilson) Gunnels. Educated in Birch Run, Gary went on to graduate from Millington High School with the Class of 1972. After high school, Gary began his career in the automotive industry, working at General Motors for 33 years until his retirement in 2009. In 1984, Gary met and began dating Cynthia Adamski. The two were united in marriage at the Davison Full Gospel Church on June 6, 1987. Gary loved the outdoors, going to his parent's cabin in Oscoda was a favorite pastime. Gary enjoyed deer, rabbit, coon, and pheasant hunting. The Au Sable River, Holloway Reservoir, and the Saginaw River are where you could find Gary fishing at different times of the year. Spending time with the kids always puts a smile on Gary’s face, especially taking them bowling. During trips to the casino, Gary would play poker or get stuck at the slot machines, knowing he’d win. Always having fun, Gary carried that into his work life as well, on lunch he would set up Dominoes and sometimes the intense lunch break lasted up to 4 hours. Gary loved being around and spending time with his family.

Gary is survived by the love of his life; Cynthia; his children: Katie and husband, Don Morgan, Christopher and wife, Jenny Jesme, grandchildren: Madison and Austin Morgan, Damion Young, Gavin Morgan, Mariah Jesme, Sofiah Jesme; brothers: John and wife, Sharon Gunnels, Carl Gunnels; sister-in-law: Gail Gunnels; mother: Lucille Gunnels; and father-in-law: Vincent Adamski.

Gary was preceded in death by his father; and brother, Dean Gunnels.