Mr. John Robert Gunby, 75 of Thomson Hwy., Lincolnton entered into rest on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at his residence.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 2 pm at St Paul United Methodist Cemetery.
Mr. Gunby, son of the late Louis and Mary Meadows Gunby, was born on January 14, 1945 in McDuffie County. He grew up in Thomson and had lived in Lincoln County since 1965. He had been employed as a sewing machine technician by Thomson Company, Oxford Manufacturing and retired from Riegel Textiles, McCormick after 40 years of service. In addition, he had served as a Boy Scout leader for many years. He was a loving husband and father that was always involved in anything that his children were interested in. His patience and willingness to take the time to share his knowledge with the children of this community is what motivated him to open Hobby Corner in 1995. Since then, he has assisted many moms, dads and children alike with pinewood derby cars, radio controlled airplanes, trucks, cars, and paintball supplies to name a few. He enjoyed flying radio controlled airplanes and was known to participate in many games of paintball. His brother, Boyd Gunby preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dwane Mobley Gunby; sons, Robert Gunby and wife Tonya of Stapleton, Calvin Gunby and wife Gail of Augusta, and Albert Gunby of Lincolnton; grandchildren, Trilogy Gunby, Cody Gunby, Melina Gunby, and Kimberly Gunby; sister-in-law, Thelma Gunby of Thomson.
The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 6pm until 8 pm at Beggs Funeral Home, Lincolnton.
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