Robert Russell Gunn II
1951 - 2015
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Robert Russell Gunn, II
Nov. 27, 1951 - Aug. 10, 2015
Macon, GA- Robert Russell Gunn, II, beloved husband and father, died Monday, August 10, 2015. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 11:00AM at Northminster Presbyterian Church with visitation to follow in the Fellowship Hall. Burial will be private on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at Oconee Hills Cemetery in Athens, Georgia.
A native of Athens, Georgia, Rusty was the son of the late Uly Samuel Gunn, II and the late Margarett Kallmeyer Gunn Wilson. He graduated from Athens High School, The University of Georgia and The Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. He was a partner at Martin Snow LLP where he practiced law for 38 years.
Rusty served as an Elder at Northminster Presbyterian Church. He was a past Board Member of the State Bar of Georgia and he was currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association. He was a member of Idle Hour Country Club and past president of The Macon Civic Club.
Survivors include his wife of almost 41 years, Brent Shuford Gunn, who was also his high school sweetheart and the love of his life. He was so proud to pass on the Gunn family name to his two sons, Uly Samuel Gunn, III (Jenny) and Robert Shuford Gunn. "Pop" is survived by his grandchildren, Declan Russell Gunn and Vivien Margaret Gunn. He is also survived by his three sisters, Mary Gannon Gunn, Margarett Gunn Dure and Page Gunn Pate (Randy) all of Athens. Other survivors include his mother-in-law Betty Brady Shuford of Athens, his sister-in-law Jan Shuford Lanier (Tom) of Athens, his brother-in-law Harry Woolever Shuford (Hilary) of Athens, and his brother-in-law James Brady Shuford (Donna) of Macon. He is also survived by 9 nieces and nephews and 5 great nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Northminster Organ Fund 565 Wimbish Road, Macon, GA 31210 or Sarcoma Foundation of America 9899 Main Street, Suite 204, Damascus, MD 20872 or the charity of your choice.
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Hart's Mortuary at the Cupola has charge of arrangements.

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Published in The Telegraph from Aug. 11 to Aug. 12, 2015.
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March 5, 2016
Sending love to the Gunn Family, and all their circles of family and friends, and even distant acquaintances who went to school with Rusty, Brent, and Meg. May your spirits be blessed and light, and soon return to the perfect world Jesus will rule!
MC Timberlake
August 27, 2015
I remember Rusty from Pattie Hilsman Jr. High and Athens High School. He was always friendly and I don't recall him having a harsh word for anyone. He was always pleasant to be around and was really "one of the guys" at school. For Brent and the family, condolences to you for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Charles Leonard Isbell
August 25, 2015
Sincere condolences to Rusty's family and loved ones, including his law office team. Rusty was instrumental in the formation of the Georgia Chapter of our association (, and very warm and generous with his time, a real gentleman. His sage advice will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with his family.
Darren Lee
August 16, 2015
Thinking of you, Brent, and your family during this sad time. He fought the fight hard. I know you will miss him. One day at a time......... Prayers for you and your family.
Andrea Olmer
August 14, 2015
You are in my prayers! I truly understand what you are going through! My brother Gray died at age 39.Truly hard to bury you siblings.God bless you!!
Weymanda Casper
August 14, 2015
Rusty was so kind to my family. My late mother-in-law, Margaret Stewart, spoke highly of him. She worked for Martin, Snow for many years. When she became ill, he came outside to the car in the parking lot, so that we could get power of attorney forms signed. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. My heart is still breaking from my dear husbands death last month. But I am imagining Ron and Rusty laughing and talking about their bulldawgs in heaven. My prayers are with the family.
Melody Stewart
August 13, 2015
We are so very sorry to hear of Rusty's passing. I worked at Martin, Snow, Grant and Napier in the 1980s. Rusty was always a gentleman and a very fine lawyer. He will be missed.
Bruce and Nora Paul
August 12, 2015
I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Toni Parr
August 12, 2015
I'm keeping all the family in my prayers and thoughts through this difficult time. My heart breaks for all of you.
Donna Griffin
August 12, 2015
Brent and family,

So sorry to hear of Rusty's passing. Just received notice of our Athens High Class of 1970 45th reunion and thought immediately of Rusty. He was always a leader and all around great guy! Praying for God's grace, strength, and peace during this time.
Raymond Thaxton
August 12, 2015
When I heard the news about Rusty I felt a sense of loss. I litigated against Rusty and he mediated many cases for our firm. He was a tremendous lawyer and an even a better person. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this most difficult time.
Jimmy Jordan
August 12, 2015
Prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. I was fortunate to work with Rusty over the years. He was a very special person and will be deeply missed.
Shelia Fowler
August 12, 2015
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kathy McElroy Meadows
August 12, 2015
Dear Mary Gannon, Meg, and Page,
May God give you strength of heart, peace of mind, and comfort in the midst of this sorrow.
Please know you and Rusty's wife and children are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
In love,
Loree Tuck Bonner
Loree Bonner
August 11, 2015
Brent, prayers for you and all of your family.
August 11, 2015
Dear Brent, I was so sorry to hear about Rusty. May God's Grace give you strength during this difficult time. I still have fond memories of babysitting Sam and Robert and Rusty always having the Football game on or the music playing! You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Chanda Fowler Edmisten
August 11, 2015
I am so sorry to hear about Rusty. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. He will be missed. Yonna at Mercer Law School.
yonna Shaw
August 11, 2015
Brent, I am so sorry for your loss. You have a lifetime of wonderful memories to sustain you during this difficult time. May God comfort you and give you peace.
Carol Snyder Roberts
August 11, 2015
Rusty was one of my early students at the Mercer University School of Law. He was a wonderful member of our profession and an even better human being.
Joe Claxton
August 11, 2015
Brent - Rusty was my law partner for many years until my retirement 12 years ago. He was a wonderful person. We will all miss him. I am so sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Remer Daniel
August 11, 2015
Praying for you and your family to have God's peace. You are blessed to have the memories of this great man sustain you for many years to come. There was none like Rusty!
Ginger "Cookie" Akins Holland
August 11, 2015
Deeply saddened to hear about Rusty's death! I always enjoyed working with him over the years! Gone to soon! Heavens gain and our loss! Praying for comfort and peace in knowing that he with our Savior.
Sheila Stokes
August 11, 2015
Brent and family,
Carlton & I are so deeply saddened by the passing of Rusty. Know that he has passed on to such a wonderful place where there is no suffering, & that we will all be together again. Rusty was one of the most genuine and sweet person and will be missed greatly, but we are grateful for all the good memories from AHS & UGA. Rusty was very blessed to have had the life that he lived & to have had the most perfect mate one could ever hope for. Brent, you were truly a blessing to him, as he was to you. Always cherish that.
We love you very much & have you & your family in our thoughts & prayers.
With our deepest love & sympathies,
Lynda Harden & Carlton Powell
August 11, 2015
Brent and Family--
Bob and I are so saddened to hear of Rusty's passing. What a great guy! Heaven certainly got a good one, and he will be sorely missed here on earth.
Joanne and Bob Cooper
August 11, 2015
Sorry for your loss. Miss Juanita from Stratford
juanita roberts
August 11, 2015
Gunn family,
I want you to know how much I enjoyed working with Rusty during my previous employment at Martin Snow. I am saddened at his passing. My prayers for your family will continue.
Kathy Blankenship
August 11, 2015
My thoughts and prayers go out to Brent, Jan and everyone in Rusty's family. He made the world a better place during his brief stay on planet earth and will be missed and remembered by all the family and friends he left behind.
Donny Seagraves
August 11, 2015
Thinking of you and your family, Brent. So terribly sorry for your loss.
Lindsey Stevens
August 11, 2015
Dear Page- so sorry to hear about the loss of your wonderful brother- praying for comfort for you and the whole family- Love you- Cindy Andrews Flanders
Cindy Flanders
August 11, 2015
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints." Brent, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of loss. It was my privilege to work with Rusty in several different capacities across the years, including South Georgia ADR and the old Grand Opera House Board, and in everything he did was style and wit, as well as a witness for the Lord he so faithfully served. He left us far too soon, but we shall always treasure his memory.
Charles R. Adams III
August 11, 2015
Words can not express the sadness we feel for Brent and her family. May their lovely memories heal their broken hearts. They are all on our minds and in our prayers.
The staff of Attaway Cottage
August 11, 2015
Brent, Billy and I are so sorry for your loss . We adored Rusty and are thinking of you at this time . Love, Nina & Billy Anderson
Nina Anderson
August 10, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with you , Brent, and all the family. I had known Rusty since my Daddy bought my "dress-up" clothes at GUNN's on Clayton Street in Athens.
Now God has someone to make sure all his legal affairs are in order.
He will be missed.
Bill Faircloth
August 10, 2015
Heartfelt condolences from someone who knew Rusty from kindergarten on. He'll be greatly missed.
Bill King
August 10, 2015
James weaver
August 10, 2015
My heart was saddened to hear of Rusty's passing. I worked with him often over the years and it was a true pleasure! May his sweet memories ease your pain!

Mickey Stokes
August 10, 2015
I was so blessed to know Rusty and Brent way back when! We had such a good time in high school and beyond. Rusty was a leader then and still is now. He had a quick wit and a genuine smile that Brent truly loved. I knew Rusty in grammar school at Barrow Elementary. Brent and I became best friends in high school. Rusty became a part of us. Those memories we will cherish forever. Brent, we love you and please know that our prayers are with you and your family. Rusty is at peace and with God. You can remember all the good times you shared and know that one day you will be together again. Bless you all.
Jessica Jordan
August 10, 2015
Angelia and I feel so blessed to have known both of you for all these years. We are sadden by his passing and pray for God's comfort during this time. Your friends in Christ, Joel and Angelia Jones
Joel Jones
August 10, 2015
Brent and family.

I am sadden at the loss of Rusty. He fought a courageous battle until God called him home. He will me missed by the NMPC family, his law partners,family and many others in the community.

With deepest sympathy and in christian love and friendship.
Sandra Ridgeway
Sandra Ridgeway
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