Gunn served in the US Army during the Korean War and was discharged in 1952. He married the former Ann Brotham of North Birmingham. Beginning in 1953 they attended Fred Shuttlesworth's Bethel Baptist Church in Collegeville, and he was elected a deacon. He joined the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights and helped Shuttlesworth organize public demonstrations during the Civil Rights Movement.
Gunn attended Miles College and graduated from Booker T. Washington Business College. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service and was active in numerous civic organizations, including Birmingham's Citizen Participation Program. His efforts helped to establish W. C. Patton Park in East Birmingham.
Gunn died in 2014.
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