BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCBD) – Berkeley County has announced the passing of County Councilman Ken Gunn after a battle with lung cancer.
Gunn has served on county council since January 2013, according to a press release from county spokeswoman, Hannah Moldenhauer.
She said Gunn moved to South Carolina in February 2010 with his wife, Pat to fulfill a retirement goal of living in the Carolinas – close to their children.
Gunn is a US Army Veteran, a former Mobile Intensive Care Unit Paramedic, and volunteer firefighter.
His goal while in office, Moldenhauer reports, was to help prepare Berkeley County for the future by properly managing taxpayer funds using common sense values as his guideline.
“Ken Gunn was an incredible public servant, with deep admiration for military veterans and first responders. Ken was a Vietnam Veteran himself, and following his service in the United States Army, worked in public safety in various capacities,” said Berkeley County Supervisor, Johnny Cribb. “He used his platform as a Berkeley County Councilman to strengthen and demonstrate the county’s appreciation for all men and women in uniform. On behalf of county council, our condolences are with his family and friends who are experiencing a tremendous loss right now.”
Gunn has been married to Pat for 46 years. Together, they have two children and six grandchildren.