Mr. J. D. Bunch
April 9, 1927 - August 8, 2012
Mr. J. D. Bunch
J.D. Bunch, 85, of North Little Rock, went to be with the Lord surrounded by his family and loved ones on Thursday, August 8, 2012.
He was born April 9, 1927 in Belfast, Arkansas in Grant County. In 1946, he enlisted in the Army as a rifleman with the 42nd Division, 242nd Infantry Regiment and served in Word War II.
While working as an electrical contractor at the Donaghey Building in Little Rock, he met Edna Jean Sims, an elevator operator. They were married on July 3, 1949.
J.D. associated himself with multiple organizations after the war. In the late 50’s and early 60’s, he spent time at St. Joseph’s Orphanage, leading a Boy Scout Troop and dressing as a clown, working with the children when He and Edna met Ken Bunch, who they adopted in 1966. J.D. was a 32-degree Freemason with Scottish Rites, Chapter Dad for the Order of the Demolays, a member of Mt. Sinai #749 Free & Accepted Masons of North Little Rock for over 50 years.
J.D. was retired from H.W. Tucker Company as a foreman working on multiple street and highway construction projects. His hobbies included making a large garden each year, deer hunting, fox hunting and fishing.
J.D. is preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Bessie Bunch, two brothers, Milton and Wayne Bunch, and his sister, Vera Dennis. He is survived by a host of family who loved him, including his wife of 64 years, Edna, son Ken Bunch (Linda Garner) of Lonoke; his brother, Jack Bunch (Ruth) of North Little Rock, sisters – Imogene Laster of Sheridan, and Betty Moran of Cabot, 3 grandchildren - Rachel Bunch Davis (Chris) and Michael Bunch, both of Little Rock, and Garner Trimble of Lonoke; great-grandchild, Emily Bunch of Little Rock and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Roller-Owens Funeral Home in North Little Rock on Friday, August 10 at 1:00 PM with funeral services to follow at 2:00 pm. Interment to follow.
“So Mote It Be”