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James "Jim" L. Bunge, Jr.

July 24, 1937 - January 29, 2018

James "Jim" L. Bunge, Jr., 80, of Garwood, Texas passed away on January 29, 2018 in Richmond, Texas.

He was born on July 24, 1937 to James "Bubba" L. Bunge, Sr. and Loris Marie (Nutter) Bunge in Wichita Falls, Texas. On February 14, 1959 he married Jo Ann Woodruff.

Jim worked as a scale operator for Gifford Hill Gravel Company for many years and lived his lifetime in the Garwood area. He also spent time in the United States Army and served from 1956 to 1959.

He was a member of Lehrer Memorial United Methodist Church in Garwood, a life member of NRA, and a founding member of NRA Whittington Center in Raton, New Mexico.

Jim enjoyed a great life hunting in his younger days, and later traveling in their motorhome nearly 25 years to many beautiful places such as the Pacific Shores in Newport, Oregon, Nova Scotia, and Arizona; and checking out the casinos along his way. He loved his home, family and friends and his beloved dogs.

Jim is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Bunge of Garwood, TX; daughter, Judy Bunge of Columbus, TX; son, Jay Bunge and wife Tanya of New Taiton, TX; sister, Betty Meadows of Baytown, TX; 3 grandchildren, Brianna Williams and husband Chris, Bethany Bunge, and Blair Bunge; and great granddaughter, Nova Starr Williams.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James "Bubba" L. Bunge, Sr. and Loris Marie (Nutter) Bunge, and his niece Dana Marie McMillon.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 2, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm; and on Saturday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, TX.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018, 10:00 am at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus. Rev. Laura Alvarez will be officiating.

Burial will take place in Lehrer Memorial Cemetery in Garwood.

Pallbearers are Mark Boenisch, Travis Staff, Sam Ware, Billy Hefner, Bill Hefner, and Steve Rhodes.

In his memory, memorials may be given to the Lehrer Memorial United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1, Garwood, TX 77442; or Garwood Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 131, Garwood, TX 77442.

 
 


James "Jim" L. Bunge, Jr.
July 24, 1937 - January 29, 2018
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