February 13, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008 1:00 pm Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, OH
Leroy “Bunchie” Bunch, 85, of Urbana, departed this life, Wednesday, February 13, 2008, in Wellington Nursing Home, Urbana, where he has resided since having a stroke in 1992.
He was born July 26, 1922 in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, the son of Leroy and Clara Belle (Burke) Bunch, who preceded him in death as well as his wife, Kathlene Jones Bunch, daughter, Cheryl Lynn Bunch, step son Clarence “Bobby” Jones and sisters, Ethel Berry and Frances Thompson.
Leroy is survived by his daughter, Lisa Bunch, Columbus, step-daughters, Peggy Hickman and Sharon Burton, Columbus, Ohio, Step-son John (Sandy) Burton, Fridley, MN, 2 grandchildren, Pawlla (Keith) Lawrence, Herminie, PA, Mark Burton, Urbana, Ohio and 4 great-grandchildren, Kristen, Brandon, Samantha and Savannah. Brothers-in-law, William Jones, Upper Montclaire, NJ, and Orland (Frances) Jones, Springfield, OH and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Leroy retired from Johnsons Welded Products in Urbana, Ohio. He served his country in the United States Army and the Army National Guard. He was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Mechanicsburg, Ohio as well as a member of the Senior Choir.
Following Leroy’s wishes, his body will be cremated. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2008 in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg with Rev. Hershel Byrd officiating. Services are entrusted to Skillman, McDonald & Vernon funeral home, Mechanicsburg.