US Marine Corps


James "Jim" M. Bunch

August 16, 1949 ~ April 19, 2018 (age 68)

JAMES “JIM” M. BUNCH, age 68, of Washington CH, passed away on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 11:45 a.m. at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

He was born on August 16, 1949 in Fayette County to James A. Jr. and Iva V. Hollar Bunch. Jim proudly served his county in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam Era. He had most recently worked for ABX Air in Wilmington. Jim was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend to many. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and being with his family and grandchildren.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Erica Bunch; and his siblings, Iva (Larry) Morris, Debbie Fox, and Donnie Bunch.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Sue Eldridge Bunch, whom he married on October 30, 1970; children, Krista (David) Howard, Karrie (Rich) Looney, Jason (Kim) Bunch, Katina (Rick) Cartee, Kourtney Barcus and her fiancé, Brion Longberry, JT (Shawna) Bunch, Josh (Megan Gilliland) Bunch, Kasie (Tony) Milam, and Drina Bunch; grandchildren, Jamie, Brittany, Robbie, Johnathan, Brandon, Aaron, D.C., G.W., Zac, Cheyanne, Ryan, Austinn, Jazmin, Jordan, Lexi, Carlee, Kennidi, Lindsey, Jossalynn, James, Madison, Jachyla, Ashlynn, Gavin, Kalan, Ezra, Isaac, Storm, Cheyenne, and Emma; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Mary (Hughey) Rayburn, and brother-in-law, Walter Fox. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Anchor Baptist Church, 456 Jamison Rd NW, Washington CH, OH 43160, with Pastor Christopher Conley officiating with burial to follow at the Washington Cemetery. Friends may visit at the church on Friday evening from 5-8:00 p.m. and again on Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Summers Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to




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