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Robert ‘Bob’ Bunting of Henrietta


Robert “Bob” Henderson Bunting, 84, of Henrietta, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012.

Bob Bunting

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27 at the First United Methodist Church of Henrietta with Rev. Howard Walker, pastor of the First Christian Church of Henrietta, and Rev. Chris Dowd, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating. A private family graveside service will follow at Hope Cemetery under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Henrietta.

Mr. Bunting was born on Oct. 22, 1928 in Henrietta to Frank and Ruby (Henderson) Bunting. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Bunting graduated from graduated from John Tarleton Academy and Texas A&M College and worked for Shepherd AFB as a Civilian Instructor and was the General Manager for JAC Electric Coperation for 28 years. He was a state-wide President of the Texas Rural Electric Coperation. Mr. Bunting was a member of the Henrietta Masonic Lodge No. 454 and served as a Worshipful Master two terms. He was the Clay County Pioneer Reunion Parade Announcer from 1964-2000. He also served as the the chairman of the Clay County War Memorial.

Mr. Bunting is preceded in death by one brother, Bill Bunting; and one sister, Betty Thompson.

Survivors include his wife Frances Bunting of Henrietta; one daughter, Elaine Amaro and husband Jimmy; one son Robert Curtis Bunting and wife Dianne; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials can be made to the Clay County Historical Society, First United Methodist Church in Henrietta, Henrietta Volunteer Fire Department or a charity of choice.


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