Rufus H. Bundick Sr.

Published 11:10 am Wednesday, February 26, 2014

FRANKLIN—Deacon Rufus H. Bundick Sr., of Edgehill Drive, passed away on Feb. 24, 2014, while a patient in East Pavilion Nursing Center. He was born on July 14, 1930, in Accomac County, Va., to Jeffery and Celie Wharton Bundick.



Deacon Bundick retired from Franklin Transportation with more than 30 service as a truck driver. He served his country in the United States Army and bravely fought in the Korean War.

He was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church, where he served on the Deacon Board, Trustee Board, Male Chorus and Teacher of the Sunday School. Mr. Bundick was formerly a member of the Sportsman Association and he was a Gracious Living Senior.

Deacon Bundick was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Deaconess Melba Bundick; two sisters, Margaret Strand, Annie Tracey; and one brother, Earl Bundick.

His memory will forever live in the hearts of four daughters, Joyce Bynum, Carolyn Claiborne, Zenobia Williams (Bernard), Constance Ford; two sons, Rufus H. Bundick Jr. and James Barnes; one sister, Dorothy Parker; one brother, Leroy Bundick; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

The homegoing service will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in Piney Grove Baptist Church, 1071 Carrsville Hwy., Franklin, with the pastor, the Rev. Alfred Brown Sr., delivering the eulogy. The interment will be in Southview Cemetery.

On the day of service, his remains will be placed in church by 12:30 p.m.

A traditional service with dignity will be conducted by Wm. M. Johnson and Sons Inc., 224 S. Main St., Franklin.

Condolences may be extended to the family at www.wmjohnsonandsons.comRoger Garvin and Doris