Francis B. Bunch

Published 3:40 pm Monday, October 10, 2022

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BOYKINS – Francis Brett Bunch, 80, passed away on Oct. 9, 2022 in Accordius Health at Courtland. Born in Norfolk, he was a son of the late John Franklin Bunch and Mildred Schultz Bunch. He was also predeceased by a daughter, Jennifer Bunch and a brother, Billy Bunch.

Francis B. Bunch

Francis was a graduate of Oscar Smith High School, a graduate of Virginia Tech and was an Army veteran serving during Vietnam. He was a retired district manager for Kinney Shoes, owner of Advantage Realty in Virginia Beach, a photographer for Auto Trader Publishers and owner of The Village Peddler in Boykins. Francis was a member of Newsoms Baptist Church.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 58 years, Phyllis Lamkin Bunch; a son, Dean Bunch; three grandchildren, Maddie Gibbins, Ryenn Gibbins and Jared Bunch; and a great-grandson, Eli Gibbins; and several nephews.

A memorial service with military honors will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16 in Newsoms Baptist Church with the Rev. Tom Wallace and the Rev. David Kliendinst officiating. A reception will follow in the church. Inurnment will be in Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery at a later date. The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Newsoms Baptist Church.