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Roger Dean Bunten, Sr.

• Updated Jul 29, 2018 at 5:17 PM

ELIZABETHTON - Roger Dean Bunten, Sr, 76, of Elizabethton passed away July 28, 2018 at his home after a lengthy illness.

He was a Carter County native, born on June 5, 1942. He was the son of William McKinley Kuhn and Mary Evelyn Bunten Kuhn. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Judy Kuhn who passed away July 22, 2018; his grandparents William Gaither and Eliza Matilda Smith Bunten. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He loved to watch wrestling, go fishing, and playing horseshoes. He was a coach for the American Little League Luke Brummit Sport shop Team. A coach with the Keenburg Youth Club Basketball Team and the first coach for the Keenburg Elementary School Girls Basketball Team. He was a coach and played for the North American Rayon softball team. He was a member of the Waldo Ohio Rescue Squad and Fire Department. He was an electrician.

He is survived by his loving wife, Cynthia Taylor Bunten. His children Tammie and Jim Colbaugh, Roger D. Bunten, Jr., Bryan K and Jo Ellen Campbell Bunten, Sr. , Jeffrey B. Bunten, Timothy W. and Angela Owens Bunten, Sr. and Tawnya and Jason Branch. His step-children, Kim Jones and Todd and Elizabeth Jones. His 42 Grandchildren, 41 Great Grandchildren and 8 Step-Grandchildren. His Brother Billy Kuhn, his mother-in-law, Helen Taylor. Several nieces and nephews and cousins also survive.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. , Wednesday, August 1, 2018 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Mr. Bob Holtsclaw, Rev. Jerry Lyons, and Chaplin Steve Spell officiating. Graveside Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, August 2, 2018 at J. Fred Colbaugh Family Cemetery. Active Pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday will be: Roger Bunten, Jr., Bryan Bunten, Sr., Jeffrey Bunten, Timothy Bunten, Sr., Jim Colbaugh, and Jason Pearman. The family will receive friends from 5 -7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery. Friends may also visit at the home of Tammie and Jim Colbaugh. Condolences may be sent to the family at our web-site www.memorialfcelizabethton.com. 

Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Bunten Family.

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