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Bro. Joseph Henry Bunch

Bro. Joseph Henry Bunch, 91  of Morgantown passed away on Friday, July 6, 2012 at the Morgantown Care & Rehab Center in Morgantown. Mr. Bunch was born October 23, 1920 in Butler County to the late David Hugh and Lilly Pierce Bunch and was the husband of the late Ella Holman Bunch. He was a graduate of Rochester High School,  attended Campbellsville College and was a graduate of Georgetown University Class of 1956. He was a school teacher at Rochester, Third District, Morgantown Elementary and the Green River Boys Camp. Mr. Bunch was a WWII Navy Veteran who served in the South Pacific on a dry dock as a Machinist. Bro. Bunch has pastored churches in Lincoln, Green, Boyle, Logan and Grayson County and several churches in Butler County. He was DAR Veteran of the Year. He was preceded in death by two sisters Marguerite Johnson Forsythe and June Bunch Gardner and brother David Bunch.

Bro. Joseph Henry Bunch is survived by 3 daughters Denise Brown and husband James T. of Quality, Martha Bunch of Shelbyville, Susan Bunch of Bowling Green; 6 Grandchildren; Steven Bratcher and wife Sasheen of Richmond, VA., Laura Bratcher of Scottsville , Kat Kelly  and husband Nick of Shelbyville, C.J. Garner of Bowling Green, Cody Garner and wife Alaina of Morgantown, Andrea Hawkins and husband Andrew of Owensboro; 4 Great-Grand children;1 sister Helen Brown of Waterloo, Ill. and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service will be held at Monticello Baptist Church Monday, July 9, 2012 at  2:00 p.m.with Bro.Frank Dorris and Bro. Randy Burns officiating . Burial will follow in the Rochester Cemetery, Rochester , Ky.  Visitation will be Sunday, July 8 from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Morgantown and Monday 8am until 1:30pm at Smith Funeral Home.
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My Uncle Joe was one of the finest men I ever knew. He was a kind man, loved his Lord & family. He was one you could look up to. A joy to be around. God has called home a good and fateful servant.And I'm Proud that he was my Uncle. Thank God for him. Phillip Johnson
A kind and Godly man. If this world were filled with more people like Bro. Bunch, it would truly be a wonderful world.
I haved had brother joe as a teacher, paster, and princapal. He was one of the best men I ever new. He will be greatly be missed. I also know all of his girls. I will pray for you. Love U all Pennie (Harlow) Brown
Mr. Bunch was my 6th grade teacher and I have never forgotten how kind and caring he was for each of his students. Mr. Bunch, God bless you, and thanks for making my learning experience a memorable one!
A few words that come to mind to describe Uncle Joe: humble, God-fearing, positive, nice, caring, sense of humor. I never heard Uncle Joe say an unkind word about anyone, or to anyone. In other words, he practiced every day what he preached on Sunday. Uncle Joe was simply one of the best men I have ever met. May God bless Denise, Martha, and Susan and their families during this time.
I know Bro. Bunch from his time as preacher at Sandy Creek. He was truly a kind caring man who did practice what he preached. I think of him often and always will.

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