Lee Funeral Home


James Richard Bunting Sr.

30 June, 19374 October, 2021

James Richard Bunting, Sr., 84, passed away Monday, October 4, 2021, at his home. Born in Grayville, IL, he was the son of the late Bill Bunting and Alma Jackson Bunting Cooper. James was the husband of Jean Rice Bunting.

Achieving pro status with the PGA in 1970, James held the Pro Position at numerous courses. His career began in Pageland, SC at White Plains Country Club, moving to Fairfield Country Club in Winnsboro, then to Robbers Roost Golf Course in North Myrtle Beach, until his final return to Fairfield Country Club. Following his retirement from Fairfield Country Club, James and his wife purchased the Old Golf Store in North Myrtle Beach and they enjoyed their time spent together. James was a member of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife of 64 years are his two sons, James R. “Rick” Bunting, Jr, Michael Bunting (Laurie); two grandchildren, Mary Gray Tiller (Jamie), Michael Bunting, Jr. (Lauren); and two great-grandchildren Lennon Tiller and Brody Bunting.

A family graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Greenville Shriner’s Hospital, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.

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Marilyn Putnam

6 October 2021

So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing.
I still have such sweet memories of all of you at the Fairfield County Club. You are all in my prayers.

Bill Muller

6 October 2021

We're so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Sending love and prayers to Jean, Rick, and 'Hamburger". Jim was a joy and friend to all he met.
Kindness regards,
Bill and Willa

Frances Brannham Branham

5 October 2021

My deepest sympathy to all the family. May your days be comforted with cherished sweet memories.

Mitzi Williamson

5 October 2021

Sending our love, prayers, hugs and thoughts to Jean and the entire family on Jim's move to Heaven. The memories of Jim teaching Adam to play golf will live in our hearts. Including the spraying of the golf balls orange to play in the snow. God Bless you all!