Charles "Charlie" Bunting

September 28, 1930May 11, 2013

Charles J. “Charlie” Bunting, age 82 of Albion, IL passed into Eternity on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 1:20AM at the Wabash Christian Retirement Center, Carmi, IL. Charlie was born September 28, 1930 in Olney, IL to Annetta Ellen (Biggers) and Emil A. Bunting. He married Hester Fawkes on June 7, 1950 at the Christian Church in Marion, IL. Charlie enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1949 and served for 3 years and 3 months. When he returned home, he operated Emil Bunting and Sons until 1979, when the name was changed to Bunting Appliance and T.V., and was continuously operated until his retirement in 2003. He was a lifetime member of the Albion First Christian Church. He was a Cub Scout Master for several years. He and Hester thoroughly enjoyed riding their motorcycle, and visited most of the Continental States, on their cycle. Charlie also enjoyed four-wheeler riding and took his final ride in January of this year. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one sister, Annetta Doty, one brother, Lawrence Bunting and one grandson, Tim. He is survived by his daughter Ann (and husband Russell )Bailey of Albion, IL., and five sons: Fred ( and wife Carol ) Bunting of Williamsburg, VA, Rex (and wife Glenna )Bunting of Browns, IL, Troy Bunting of Bone Gap, IL, Donnie Bunting and Mark Bunting of Albion, IL. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral service for Charles “Charlie” Bunting will be held at 10:00AM, on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Ingram Funeral Home, Albion, IL. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemeter y with full military rites. Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 5 to 7 PM at Ingram Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Wabash Christian Retirement Center or to the donor’s choice.


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 15, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 16, 2013

Charles "Charlie" Bunting

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Noel Madding

May 17, 2013

Rex and Family, So sorry to hear of the passing of Charlie, I will remember him with his smile he always seemed to find whenever he saw somebody.

Danny Lankford

May 15, 2013

Charlie and his family provided important services to the community with their Appliance and Farm Equipment businesses. Always interesting to talk with and would do their best to serve a customer's needs. I have a great picture of Charlie with his motorcycle, probably early 50's. Good family.

Audrey Nelson Christian

May 15, 2013

So sorry for your loss. I've known Charlie since I was a very little girl.

Grover Burkett

May 13, 2013

I considered Charlie a good friend, His wife cooked at Bone Gap School. Charlie was a good Ruritan Member while he able to attend. Charlie met me at Bone Gap School early in my career. My schedule prevents me from coming to the Visitation. My thoughts are with the family during this time.

Annette M. Valentine

May 12, 2013

He helped many & will be missed.

Prayers for those he left behind.