James "Bunk" William Bice

September 13, 1936April 5, 2019

James “Bunk” William Bice, 82, of Fresno, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2019.

Bunk was born in Coshocton County on September 13, 1936 to the late Wilbur and Lily (Randles) Bice. After high school, he worked as a brick layer. Bunk was original founder of the Coshocton Sportsman’s Club and the Shack. He was also a member of the Eagles. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and playing cards. Bunk spent his winters at the Whisper Creek RV Park in LaBelle, Florida.

Bunk is survived by his wife, Carol, five children: Diana Bice, Suzanne (Lewis) Powell, Deborah (Steve) Taylor, Robert Bice, and Donald (Nancy) Bice; 18 grandchildren: Nan, Vanessa, James, Merritt, Steve, Aaron, Lance, Chris, Travis, Rachel, Sarah, Helen, Laura, Kristina, Kelsey, Klarrissa, Gunnar, and Gauge; 35 great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, and two sisters, Bonnie Mencer and Joyce Selders.

Along with his parents, Bunk is preceded in death by two children, James “Bunk” Bice, Jr. and Doris Bice, three siblings: Reva Green, Helen Cox, and Gene Bice; and his granddaughter, Karalee Powell.

Calling hours for Bunk will be held at Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home on Monday, April 8, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 11 a.m. with Jim Barstow and Steve Taylor, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Fresno, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Kid's Fishing Derby c/o The Coshocton Sportsmen's Association at P.O. Box 554, Coshocton, OH 43812.

An online memorial can be viewed at


  • Kid's Fishing Derby c/o Coshocton Sportsmans Association


  • Calling Hours Monday, April 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 9, 2019

James "Bunk" William Bice

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john hothem

April 7, 2019

God Bless the Family------john hothem

Helen Duhan

April 6, 2019

From the moment I met you I knew I was family. You opened your heart and your home. The stories I’d heard from James and Laura were brought to life in your precious smile, sense of humor, larger than life rough calloused hands from bricking and love for your family.
Emily has great stories of spending time with you! She will soon be 6. Your fishing adventures, riding in Bunks truck and hunting for mushrooms/ oh, yes and Bunk candy are her favorites!
Your family will miss you Bunk. I wish I had one more visit with you. I will forever cherish the few that I did have.
RIP Bunk.
Loves to Granny.