OBITUARY

Larry Lee Bunn

August 13, 1951April 10, 2019
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Larry Lee Bunn was born August 13, 1951 in Highland Park, Michigan. He went to be with the Lord on April 10, 2019 in Greenwood, Arkansas. He was a member of Northside Church of Christ in Greenwood, served in the United States Navy as a Torpedo man aboard the submarine, the U.S.S. Sailfish. He was also a Navy Diver while on his ship. He served on the Fort Smith Police Department as a Motor Officer and SWAT team member. He retired from Whirlpool and resided with his other faithful companion and friend, his mother, Frances until his death. He is survived by his mother, Frances Bunn of Greenwood; brother, Keith Bunn and wife, Georgia of Fort Smith; his little sister, Terri Griffin and husband, Tommy of Greenwood; two sons, Kevin Bunn and Meghan and Sean Bunn and Ashley of Fort Smith; one brother-in-law, Frank Koenig of Greenwood. He was Papa to three grandsons, Lukas, Jakobi and Destry of Fort Smith. Larry was preceded in death by his father, Harley Bunn and big sister, Connie Koenig of Greenwood. Also waiting for Larry, at the rainbow bridge will be his faithful companion, Rerun. Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Monday, April 15 at McConnell Funeral Home in Greenwood with burial at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith at noon. Viewing will be Sunday from 1 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home, where the family will visit with friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Pallbearers will be Chris Bunn, Travis Bunn, Carl Coppeans, Danny Goines, Doug Koenig, Scott Koenig, Frank Koenig and Tommy Griffin. Honorary pallbearers will be Ron Lockhart and Lukas Bunn.

  • FAMILY

  • Mr. Bunn is survived by his mother, Frances Bunn of Greenwood; brother, Keith Bunn and wife, Georgia of Fort Smith; his little sister, Terri Griffin and husband, Tommy of Greenwood; two sons, Kevin Bunn and Meghan and Sean Bunn and Ashley of Fort Smith; one brother-in-law, Frank Koenig of Greenwood. He was Papa to three grandsons, Lukas, Jakobi and Destry of Fort Smith. Larry was preceded in death by his father, Harley Bunn and big sister, Connie Koenig of Greenwood. Also waiting for Larry, at the rainbow bridge will be his faithful companion, Rerun.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Chris Bunn, Active
  • Scott Koenig, Active
  • Travis Bunn, Active
  • Doug Koenig, Active
  • Frank Koenig, Active
  • Danny Goines, Active
  • Carl Coppeans, Active
  • Tommy Griffin, Active
  • Lukas Bunn, Honorary
  • Ron Lockhart, Honorary

Services

  • Viewing Sunday, April 14, 2019
  • Family Visitation Sunday, April 14, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 15, 2019
REMEMBERING

Larry Lee Bunn

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Carrie Bell

April 17, 2019

I first met Larry only a short four years ago when he shared a hospital room with my husband in Fayetteville. Because I also work at the same hospital, Larry and I forged a friendship that will forever be a part of my heart. What always stood out to me about Larry is his pure unselfishness. No mater how sick he was, no matter what was going on, his first thoughts were always of others. We never had a conversation that didn't include his sweet mother (I was lucky enough to meet once at the hospital and wish I could hug you just now) his children and his Rerun. He always asked me about my Rick no matter how sick he may have been at the time himself. That was just who Larry was, a selfless, sweet, kind and funny man. Always had a smile to share. How I am choosing to remember Larry is through his smile. That sweet little grin and the smile in his eyes would make my worst day at work suddenly shine and make me smile back. I was truly fortunate to have had Larry as my friend and my life is been better for knowing him. My very best to his family. Know that you are surrounded by love from near and far.

Del Kesler

April 17, 2019

Hi Larry! I am saddened that we, Dale and I, never got to a reunion for the Sailfish. We were always going to, but going to isn't the same as did! I remember meeting you in Dale's apartment with Debbie, Lanny, Bogie. I think I was supposed to go out with you that night, but Dale got ahead of you. I was not told anything! I'm sorry we never got our date, but who's to say we won't one day.......? You were a nice guy who talked to the cat that was in the apartment. I liked that....I wish you the best and peaceful reunion with Rerun. I'll miss playing games online with you. I love you, Larry, and so did Dale. He had so many stories he told me about Wes Pac. You will always be in our hearts......til we meet again, my friend, rest easy with your comrades that left before us. We'll take the watch now......................

Lukas Bunn

April 14, 2019

One of my fondest memories with him was hearing about his time on the USS SAILFISH. We would always watch movies together all the time. He always put everyone before himself. He always made whatever food that I wanted, I always chose his "famous" spaghetti. It hurts to know that he is gone, but it is comforting to know that he is not struggling to breathe or he is not suffering. He will always have a place in my heart. Love you Pawpaw Larry

Beverly Seaton (Bunn)

April 11, 2019

Larry will always and forever hold a very special place in my heart. My heart goes out to his family and friends. May you all find comfort in the loving arms of God. He will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

Sean Bunn

April 11, 2019

There will always be a hole in my heart from you not being here, dad. I wish I had spent more time with you. If I could do anything right now, it would be to spend an entire day of just us. You always thought of others before yourself. Every single time I came over, you would cook whatever I wanted or your "famous" spaghetti. I will never forget any of it. I will cherish every single memory I had with you. I know you are no longer in pain and that is what keeps me going. I love you, dad. You are always in my heart and I will never be the same since you are gone. Please watch over our family. I love you so so much.

Bev Atkins

April 11, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you all. May God wrap his loving arms around you all!
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Jim Goff

April 11, 2019

It was truly a pleasure having Larry as a Shipmate and friend though out the years!!
Spending quality time together at Reunions the past 5 years created memories I will cherish!!
Larry reminded me last year that I told him I wanted to meet his Mother and see his home so my travel plans included just that last April.
He will surely be missed! God Bless his family and friends 🙏

Olen Hicks

April 11, 2019

Larry was one of my best friends through high school. He will be greatly missed. Hopefully will make it in for services. My wife’s brother is not doing well. Praying for family to have peace knowing he is in Gods hands and no more pain!

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Biography

Larry Lee Bunn was born August 13, 1951 in Highland Park, Michigan. He went to be with the Lord on April 10, 2019 in Greenwood, Arkansas. He was a member of Northside Church of Christ in Greenwood, served in the United States Navy as a Torpedo man aboard the submarine, the U.S.S. Sailfish. He was also a Navy Diver while on his ship. He served on the Fort Smith Police Department as a Motor Officer and SWAT team member. He retired from Whirlpool and resided with his other faithful companion and friend, his mother, Frances until his death.

He is survived by his mother, Frances Bunn of Greenwood; brother, Keith Bunn and wife, Georgia of Fort Smith; his little sister, Terri Griffin and husband, Tommy of Greenwood; two sons, Kevin Bunn and Meghan and Sean Bunn and Ashley of Fort Smith; one brother-in-law, Frank Koenig of Greenwood. He was Papa to three grandsons, Lukas, Jakobi and Destry of Fort Smith. Larry was preceded in death by his father, Harley Bunn and big sister, Connie Koenig of Greenwood. Also waiting for Larry, at the rainbow bridge will be his faithful companion, Rerun.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m., Monday, April 15 at McConnell Funeral Home in Greenwood with burial at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith at noon. Viewing will be Sunday from 1 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home, where the family will visit with friends from 5 – 7 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Chris Bunn, Travis Bunn, Carl Coppeans, Danny Goines, Doug Koenig, Scott Koenig, Frank Koenig and Tommy Griffin. Honorary pallbearers will be Ron Lockhart and Lukas Bunn.