Gene R. Bunker
November 28, 1949 – May 12, 2020
Gene R. Bunker 70, a longtime area resident, passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT.
His parents, Clifford A. and Agnes M. (Luksevish) Bunker welcome their son into the world on November 29, 1949, in Keene, NH. Gene grew up in Gilsum, NH.
Gene enlisted in the Marine Corp, serving from 1968 until 1973 during the Vietnam War.
He was a resident of Stoddard, NH for many years, later moving to Edgewater, FL where he resided for eleven years before return to the area to be closer to family, just prior to his death.
Gene was a skilled welder, working for the former Kingsbury Corporation in Keene and with East Coast Steel in Greenfield, NH.
He loved tinkering with things and doing woodworking projects in his workshop. He also loved to hunt and fish, and he enjoyed cooking. Gene was a member of the National Rifle Association.
Gene is survived by his wife of eleven years, Dawn M. (Perra) Bunker of Walpole, NH; his son, Cory Bunker and his fiancé, Amanda Herne, of Stoddard; a daughter, Charlene Bunker of Georgia; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Danny Bunker and his wife, Sue, of Surry; two sisters, Aggie Simoneau and her husband, Al, of Francestown, NH and Cathy Lackey of Gilsum; and several nieces, nephews and extended family members. He was predeceased by four brothers, Clifford "Sonny" Bunker, Frank "Chipper" Bunker, Terry Bunker and Dustin Bunker.
A celebration of his life and burial with military honors in the Centennial Cemetery, Gilsum, will be held at a date and time to be announced.
The family is grateful for the wonderful care provided to Gene by the doctors and nurses in the ICU at the VA Medical Center. Donations in Gene’s memory may be made to the White River Junction VA Medical Center ICU Department, 215 North Main Street, White River Junction, VT 05009.
A celebration of Gene's life and burial with military honors in the Centennial Cemetery, Gilsum, will be held at a date and time to be announced.