Jessie Buntyn Jr.

December 2, 1940October 26, 2018
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Jessie Buntyn Jr. 77, of Crestwood, passed away on Friday, October 26, 2018.

He was a retired Butcher for Creations Gardens. Jessie loved his family, his KY Wildcats, Barbequing and playing the blues on his guitar.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Beatrice Patterson Buntyn; children, Lucinda Waller, William Lawrence Buntyn, Loisetine Buntyn, Earline Buntyn-James (Jerry), Emogene Zilke (James) and Darcey Gehring (Chris); sisters, Earnestine Avent, Fannie Pearl Hussey, Mary Lucille Calvert and Phyllis Marie Johnson; brothers, John Henry, Charles Edward (Mary) Buntyn; grandchildren, Sheneka Waller, David Waller Jr., Carrington Zilke and Dominic Gehring; a host of great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be conducted at 2 PM on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Heady-Radcliffe Funeral Home with visitation from noon until time of service.

The family would like to thank the staff at Baptist Health Louisville.


  • Beatrice Buntyn, Wife
  • Lucinda Waller, Daughter
  • William Lawerence Buntyn, Son
  • Loisetine Buntyn, Daughter
  • Earline Buntyn-James, Daughter
  • Emogene Zilke, Daughter
  • Darcey Gehring, Daughter
  • Sheneka Waller, Grandchild
  • David Waller Jr., Grandchild
  • Carrington Zilke, Grandchild
  • Dominic Gehring, Grandchild
  • Earnestine Avent, Sister
  • Fannie Pearl Hussey, Sister
  • Mary Lucille Calvert, Sister
  • Phyllis Marie Johnson, Sister
  • John Henry Buntyn, Brother
  • Charles Edward Buntyn, Brother
  • A host of great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.


  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, November 3, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 3, 2018

Jessie Buntyn Jr.

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Gwen Burke

November 2, 2018

Jessie Buntyn was a wonderful person. He seemed to always help people. He had an exemplary work ethic and was a provider of nourishment and good cheer; with his amazing garden vegetables, JB's unmatched BBQ and sausage, real downhome blues, life stories, kind hearted listening, and wise ways. He had great love for his lovely wife Bea, his children, grandchildren and family of which he always spoke. Sweet sleep Jessie, many loved you, you were true.

Becky Brenzel

October 30, 2018

To Jessie's family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I haven't seen him in awhile, but think of him fondly, he had a great big heart to go with his many talents. My condolences to his friends and family. Peace and love to all.

Steve Burgin

October 30, 2018

To Mr.Buntyn . family I have know some of his family for long time and they are a very sweet family .you and mrs.Buntyn, has done a great job . I am very sorry to hear about your all lost of dear person .It is hard but you have to look up and thank god he not suffer no more One day we will be there all so . I am going to try to come for little while sat around 1.00 .You all are in my prayer .Larry if I can do any thing for you all please let me know ok my friend .

Phyllis Edlin

October 29, 2018

My family and I were so sorry and extremely sad to hear of Jessie's passing. Jessie was a kind and gentle spirit with a heart of gold. I had the good fortune to meet Jessie through my brother and his wife, Will and Beverly Smith. They loved Jessie and considered him as family. In all the years I knew him he was always the same. So happy to see you and loved to talk about his beloved wife and children and grandchildren. I will always remember Jessie and consider it a blessing to be called one of his friends. God bless each of you. I will keep you in my prayers.