Jose Bunda Jr.

November 7, 1946April 2, 2019
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Jose Bunda, Jr., 72, of North Little Rock passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019. He was born in Manilla, Philippines to parents Jose Bunda, Sr. and Rosario Manuby Bunda. Jose was a 1965 graduate of Northside High School in Ft. Smith and received his MBA from the University of Central Arkansas in 1973. He is a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U. S. Army from 1965 – 1968. Jose worked as a National Bank Examiner, Officer of the Comptroller Currency and for the U.S. Treasury until his retirement in 2010. Jose was a member of the Park Hill Baptist Church of North Little Rock since 1980. He was also an avid fan of UCA Bears Football and active as an Alumni member of his high school and college and loved playing tennis and football.

Jose is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Angie Bunda and his son, Jonathan Brown. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 40 years, Linda K. Bunda; daughter Kimberly Brogdon and her husband, Rod; son, Jason Brown and his wife, Diana; grandchildren, Stephanie Adams (Luke), Brittani Wardell (Jon), Shelby Engles (Logan) and Emily Brown; great grandchildren, Jacob & Julia Adams, Harper Wardell; siblings, Rodolfo Bunda (Hollie), Rosauro Bunda (Ruth), Josie Bunda (Dewayne), Edna Campbell (Terry), Phillip Bunda (Karen) along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces and cousins. Jose loved his family and especially his grandchildren. He always loved reminiscing about the wonderful memories he had made and he treasured each of his friendships. He was greatly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday, April 8th at Griffin Leggett Rest Hills Funeral Home, 7724 Landers Rd. in North Little Rock with Rev. Luke Flesher officiating. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Burial in Rest Hills Memorial Park with Military Honors will immediately follow the service. Please share your memories of Jose with his family at


  • Jose Bunda Sr., Father
  • Rosario Bunda, Mother
  • Angie Bunda, Brother
  • Jonathan Brown, Son
  • Linda K. Bunda, Wife
  • Kimberly Brogdon, Daughter
  • Rod Brogdon, Son-in-law
  • Jason Brown, Son
  • Diana Brown, Daughter-in-law
  • Stephanie Adams, Grandchild
  • Brittani Wardell, Grandchild
  • Shelby Engles, Grandchild
  • Emily Brown, Grandchild
  • Jacob Adams, Great Grandchild
  • Julia Adams, Great Grandchild
  • Harper Wardell, Great Grandchild
  • Rodolfo Bunda, Brother
  • Rosauro Bunda, Brother
  • Josie Bunda, Sister
  • Edna Campbell, Sister
  • Phillip Bunda, Brother
  • Jose also is survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.

  • Jason Brown
  • Rody Bunda
  • Ross Bunda
  • Rod Brogdon
  • Brent Swaim
  • Charles Sewell


  • Visitation Monday, April 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 8, 2019

Jose Bunda Jr.

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Henry Peets

April 8, 2019

Jose and I met in 1985 and worked together until he retired in 2010. He always had a smile on his face and a joke to share. We became good friends. Jose and I used to car pool together and a special memory was how he always made a point of playing with my son Jake (when he was a baby) when he picked me up. I consider it a privilege to call Jose my friend. To Linda and Jose's family and friends may God watch over and guide you through this difficult time. From Henry, Jackie, and Jake Peets

Wayne Cash

April 8, 2019

Linda and family, I was shocked and deeply sadden when I first received the news about Jose. Then the sadness began to fade away when I started to reminisce about our many years of work-related travels and the great stories and laughs were shared all along the way. Jose will be greatly missed, but our memories of him will remain.


Sharon Pinebrook

April 8, 2019

Jose, I did not know you but I knew you wife Linda. If she selected you to be her husband then you were indeed a special person. As her friend I want to thank you for taking care of her for so long and for loving her always

Linda Simmons Spann

April 8, 2019

Linda, my late husband Jimmie Simmons was a National Bank Examiner from 1966 to 1988 when he died. He worked with Jose and spoke highly of him and I remember meeting him, and also you, on several occasions. I am very sorry to hear of his death and pray that you and your family will be filled with peace and great memories.

Phillip Rickman

April 7, 2019

I had classes with Jose all through high school. He always had a great smile. He was a positive influence because of his attitude and easy going personality. He always had a funny story to tell you. I talked to him at our reunion in Fort Smith. I was looking forward to seeing him in our April meeting. God had other plans for Jose. I know he is in heaven now, because he was one the the finest people I ever met. I pray for your family at this time. I’ll never forget you buddy. Phil Rickman

Phyllis Lee

April 7, 2019

May he rest peacefully in heaven with Jesus. Prayers for you Linda and your family.

Ina Sanders

April 7, 2019

I am the wife of an examiner. So I know a lot of bank examiner's. I always felt like they are were mine and Gary's extended family. Jose was a lot of fun, always a gentleman and a good Christian. We will miss his smiling face and his sweet personality. He spread Joy where ever he went. He was a man who respected and enjoyed his friends and their families. A truly kind man. We shall miss you my friend. Prayers and Love to the family. Ina Sanders

Ina Sanders

April 7, 2019

What a wonderful friend----we laughed together and cried together! So many memories over the 45 years that we traveled and worked together. Jose always participated in all our activities even if he was not blessed with the speed that he had when younger. On the tennis court I could run circles around him , but he beat me consistently. Those jokes he told kept him going strong until the very end. The crowd in heaven is in a roar as we speak. RIP

Gary W. Sanders

Rick Ulmer

April 7, 2019

I worked with Jose in the early 1970s with the OCC in Monroe, Louisiana. Many years later, Jose examined on several occasions the bank that I worked at in El Dorado, Arkansas. Jose was one of the funniest and smartest individuals that I ever worked with. Jose was always kind and respectful to everyone. He was a great teammate and always a gentleman. I will miss him. My condolences to Linda and his family.

Larry Humber

April 7, 2019

I had two training crews for new hires out of the OCC Little Rock Office in the early to mid 1970s. One of those teams, with the experience help of Gary Sanders, we examined six banks in a six month period with five new employees. Jose was on that crew. He was bright, excelled, most always had a smile on his face, had a good sense of humor, and showed a compassion for others. We administered several tests and he always had some of the highest scores.

I asked Jose why he resigned from the IRS, another good U. S. Government agency, to come to work for the OCC. He said he just got tired of closing out so many mom and pop businesses and that was sad since the men and women involved had worked hard all their lives, only to have the IRS take all of their assets for unpaid taxes. He just felt sorry for them.

Janeal and I send our prayers and sympathy to Linda and all the family.