Robert Paul Bunk
March 26, 1937 – August 27, 2019
Robert Paul Bunk, 82, of Orange Park, Florida, passed away Friday, August 27, 2019. He was born on March 26, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan and moved to Jacksonville, FL as a young boy with his parents George Paul & Myrtice Mildred and his brothers Duane and Donald Bunk. Robert graduated from Andrew Jackson High School, and then was married to Josephine A. Skipper in June of 1957. He made his career with the Florida Air National Guard 125th where he retired after 30 years as a Crew-Chief. He was a member of Hibernia Baptist Church. Robert enjoyed wood-working, building and spending time with his family. He loved his family and his grandsons were very special to him. Robert is very dearly loved by his family and his friends, and he will be deeply missed.
Robert is survived by his daughters, Deborah B. Mancha (Vaughn) and Lynn McGill (Chris), his grandsons, Brandon C. McGill and Andrew J. McGill, sisters-in-law, Joyce Bunk, Wanda Bunk and Betty Williams and numerous nieces and nephews. Robert was predeceased by his dear wife, Josephine, and his brothers, Duane Bunk and Donald Bunk.
Funeral Services for Robert will be held at 11:00am, Friday, September 6, 2019, with Visitation beginning at 10:00am at Rivermead Funeral Home, 127 Blanding Boulevard, Orange Park, FL 32073. Burial services at Jacksonville Nation Cemetery will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the care of Hardage-Giddens Rivermead Funeral Home, 127 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park, FL 32073.
- Robert is survived by his daughters, Deborah B. Mancha (Vaughn) and Lynn McGill (Chris), his grandsons, Brandon C. McGill and Andrew J. McGill, sisters-in-law, Joyce Bunk, Wanda Bunk and Betty Williams and numerous nieces and nephews. Robert was predeceased by his dear wife, Josephine, and his brothers, Duane Bunk and Donald Bunk.
- Visitation Friday, September 6, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, September 6, 2019
Robert Paul Bunk
September 2, 2019
I went to Jackson with Robert. He was such a sweet and nice person. We were in Bookkeeping. Robert was the only one in class who had finished his book to turn. Most of the class over to my house. Robert came and we all copied his book. Someone told the teacher and he said he knew it because we all made the same mistake. Robert had a great smile. RIP
August 31, 2019
My favorite memory of Robert is Christmas night at his mama's house with all the family present. One of his gifts was a new edition of Marmaduke ( which is a big dog joke book). He tried not to look at it because he knew from past experience what would happen but his brothers had one too and they were enjoying theirs. So, he opened his book and soon he was laughing so hard he was literally holding his sides. His face was flushed from laughing and he had to have a handkerchief to wipe all the tears from his eyes. He would start to say something re one of the jokes, but seldom could he get the whole sentence out because of the uncontrolled laughter. Nice way to remember him.
August 30, 2019
There are some great memories of Robert and Don working together to build equipment for the Police Athletic League (PAL) games. They worked hard and sometimes disagreed on how to approach a project but then laughed and once started, seemed to have a really good time doing the work. The results were always impressive. Sometimes huge pieces for activities involving horses and sometimes sturdy pieces for weight lifting events and many more kinds. The pleasure they got in their accomplishments and working together as brothers now gives me pleasure in remembering.