Lee "Moose" Bunch Jr.

July 10, 1947May 1, 2019

Funeral services for Lee “Moose” Bunch Jr. will be held Friday, May 3rd, 2019 at Reed-Culver Chapel at 2:00 PM with Pastor Donnie Sanders officiating. A visitation will be held on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 at Reed-Culver Funeral Home from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM. Lee will be laid to rest by his wife at Barber Cemetery. Pallbearers for Lee include Christopher Bunch, Sonny Wofford, Herbert Gonazales, Joe Harold Bunch, Greg Bunch, Anthony Cochran and Bud Campbell. Honorary pallbearers include all his fellow co-workers at Cherokee Nation Housing Authority and his nieces serving as flower girls. Online condolences may be left at

Lee “Moose” Bunch Jr. was born on July 10th, 1947 in Stilwell, OK, the son of Lee Sr. and Leatha (Quinton) Bunch. He grew up with six brothers and five sisters, Hubert, Rabbit, Herbert, Jody, Leon, Charlie, Kathy, Joanna, Leola, Viola and Zelma. Lee graduated from Cave Springs High School before joining the United States Army. He served time in Vietnam between the years 1968 to 1970 where he earned the rank of Specialist. He was proud and honored to serve his country. It was during this time, he married the love of his life, Yvonne Handle in 1969. Together they raised their two children, Todd and Melissa. They spent 34 wonderful years together until her passing in 2003. He worked for Cherokee Nation Housing Authority for more than 35 years as a Heavy Equipment Operator. A position that allowed him to meet many great people that turned into long lasting relationships over the years. Lee always put in an honest day’s work and was a straight-forward, simple man; “what you see is what you get”. Playing fast-pitch softball with his friends was a favorite pastime along with catching a Thunder game or watching Oklahoma Sooner softball with his family. Mowing the family cemetery and making sure the grounds were kept was a relaxing day for Moose. This hard working man found rest and joined his wife in Heaven on May 1st, 2019 at the age of 71. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, five brothers, Rabbit Bunch, Herbert Bunch, Jody Bunch, Leon Bunch and Charlie Bunch, three sisters, Leola Beaty, Viola Holloway and Zelma Cochran.

He is survived by his son, Todd Bunch of Dry Creek, OK, daughter, Melissa Bunch Smith of Dry Creek, one brother, Hubert Bunch and wife Lorene of Bunch, OK, two sisters, Kathy Gonzales and Joanna Wofford of Bunch, OK, one sister-in-law, Eugina Hill and two brothers-in-law, Earl Handle and Paul Holloway. His memory lives on through his four grandchildren, Kendall Smith-Bridges and husband Justin and Trent Smith of Dry Creek, OK, Caden Bunch and Coda Bunch of Tahlequah, OK, four great-grandchildren, Keeghan Carson, Rowdy Bridges, Ryker Bridges, Jett Smith, all of Dry Creek, OK, followed by many cousins, friends and loved ones.


  • Christopher Bunch
  • Sonny Wofford
  • Herbert Gonazales
  • Joe Harold Bunch
  • Greg Bunch
  • Bud Campbell
  • Anthony Cochran
  • Co-workers, Honorary
  • Nieces, Flower Girls


  • Visitation Thursday, May 2, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 3, 2019


Lee "Moose" Bunch Jr.

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