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Bunton, Gary Raymond

Gary Raymond Bunton, age 57, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. He was born on June 7, 1955 to Virginia Maude McCloud Bunton and the late Raymond Roy Bunton. In addition to his father, Gary was preceded in death by a son, Justin and a grandson, Caleb Cole Dugger.
Gary enjoyed being outdoors and riding motorcycles. He also enjoyed fishing and playing horseshoes. Gary also enjoyed playing pool and was an avid chess player.
He was a member of Stone Mountain Baptist Church.
In addition to his mother, Virginia Maude Bunton, Gary is survived by his wife, Annette ‘Cricket’ Bunton; daughters: Jeanette Bunton, Kayla Allen and Andrea; sisters: Clarice Bunton, Ginny Wagner and Teresa Bunton; step-children Daniel Dugger, Amos Dugger, and Brandy Dugger grandchildren: Destinee LaRae, Arianna Grace, Cobi, Jasmine, Dalton, Ethan, Nathan, Savannah, Shelby, Aden, Cody and Tayla; several nieces and nephews; special friends: David Greene, Steve Allen, Dennis Greene and Bob Greene.
The family received friends from 10-11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Mountain City Funeral Home with the funeral service following at 11:00 a.m. Eulogy was given by John Greene.
Graveside service and interment followed from the Sugar Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Shawn McElyea, Scott Tester, Dale Pendergraft, Dave Pendergraft, Robbie Wagner, and Jeff West. Honorary pallbearers were Shannon Greene, Steve Allen, David Greene, Dennis Greene, Michael Dugger, Jeff Dugger, Chris Pennington, Bobby Stanton and Shane Greene.
At other times, the family received friends at the home, 1817 Divide Road, Mountain City, TN 37683 and at the home of Gary’s mother, Virginia Bunton, 3843 Hwy 321, Butler, TN 37640.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorials be made to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 37683.
Condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at
The family of Gary Bunton has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN.