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Loren Edward Bunch

August 1, 1934 ~ August 24, 2022 (age 88)
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Loren Edward Bunch, of Rutledge, was called to his resting place on August 24, 2022 at the age of 88.

Loren’s strong faith in his heavenly father is the foundation upon which he built his life.  He was a lifelong and dedicated member and deacon of New Corinth Baptist Church where he sang in the choir and with the New Corinth quartet, and taught Sunday school for many years.

Loren is rejoicing in Heaven with the love of his life, his wife of 54 years, Phyllis Bunch.  Also preceding him in death are his parents, George Washington and Ruby Bunch; brother, Carson Bunch; sisters, Katherine Bailey and Shirley Thurman; his grandson, Kenneth Bunch; and son-in-law, Jim Garvey.

He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Darrell (Claudine) Bunch and Connie (Doug) Collins.  He was a proud papaw to Kathy Bunch, Misty (Terry) Hurley, Josh (Lauryn) Garvey, Drew (Morgan) Collins, and Macy (Dallas) Cope.  He leaves behind 11 great grandchildren and 14 great great grandchildren, and his special friend, Sue Shelton.

Family will receive friends on Friday, August 26, 2022, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Smith Reagan Funeral Home with a funeral service to follow at 7:00pm.  Rev. Bobby Myers, Rev. Ted Phillips, and Rev. Brian Collins Officiating.

Friends and family will gather at Smith Reagan Funeral Home at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 27, 2022 to go in procession to New Corinth Cemetery for a  11:00 am graveside service.

Pallbearers: Josh Garvey, Terry Hurley, Danny Cameron, Jody Cameron, Scott Hodge, and Tony Hodge.


Services entrusted to Smith-Reagan Funeral Home of Rutledge,

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August 26, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Smith-Reagan Funeral Home
326 Water St
Rutledge, TN 37861

Funeral Service
August 26, 2022

7:00 PM
Smith-Reagan Funeral Home
326 Water St
Rutledge, TN 37861

Graveside Service
August 27, 2022

11:00 AM
New Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery

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