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Richard Timothy Bunch, 60 of Box Springs, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Columbus Hospice surrounded by his family.
Richard Timothy Bunch was born January 19, 1958 in Wahiawa, Hawaii, the son of William Bunch and Shirley Figueroa Bunch. Richard, better known to all as “Red,” grew up mostly in Columbus, Georgia; however, being an army child, lived many places, including Alaska, California and Germany. He graduated from Kendrick High School and later joined the U. S. Army. Red had lived in the Box Springs area since his service days and was the proud owner of Red’s Steak and Seafood until his retirement. He was also a certified Heating and Air Technician for over 30 years having worked last with Triple A Heating and Cooling. Red attended the East Side Assembly of God with his family. He was preceded in death by his father William Bunch; mother Shirley Figueroa Bunch Miller; step father Arthur Miller; and brothers Ronnie Bunch and Artie Miller.
He is survived by his wife Darlene Strickland Bunch of Box Springs, Georgia; children Alaney (Carl) Ruthruff; Richard Shane (Lori) Dodson, all of Marion County, Georgia; and Wesley Dodson of Columbus, Georgia; brother John (Karyn) Miller of LaGrange, Georgia; beloved aunt Frances of Seattle, Washington; twelve grandchildren; mother and father-in-law James and Peggy Strickland of Columbus, Georgia; in-laws; Teresa (Rick) Chase of Maine; Jimmy (Belinda) Strickland of Seale, Alabama; Don (Laura) Strickland of Midland, Georgia; Renita (Rodney) Dukes of Phenix City; many nieces, nephews, dear friends and extended family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Columbus Hospice, 7020 Moon Road Columbus, Georgia 31909, https://www.columbushospice.com/donate. They wish to thank all the staff and caregivers for all they have done for the family.
Memorial services for Mr. Richard “Red” Bunch will be held 5:30pm Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the East Side Assembly of God in Columbus, Georgia. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the church.
The Bunch family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 7500 Veterans Parkway, Suite A, Columbus, Georgia 31909, 706-577-0055, www.georgiacremation.com. The family invites you to leave a condolence or share a fond memory below.
Yolanda Strickland says
My fondest memories with Ricky was when I worked at Red’s Steak and Seafood. He was a good friend to me. He will always be in my heart. Love you Ricky.
Philip and Tammy Moore says
Darlene you and your family have our deepest condolences and are in our prayers. Red was a great guy.
Colin OBrien says
Rick and family welcomed us to the Box Springs area when we moved here. Through the years he was a great friend and neighbor. Rick was always willing to help someone out. I will miss him. My deepest condolences to Darlene and family. Rest in peace my friend.
Bessie Hurst. says
My love to all of your family and friends Ricky. May God’s peace and comfort be with them as you rest in Jesus’s arms. Will miss you.
Oscar Pierce III says
I have already began to miss Rick ( Red ) , due to the fact we will not be running after Peanut anymore , cutting wood together ( you still owe me a chain ) , working on the road ( never got it right ) or me waiting for those bags of vegetables ( that make up for the chain ) ! To the family my condolences to “Red” Rest In Heaven !!
Mary O'Brien says
Rick was a great guy and I will never forget all he’s done for us! It’s just not the same driving by the house and not seeing a beautiful veggie garden growing.
My thoughts are with you all.