Robert Carlyle Bunting Jr.
Aug. 9, 1947 – Oct. 1, 2019
Robert Carlyle Bunting Jr., 72, of Mineral, Va. died on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born on August 9, 1947 in Portsmouth, Va. to Beatrice J. Vannoy and Robert C. Bunting Sr.
He was a small business owner in the Louisa County community where he resided for nearly 50 years. Robert lived his life as a man of service to both his community and his country. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps after serving in the Helicopter Marine Medium 262 as a crew chief during the Vietnam War. Robert was twice awarded a Purple Heart medal of honor for service to his country. He lived a full life and had many hobbies including hunting, horses, fishing, and classic cars. Robert especially cherished spending time with his family and enjoyed retreating to their river home.
Robert also known as “Rob”, “Robby” or “Bob” was the heart of his family, a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Survivors include his wife, Karen Bunting; children Amy Wilson (Chuck) and Robert Bunting III; step-children Bobbi Thibo and Donnie Thibo; grandchildren Hope Matkins, Katelyn Wilson, Hayden Bunting, Breanna Wilson, Courtney Wilson, Ainsley Bunting. Brice Wilson, and Grayson Thibo; sister Linda; and brother Don.
Family, friends and all those whose lives were touched by Robert are invited to a graveside service at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 5 at Spring Grove Cemetery, 2779 Pendleton Rd., Mineral, VA 23117. Food, fellowship and visitation with the family will immediately follow at New Life Community Church, 509 E. Main St., Louisa, VA 23093.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.