Funeral arrangements set for Dewayne Bunch

jkegley@herald-leader.comJuly 12, 2012 

Funeral arrangements were set Thursday for former state Rep. Dewayne Bunch, who died Wednesday more than a year after suffering a traumatic head injury.

Public visitation will be from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at Croley Funeral Home in Williamsburg. A funeral service will follow. Mr. Bunch will be buried in the Croley Addition of Highland Park Cemetery.

Mr. Bunch, 50, of Williamsburg had been undergoing rehabilitation at Oak Tree Hospital in Corbin following an incident at Whitley County High School in April 2011. Mr. Bunch, who had taught math and science at the school for 17 years, hit his head on the floor after being knocked down while trying to break up a fight between two students.

The Whitley County native was born on Feb. 22, 1962.

He is survived by his father, Charles Everett Bunch; his wife, Regina Petrey Bunch of Williamsburg; his daughter, Stephanie Fox of Lexington; his stepdaughters, Kristen Bowlin and Brittany Morgan, both of Williamsburg; a sister, Shanda Weddle of Williamsburg; brothers Tim Bunch and Jim Bunch of Williamsburg; and two grandchildren.

Mr. Bunch, elected to the state House in 2010, resigned in October. His wife was the only candidate to seek his seat in a special election for the 82nd District, which includes Whitley County and part of Laurel County.

Memorial donations may be made to the Dewayne Bunch Scholarship Fund at Forcht Bank of Williamsburg and Corbin.

Josh Kegley: (859) 231-3197Twitter: @HLPublicSafety

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