Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
July 23, 2012 12:16 pm EDT


FREDERICKTOWN — James A. Bunn, 62, of Fredericktown, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, July 21, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born on Feb. 27, 1950, in Bloomington, Ill., son of the late Willard and Wilma (Zigler) Bunn. James was fortunate to make a living out of his passion for wildlife as a supervisor for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. His family and friends were fortunate that he also shared his passion with them, encouraging a love of nature and passing on his wisdom of hunting and fishing to his sons and grandchildren.

Known simply as “B” to his closest friends and family, the impact on the lives he touched was anything but simple, as his great generosity, his knack for storing-telling and general love of life left a considerable mark on many people. His greatest passion was to spend time with his wife, children and grandchildren, who affectionately called him “Cap.”

James is survived by his loving wife, Christine (Ward) Bunn, whom he married March 21, 1987; sons, James A. (Christy) Bunn Jr. and Jason (Tara) Bunn of Heath; stepchildren, Nathan (Alison) Misencik of Tampa, Fla., Tiffani Misencik of Indianapolis, Ind., and Britney Misencik of Fredericktown; grandchildren, Jacob and Jenna Bunn, Brady and Bailey Misencik, and Camden and Emmerson Smith; and his sister, Nancy Bunn of Cincinnati.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 4 p.m. until the time of a celebration of life service at 7 p.m. at the Fredericktown First Presbyterian Church, 17 S. Main St., Fredericktown.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.

Private expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting

The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of James A. Bunn.

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