Robert Rex Bunch
9/15/1950 - 7/18/2018

Robert “Rex” Bunch, 67, of Greenville, passed away on July 18, 2018, at Hunt Regional Medical Center.

Memorial services will be Friday at 6:00 PM at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Royce Litchfield officiating. Rex was the son of John L. Bunch and Minnie Imogene Bunch. Rex was born in Osaka, Japan on September 15, 1950.  He served in the United States Air Force as a radio specialist, from 1969-1972. He was stationed in Germany for most of his military career.  Rex married the love of his life, Mickie A. Smith, in 1978. They lived in Temple, TX before moving to Greenville, TX. Mickie and Rex had two wonderful children, Sarah Morrison, 34, and Jonathon Bunch, 39. Rex and Mickie were married for forty years. Rex retired from Raytheon, where he was a configuration manager. Rex attained his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from East Texas University. Rex was fun-loving, hard-working, filled with faith in God, and an all-around lovable teddy bear. Rex enjoyed sitting around the kitchen table and sharing memories and stories with family and friends. He also enjoyed learning about historical events and belonged to the American Legion, where he was twice a Commander.  Rex fought valiantly against cancer twice, a stroke and paralysis across thirteen years. Rex was an eternal optimist, always believing the best and looking forward to the future.

Rex is survived by his wife Mickie Anne Bunch of Greenville, son Jonathan Michael Bunch, daughter Sarah Anne Bunch-Morrison, brother Leslie Bunch and sisters Sue, Linda, and Judy Bunch, his In-Laws Mitchell “Mike” and Janet Smith.

Rex is preceded in death by his parents, John L. Bunch and Minnie Imogene Bunch,  step-mother June Beatrice Bunch, brothers, William Bruce Bunch and John Richard Bunch.




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