William Paul Bunnell, 83, passed away peacefully on September 18, 2013.
A native of Ohio and a North Carolina resident since 1966, Bill retired from the Elizabeth City/Pasquotank Public Schools as an Elementary School Principal in 1983. He served as an officer in the US Navy from 1951-1957 and received the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal. He was a life-time member of the Grand Lodge of Masons of Ohio.
Bill was the son of the late Leonard Paul Bunnell and the late Elizabeth Laverne Bunnell. He was also predeceased by a sister, Carolee Bunnell. Survivors include his wife, Alice; a son, William Paul Bunnell, II & wife, Janet of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; a daughter, BJ Bunnell-Wright of Macon, NC; a grandson, William Paul Bunnell, III of Chicago, IL.; a step-son, Edwin Rousseau & wife, Monica, 5 step-grandchildren all of Hampstead, NC; a brother, Walter James Bunnell & wife, Judith, of Loveland, OH.
On behalf of the family, we would like to thank the staff of Colony Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility for their kindness and compassionate care over the past few weeks.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
Bill will be remembered as a past pigeon fancier, creator of sterling silver jewelry, for his love of life and most certainly as a man who could tell a good joke to anyone, anywhere, anytime.
A gathering to honor Bill will take place at Twiford Funeral Home, 500 Budleigh st, Manteo, on Saturday, September 21, 2013, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.twifordfh.com.Print Obituary & Condolences