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James Wilson Bunch, 70 – Passed August 14, 2020

  James Wilson Bunch, 70, of Cabool, Missouri, passed away Friday, August 14, 2020, at his home surrounded with family and friends.

James “Jim” was born July 28, 1950 in West Plains, Missouri, the son of Ralph and Lavonne Bunch. He was raised in the Pomona area and graduated from Willow Springs High School in 1968.

Jim went into the Air Force in May of 1969 and served in Vietnam. After serving in Vietnam, Jim started his career in law enforcement in 1970, serving with Texas County Sheriff’s Department. Jim later started working with Cabool Police Department where he served as assistant police chief and retired in 1998.

Jim married Barbara Hill in 1993 and after retirement moved to Barbara’s family farm out PP Highway, where he enjoyed helping with “Poopsie’s Poultry Farm.”

Jim enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and enjoyed his morning coffee sessions with his close friends.

Jim leaves behind his beloved wife, Barbara Bunch; sister, Beth Ferguson; mother, LaVonne Bunch; four sons, Brian Bunch, Chad Bunch, Jeremy Hill and Nathan Hill; several grandchildren, Hannah and Brenden Bunch, Emory Bunch, Mollie Hill, Jamie Hill, Annie Hill, Bentley Hill, Robin Hill and Teddy Hill; two nephews, Jason and Michelle Ferguson and Josh Ferguson; one uncle, Charles Bunch; an aunt, Martha Bunch; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Bunch; grandparents; brother-in-law, Tom Ferguson; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Jim will be greatly missed by family and the many friends he made throughout his years.

No services will be held at this time. Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at