John B. Buntyn, Sr. was born Aug. 31, 1935, and passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, at the age of 87. John enjoyed camping almost every weekend along with hunting and fishing. He proudly served in the United States Army for 11 years. John was a flight chief and fought in the Vietnam war. He was an active member of the VFW and the American Legion. Most of all John loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Patsy Sue Buntyn; children, Elizabeth Buntyn and wife, Michelle, Shon Williamson and wife, Betsy, and Tonya Barnes and husband, Turner; grandchildren, Courtney Barnes, Sarah Hebert and husband, Dillion, Jacob Buntyn, Alexis Barnes, Kylie Jones and husband, Brian, Rhianna Buntyn, and Seth Williamson; along with one great-grandchild, Raylann Hebert.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Beth Buntyn; and his four brothers. The family received friends from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, with the memorial service starting at 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Deweyville, Texas. Pastor John Fortenbury officiated.
Arrangements were handled by Riley Smith & Sons Funeral Home, 1810 W. 4th Street, DeQuincy.