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Jose Bunda
(November 6, 1912 - January 25, 2012)

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Jose Bunda

Jose Bunda, 99, of Lavaca, AR. Formerly of Fort Smith, AR. entered into rest on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 in Fayetteville, AR. He was born November 6, 1912 in Iloilo, Philippines the son of Juancho and Inocencia Bunda He was a member of Haven Heights Baptist Church, and a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, served 30 years in the U.S. Army where he attained the rank of First Lieutenant before he retired. He was a survivor of the Bataan Death March and earned numerous medals including the Silver Star. He was also a member of the Old Fort Smith Chapter Ex-Prisoners of War Association. He was the widow of Rosario Bunda. He was preceded in death by his son Angelito Bunda. He is survived by his four sons, Jose Bunda Jr. and wife Linda of North Little Rock, AR., Rodolfo Bunda and wife Hollie of Watkinsville, GA, Rosauro Bunda and wife Ruth of Olympia, WA and Phillip Bunda and wife Karen of Lavaca, AR, two daughters Josephine Carter and husband Dewayne of Greenwood, AR. and Edna Mary Campbell and husband Terry of Greenwood, AR, daughter-in-law Liz Bunda of Fort Smith, AR., eight grandchildren Christopher, Jeremy, Ryan, Amy, Stefanie, Renee, Myia Bunda and Aaron Carter and two great grandchildren Valeri and Jerijah. Funeral service will be at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at Haven Heights Baptist Church in Fort Smith, AR. with interment at The U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, AR. With full military honors. Family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, January 30, 2012 at Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith, AR. Viewing will be from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 29, 2012 and 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, January 30, 2012 at Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith, AR. Pallbearers will be David King, Pat Brown, Van Gates, Aaron Carter, Ryan Bunda, Chris Bunda, Jeremy Bunda and Dewayne Carter. Arrangements are under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith, AR. To place an online tribute, please go to www.lewisfuneralchapel.net

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