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Barry Goodwin Bunn

May 4, 1936 — April 21, 2023

Wadesboro

Barry Goodwin Bunn

Please note the funeral arrangements have changed due to sickness in the family.

 

WADESBORO – On Friday, April 21, 2023, Mr. Barry Goodwin Bunn, 86, passed away peacefully at his home.

 

            Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Sunday, April 30, 2023, at Brown Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Johnny Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

           

            The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church on Sunday.

 

            Barry was born May 4, 1936, in Anson County, NC, and was a son of the late Charles Baxter Bunn and the late Winnie Elizabeth Goodwin Bunn. He was a graduate of Lilesville High School and attended Pfeiffer College.

 

            Having grown up in Lilesville, he and his family attended Olivet United Methodist Church where the Goodwin family still celebrates an annual reunion. The history of his family and upbringing remained a very important part of his life.

 

            As a young man, he worked with his father at the McLeod Lumber and Plywood Mill, however, his working years were spent mostly with Allied Chemical/Honeywell, retiring after 35 years of service. Following retirement, he worked as a substitute teacher with Anson County Schools.

 

            Barry was an active and faithful member of Brown Creek Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, sang in the choir, and gave the children’s sermons during worship services.

 

            He enjoyed history and sharing stories with his family and friends. He and his family were actively involved in the Anson Writer’s Club’s production of Sneedsborough, A Ripple in the River, outdoor drama for several years. He was at one time, the sports reporter for The Anson Record and he enjoyed country music.

 

            Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 64 years, Rachel Waddell Bunn; his children, Elizabeth Ruth Adams (Lynn) of Monroe and David Barry Bunn of Wadesboro; his grandchildren, Courtney Adams Wooten (Mikell) o Centerville, VA, Colby Lee Adams (Ansley) of Rock Hill, SC, Tyler Goodwin Adams of Matthews, Heather Elizabeth Adams of Mint Hill, Bethany Grace Adams (Henry Mencias) of Rock Hill, SC and Hayleigh Bree-Anna Adams of Monroe; his great-grandchildren, Elias and Emmett Mencias; his sister, Elaine Bunn Johnson (Richard) of Wadesboro; his sisters-in-law, Rose Waddell Adams of Charlotte and Sara Waddell Johnson of Wadesboro and his nieces and nephews and their families.

 

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Brown Creek Baptist Church, either the general fund or the cemetery fund, c/o Mary Taylor Moore, 151 Cameron Rd., Wadesboro, NC 28170.

 

            The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home and online condolences may be made at www.leavittfh.com

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Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, April 30, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Brown Creek Baptist Church

4210 NC-742, Wadesboro, NC 28170

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Funeral Service

Sunday, April 30, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Brown Creek Baptist Church

4210 NC-742, Wadesboro, NC 28170

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Burial

Sunday, April 30, 2023

Brown Creek Baptist Church

4210 NC-742, Wadesboro, NC 28170

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