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Richard Lee Bunton

February 1, 1955 — May 5, 2023


Richard Lee Bunton, 68, of Clarksville, TN passed away on Friday, May 5, 2023 at his home. He was born February 1, 1955 in Olney, IL to the late Gerald Bunton and Evelyn Hall Bunton.

Richard spent a few years in the Navy. Richard became a teacher and the students he taught over the years say that he was the best teacher ever. He was a jack of all trades; anything you needed, he was the guy for the job and everything ended in pristine condition. Richard absolutely loved motorcycles.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife; Kathryn Bunton; his step-children, Eric (Katie) Bunton., Corey Bunton, Amie (Bryan) Weller, and Pamela (Shannon) Jones; 8 grandchildren, siblings, Larry (Janice) Bunton and Terrie (Robert) Atkins.In addition to his parents, Richard is preceded in death by his brother, Gary Bunton and sisters, Connie Navolt and Myrna Westmark. 

Final arrangements entrusted to Gateway Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 335 Franklin St. Clarksville, TN 37040. Phone: 931-919-2600. Online condolences may be made by visiting

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