Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Jerrell Douglas Bunting

Jerrell Douglas Bunting, 75, of Albemarle, NC died Thursday December 13, 2018, peacefully at Carolinas Healthcare Stanly after a one-year struggle with complications related to diabetes.

Born February 2, 1943, in Albemarle, NC, he was the only son of the late Paul Norman and Esther Lowder Bunting and the husband of his beloved late wife Claudia Hall Bunting. Jerrell grew up in Albemarle and was a graduate of Albemarle High School and Campbell College.  He lived his entire life in Albemarle where he loved all kinds of sports, as both a player and a coach.  He spent many years playing softball well into his 40s.  He taught at Oakboro Elementary school and served the City of Albemarle in several capacities, including as a police officer. He was a talented wood worker and built many things with tools in his workshop.  Jerrell loved his family dearly, especially his two sons. 

Surviving Jerrell are his; son, Kevin Douglas Bunting and wife Silvia Tse Bunting (of Atlanta, GA); son, Jeffrey Paul Bunting (of Mint Hill, NC) and granddaughter, Cynthia Tse Bunting (of Miami, FL), uncle Kent Bunting, aunt Alene Brooks, and many dear cousins.

The family will receive friends Sunday, December 16 from 1-2 p.m.at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care, followed by a Memorial Service at 2pm, conducted by Rev. Ron Loflin.  Jerrell’s family wishes to thank the staff at the Carolinas Healthcare NorthEast and the Carolinas Healthcare Stanly for their loving and caring support.  Online condolences may be expressed by visiting stanlyfuneralhome.com


  • Kathy Jacumin High Posted December 13, 2018 8:04 pm

    Mr. Bunting was one of my teachers at Oakboro Elementary. I enjoyed his classes so much!! My sister, Karen, thought that he was one of the best teachers she had ever had. Prayers for you all during your time of loss. He was an amazing man.

  • Tresh Crosby Posted December 13, 2018 8:16 pm

    I have many fond memories as a little girl of Uncle Jerrell. I remember seeing pictures in my school books of JFK and being struck by how much I thought they looked alike. I remember his laugh and the way he and Aunt Claudia would lovingly pick at one other. I’m deeply sorry for your loss and am lifting each of you in prayer. Much love, Tresh

  • Becky Bunting Posted December 13, 2018 9:10 pm

    I always looked up to Jerrel as an older cousin. So sorry for the pain you feel in losing him. Please know you are loved. Praying for your comfort & peace.

  • Phil Bunting Posted December 13, 2018 9:32 pm

    For many years I thought his first name was Gerald because of the way people ran it together. My daddy, Jewarren, always spoke so fondly of him. His parents were dear people too. Like Becky said, he was one of the cool older cousins. Wish I’d gotten his looks.

  • DAVID C HUNSUCKER Posted December 14, 2018 12:28 pm

    Sorry for the loss of my friend Jerrell. We go back growing up in the same church. Jerrell was a very good athlete. We played baseball together through little league, teener league, high school, american legion and semi-pro and then softball for several years before I moved from Albemarle. He was also an excellent basketball player as well. A lot of good years together with a good man and friend.

  • Melinda and Todd Lee Posted December 14, 2018 12:49 pm

    Sorry for your loss. We became friends with your Mom when she worked at Albemarle Storm Door. They gave us one of his wooden plant stands. Many fond memories!

  • Marissa Posted December 14, 2018 5:49 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I too have lost family members and know this can be one of the most difficult things to go through. I just wanted to leave you with a scripture that has helped me and let you know your family will be in my prayers. The scripture is Acts 24:15 and it talks about a hope of a resurrection when we could see our loved ones again.

  • Cathy Love Books Posted December 14, 2018 8:32 pm

    My sincere sympathy. I remember Mr. Bunting while a student at Oakboro Elementary. Prayers for God’s comfort.

  • Buddy Barbee Posted December 15, 2018 11:07 am

    My all time favorite teacher and coach…RIP Mr. Bunting

  • Steve and Bertha Isenhour Posted December 15, 2018 12:04 pm

    My wife and I went to high school with Jerrell and Claudia. They were both good athletes. Our condolences to the family.

  • Don Blake Posted December 15, 2018 7:10 pm

    My family lived next to the Buntings and Jerrill and I were friends, as were our families. We remained feiends but were separated after college and by distance. He was a good man. My condolences to the family at this time.

  • Carol Burleson Posted December 17, 2018 2:19 am

    Sorry to hear of your dad’s death; I worked with him at Oakboro School. My prayers are with his sons and their families

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