Nathaniel Hunter "Nate" Bunch

Nathaniel Hunter "Nate" Bunch


Nathaniel Hunter "Nate" Bunch, 12, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 following a valiant fight with Leukemia at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

The son of Richard and Jenifer (Haggy) Bunch, Nate was born June 15, 2005 in Kirksville, Missouri.

Nate is survived by his parents Richard and Jenifer Bunch of Kirksville, MO; one brother, Kody Bunch and fiancée Amber Banks of LaPlata, MO; four sisters, Tasha Kelley and husband Martin of Macon, MO, Chelsea Stewart of Kirksville, MO, Courtney Bunch of Rolla, MO, and Meagan Stewart of Kirksville, MO; grandparents, Harold and Carol Bunch of Kirksville, MO and Karen Haggy of Kirksville, MO; one aunt, Miranda Guffey of Kirksville, MO; two uncles, Ernie and Billy Bunch both of Kirksville, MO; three nieces, Rylie, Kinlee and Annabell; one nephew, Chayton, as well as several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Stephen Haggy, and great-grandparents, Acel and Opal Haggy and Harold Lee and Lola Bunch.

Nate was a 7th grader at William Mathews Middle School in Kirksville where he was active in football, baseball and wrestling. He also loved hunting and fishing. Nate loved being surrounded by his family and many friends, especially time spent with his nieces and nephew, Rylie, Kinlee, Annabell and Chayton. He was a joy to so many and will always be remembered for being so brave throughout his battle with Leukemia.

Nate was a member of and baptized at the First Assembly of God Church in Kirksville.

Public visitation will be held Sunday, October 8, 2017 with family receiving friends from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Travis-Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 9, 2017 at Travis-Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville with Reverend Joshua Botello and Pastor Jeff Arp presiding. Interment will follow the service at Cheesman Cemetery, southwest of Novinger, Missouri.

Pallbearers will be Kody Bunch, Martin Kelley, Josh Smith, Bryan Scheurer, Ernie Bunch, and Goob Schubert.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Nate Bunch may be made to his parents Richard or Jenifer Bunch, and may be left at or mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.

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Signed by: Deana on October 8, 2017

Dear Jenny and family,

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and you family. May God bless and comfort you all.

With Deepest Sympathy,
Deana Howard

Signed by: Tinamarie1994 on October 9, 2017

To Nathan's family, words can not express the sadness of your loss. Nathan was a very sweat boy, even though I met him very briefly I feel like I knew him. He was in my son's basketball team last fall and they played great together. He was a very strong and positive boy and walked around with a great smile on him his face. I am truly very sorry for your loss. Nate will be truly missed. May God bring peace to your hearts and help you through these times of trial. Tina

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