George A. Bunn

July 14, 2020
George A. Bunn

George Albert Bunn, 78, of Williamsburg, VA, passed from this world into the arms of Jesus on July 14, 2020, at the end of his journey with Alzheimer’s disease. He was a devoted husband, father, and older brother. George, known as “Bert” to his family, was born in Goldsboro, NC, on January 28, 1942. He is preceded in death by his parents, George Russell Bunn and Luta Bell Smith Lawrence. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Yvonne Harris Bunn; adult children Dawn Chichester and husband Greg of Williamsburg, Bert Bunn and wife Amy of Winfield, IL; Aaron Bunn and Stephanie of Greenville, NC; Timothy Bunn and wife Elizabeth of Greenville NC; and Rachel Berlin and husband Boone of Ballston Spa, NY. He has 16 treasured grandchildren.

One of George’s fondest memories was to share how his dream came true at age 12. His mother was a young widow raising three children on her own. While sitting at his desk in school, he entered a national contest to name Red Rider’s colt. He submitted the name “Wisdom” and to his amazement, he won the contest! As the winner, he had the choice of selecting a bicycle along with a savings bond or a pony—a real pony. He chose the pony and enjoyed many happy days riding Wisdom through the fields of his grandfather’s farm next door.

As an adult, George worked for 22 years as director of printing and publications for the Christian Broadcasting Network in Portsmouth and Virginia Beach, VA during the network’s formative years. During that time he taught Old and New Testament Survey and was associate pastor of Berean Chapel in Portsmouth, VA. For a number of years he also excelled as a professional wedding photographer. After moving to Murfreesboro, NC, he worked in sales with East Coast Homes and Brown’s Modular Homes. He was an avid reader of history and enjoyed visiting historical sites. George loved woodworking projects, furniture building, and sailing. Most important, he was a man of excellent character who always showed a caring, loving spirit toward his wife, his family, co-workers, and friends.
Condolences may be offered to the family at bucktroutfuneralhome.net. A celebration of George’s life will be held at Crosswalk Church at Kings Way Campus, 5100 John Tyler Highway, Williamsburg, VA on Saturday at 3 p.m.


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  • July 18, 2020
    Bayard Woodard says:
    Remember shooting baskets with Bert & Don at their State of the Art basketball Goal behind their house on 70 Highway. Praying for the family. SHALOM

  • June 09, 2021
    Ricardo M Vidallon says:
    George was my boss for many years at CBN. Above all, George was the most, kind, caring, gentle spirit I had ever had the privilege of knowing and working with.

  • October 16, 2020
    Stephen White says:
    George and his buddy Paul Gurley taught me to water ski when I was about 11 years old. I remember meeting Yvonne when George first started seeing her. I was at their wedding, and I remember when their first child Dawn was born. I thought the world of George, and named my teddy bear after him. Rest in Peace old friend, and say 'Hi' to Paul for me.

  • July 23, 2020
    Lynn Garrett says:
    I'm sorry for your great loss. I met George when I worked at Haynes Furniture in Va. Bch about 40 years ago. There was a problem, if I remember correctly, with some wing chairs that had been purchased and an issue with an exchange. I worked with the family to correct the issue, and in the meantime found out that he worked for CBN, where my wife worked. I had been trying to get a job at CBN for years in an art capacity with no avail. A couple of years later, George initiated, with Nat Tate, and Dick Lovelace, introducing a perfect fit for me managing the Scenic Warehouse at CBN, which I began Feb of 1985. I often dropped in to see him and have such fond memories of his friendship during that time. I'm grateful of how God used him to channel my life, what a blessing he was to me. God bless you all, heaven has received a jewel. Grateful to Jesus for making a way for us to be received. I'll continue to pray for comfort for your family.

  • July 20, 2020
    Irene Fisher says:
    George was an exemplary Christian who was devoted to the Lord, his family and church. I will always remember his kindness, gentle ways and smile that he had for everyone. May his family find comfort in the sweet presence of the Holy Spirit.