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Debby Portier

I'm so sorry for your loss. I thought a lot of Mr. Bunch. He was so kind. I worked at Amelia Island Mosquito Control and stopped and talked to him many times while he was working in his beautiful garden of roses. He will be greatly missed.

Virginia Batten

There are so many fond memories of Mr. Bunch through the years working with him. He will be missed by so many with in the community.

Darrell and Jean Henn

A neighbor we knew quite well.he was a kind man and loved his Roses

Margaret Pikula Scott

My childhood memories of getting Christmas trees from Mr. Bunch are some of my favorite stories to tell my children and grandchildren. Mr. Bunch was such a good man. I always enjoyed his letters to the editor as well! Eloquent truth for sure!! Old Fernandina has lost yet another icon. God bless you all

Steve Worthington

A good man. He was a pleasure to work with at Rayonier.

Stanley Rosco Bunch


Stanley Roscoe Bunch of Fernandina Beach, FL passed away on Friday, July 2, 2022.

He was born March 20, 1930, to the late Lewis and Anna (Greenstreet) Bunch in Sullivan County, Missouri.

He graduated from Miland High School. Stanley served in the United States Air Force during the Korean war. After serving he attended the University of Missouri where he received his bachelor’s degree in Forestry. He then came to Fernandina where he worked 34 years in Forestry Management for Rayonier.
Stanley married Shirley (Bennett) on February 14, 1959. Together they had two sons, David and Steven.
Stanley was well known in the community. He was known a “The Christmas Tree Man” because he grew and sold Christmas trees for over three decades. Not only was he known for his trees, but for the variety of roses that he grew.

Stanley and Shirley were members of the First Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach.
Stanley is proceeded in death by both his mother and father, his brother Warner, and his sister Delores (Richard) Sexton.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years Shirley, his children, David (Tracy), Steven (Susan), his sister, Lois Mason, several grandchildren, one great granddaughter, and many nieces and nephews.

There will be a visitation at Oxley-Heard on Wednesday, July 6th from 5 to 7 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 7th, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at the Oxley-Heard chapel.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to The Arbor Day Foundation, 211 North 12th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508


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