Wilbur Stephen “Steve” Bunner


TAMPA, Fla. — Wilbur Stephen “Steve” Bunner, 74, of Citrus Park, Fla. passed away Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 at 5:25 a.m. in Tampa, Fla. He was born in Alexander, W.Va. to the  late Wilbur F. and Genevieve Reger Bunner. He is survived by his wife, Caryl “Casey” Vanover Bunner, of Tampa, Fla.; three daughters, Teresa Bunner Spivey, of Citrus Park, Fla., Lisa Bunner Wyatt and husband Brad Wyatt, of Brooksville, Fla., and Marie Bunner Blodgett and husband Steve Blodgett, of Holiday, Fla.; stepdaughter, Crystal Bush and husband Mike Bush, of Citrus Park, Fla.; stepson, Rodney Vanover and wife Julie Vanover, of Utica, Ky.; siblings, Vera Gregory and husband Roscoe Gregory, of Rock Cave, W.Va., Faye Taylor and husband Nick Taylor, of Tampa, Fla., Fred Bunner and wife Ginny Bunner, of Tampa, Fla., Tom Bunner and wife Helen Bunner, of Rock Cave, W.Va., and Marilyn Carpenter and late beloved husband Steve Carpenter, of French Creek, W.Va.; nine grandsons, five granddaughters, two great-grandchildren, six nieces and eight nephews he adored.

Steve lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed watching Nascar and football. He loved listening to good music by Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash among many others. He was also known to Jitterbug on occasion. He enjoyed being outdoors and hunting. He was a business owner and Journeymen Carpenter by trade. It was his skill in wood working that served as his most loved hobby. He was always the life of the party sharing his good humor, energy and generosity with everyone. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

A  Celebration of Life Service was held  Friday, Sept.  29, 2017 at 11 a.m. at West Broad Street Baptist Church 3809 West Broad Street, Tampa, FL 33614. Visitation was  held prior to the service from 10-11 a.m. A graveside service was held later that day at 2 p.m. at Trinity Memorial Gardens 12609 Memorial Drive, New Port Richey, FL 34655. All services were officiated by his nephew, Rev. Roger Bunner.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions are made to the Alzheimer’s Association online at Alz.org.

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