Launce Bunnell, 73, of Purdy, passed away on Nov. 23, 2016. He was born on April 15, 1943, in Stella, son of Launce and Ruby Kathleen (Santee) Bunnell. He was a 1961 graduate of Wheaton High School. On Oct. 27, 1961, he was united in marriage to Sue Dodson; she preceded him in death on June 27, 2015. He served as a Deputy Sheriff in Barry County under Vernon Still. He owned Bunnell Auto Sales in Purdy. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cassville, and attended Arnhart Baptist Church in Purdy.
Survivors include: one son, Bradley C. Bunnell and his wife Melissa, of Purdy; and three grandsons.
Funeral services were held Monday at the White Funeral Home & Crematory, with Pastor Bill Gilkerson and Pastor Leland May officiating. Burial was at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Butterfield.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the White Funeral Home & Crematory, Cassville.