St. George Utah resident, Thomas Wayne Bunker 64, passed away on May 4th, 2020 in his home, peacefully with is wife "Barbie" by his side. He was born in San Gabriel and raised in Alhambra California on June 6, 1955 to Earle Robert Bunker Jr. and Mary Louise (Condie) Bunker. He was raised in Alhambra California where he attended grammar school in San Gabriel. He Graduated from San Gabriel high school as well. He married Alice Gould and together brought three amazing children to their family. They were married for almost 30 years. He came to St. George Utah, attended Dixie College, and worked with the Hurricane police department. He returned to Californian to pursue further education. He earned his degree from the college of Pasadena California. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Texas, USA. In 2014 by the Grace of God and a wonderful neighbor, he met his current wife and sweetheart "Barbie" Barbara Price Bunker.
He was very involved throughout his young adulthood in the Boy Scouts of America; with firm dedication he earned the rank of Eagle Scout.
He lived in Alhambra & Lavern California, St. George UT, Texas, Cape Canaveral Florida, Hawaii and back to St. George where he lived out his life.
Tom worked in the police department, in Selma California; He was also employed by the Jet Propulsion Lab, a government entity, as a Security Officer in California. While in their employ he was transferred to Cape Canaveral Florida to work in the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, many US Space Crafts have been launched from their Kennedy Space Center where he had top secret clearance and therefore the work he did was classified. He loved to watch space shuttles launch.
Tom has always loved to keep himself very busy, employment and handyman work on a family owned apartment complex kept him very busy and nicely provided for his family.
Tom loves German Shepherds, raccoons, Cats, Roadrunners, and other animals. He is playful with them even at the expense of his allergies.
Tom served in the St. George Temple for several years, and held a calling in his Church; he was a member of the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints. He loves the Savior Jesus Christ & God the Father.
He is survived by his wife "Barbie" Barbara Price Bunker of St. George Utah. His Children, Sean (Janelle) Bunker of Chandler Arizona, Kristopher Bunker of Glendora California. Lisa Marie "Maple Bar" Bunker of Phoenix Arizona. Rebecca Bundy of St. George, UT. Kimberlee (Cache) Phillips of Las Vegas Nevada. Aberielle (Brady) Golding of St. George, UT. Valorie (Kolby) Petersen of La Verkin, UT. Judy Nicole (Scott) Mangum of St. George. His Grandchildren, Mason, Brooklyn, Kendra, Linkin Bunker; Aliceson Bunker; Lyric, Legend Lupescu, Vaneja Bundy (Chance Williamson), Charlie Natae Lilyanna Jo, Christopher Corey, Michael Robert Larkin, Christopher Bishop, Valerie Strange, Konner, Kyler, Macy & Keegan Golding, Kreed Petersen, Bentley Rigdon Mangum. Great Grandchildren: Bentley & Landon Bishop, Aubrey, Madison Strange. Sisters Carol (Dave) Pack of Glendora California, Sandy Pactrick of Sonora California, Brother Robert Leland "Bob" ( Godrin) Bunker of Ely NV. His Precious Mother, Mary Louise (Condie) Bunker of Alhambra California.
He is preceded in death by his Father Earle Robert Bunker Jr, Father in-law, Johnnie V. Johnson, Mother in-law Judy (Leavitt) Johnson and GrandDaughter Makayla Aberielle Golding. And the Mother of his Children Alice Gould Grady.
I am sure he is welcomed and embraced by our Savior being told "Well done, my good and Faithful One."
"Tom, I love you and I look forward to when we meet again, Barbie."
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