James Richard Bunting, Sr., 84, passed away Monday, October 4, 2021, at his home. Born in Grayville, IL, he was the son of the late Bill Bunting and Alma Jackson Bunting Cooper. James was the husband of Jean Rice Bunting.
Achieving pro status with the PGA in 1970, James held the Pro Position at numerous courses. His career began in Pageland, SC at White Plains Country Club, moving to Fairfield Country Club in Winnsboro, then to Robbers Roost Golf Course in North Myrtle Beach, until his final return to Fairfield Country Club. Following his retirement from Fairfield Country Club, James and his wife purchased the Old Golf Store in North Myrtle Beach and they enjoyed their time spent together. James was a member of Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 64 years are his two sons, James R. “Rick” Bunting, Jr, Michael Bunting (Laurie); two grandchildren, Mary Gray Tiller (Jamie), Michael Bunting, Jr. (Lauren); and two great-grandchildren Lennon Tiller and Brody Bunting.
A family graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at North Myrtle Beach Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Greenville Shriner’s Hospital, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.
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