William Jim James Bunton

February 05, 1943 - December 30, 2016

William Jim James Bunton

February 05, 1943 - December 30, 2016


William “Jim” James Bunton, age 73, of Bellingham, WA, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2016 at the family home.

“Jim”, is survived by his wife of 48 years, Shirley Ann (Williams) Bunton; children: Julia “Denise” Tilley (Sean), William “James” Bunton Jr. (Jen) of California; Wildena “Dena” Bunton (Ray), Robert Bunton Sr. (Lisa), Audrey Bunton, and David Bunton (Toni) of Bellingham; grandchildren: Alicia Baron; Jody Ferreira; Sienna Tilley; Prince “Nick” Bunton; Zachariah Bunton; Cavanaugh Bunton; Samaraah Bunton Solomon; Felix Jefferson; Robert Bunton Jr.; Jack Cagey; Jonathan Smith; Trisha Smith; Dawn Bunton and Jack Jack Cagey; great-grandchildren: Todd William Bunton; Danielle Avina; Aneissa Avina and Colby Avina; and numerous nieces and nephews.

“Jim” is preceded in death by his parents; father, James Bunton; mother, Geneva Hancock; and Aunt Adele Hancock.

A public visitation will occur on Monday, January 2, 2017, from 2pm-6pm at Moles in downtown Ferndale, WA.


  • Date & Time: January 2, 2017 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Moles Farewell Tributes - Ferndale
  • Location: 2039 Main St Ferndale, WA 98248 - (Get Directions)

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3 responses to William Jim James Bunton

  1. dave Cullup says:

    To the Bunton Family my heart is with you on the passing of Jim,He was a very good friend and family man.I’m sorry I was in the hospital my self and didn’t hear until Friday.I have known jim for over 20yrs,worked with him and have never met a nicer person,man and Warrior.I will never forget him.

  2. Prayers and BIG Hugs for my family, Although I rarely saw him & Shirley, when I did, those times were very special, I will cherish them forever, To My LIL cousins, I’ll send a Lil California Sunshine your way. So sorry for your loss he will be missed. WHAT A GREAT MAN!!!!!!!


  3. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you, Shirley and Family… Jim was a wonderful man, and I was truly blessed with the time we shared when worked with each other @ the Lummi Tribal Health Clinic, a wonderful friend, who took time to listen, laugh and smile… God be with you all.. Much love and Respect,

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