James "Bubba" Bunn, Jr., 49 of Olympia, Washington, formerly of Goldsboro died Friday, November 9, 2012 in Olympia.
Bubba was born on April 26, 1963 to James and Nancy Simmons Bunn in Wayne County. He attended the Goldsboro City School System where he graduated from Goldsboro High School East in 1981.
Bubba went on to attend East Carolina University and later joined the United States Navy, where he proudly served until he retired in 2008. He served 20 years as Petty Officer 1st Class. Throughout his military career he has received numerous Navy Achievement Medals. James "specialty" was taking a failing BAS that was not combat ready and making them combat ready.
He received a letter of commendation from Honolulu Police Department for chasing down some muggers in Honolulu, Hawaii. Instead of throwing out unused medical supplies and pharmaceuticals, he found an agency, Aloha Medical Mission to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of supplies and pharmaceuticals too. After his miliatary service, he worked at Port of Seattle until his health declined.
In addition to his parents, James is survived by his wife Sokha of Olympia, WA; six daughters, Jamie, Jasmine, Nanea, Bennett, Ava and Kari; two sons, Xavier of Olympia, WA and Preston Chesnutt of Goldsboro, NC; He also leaves behind two brothers, Ronnie of Goldsboro, NC and Danny (Kym) of St. Croix, VI and three sisters, Nora, Stephanie and Tina, all of Goldsboro, NC and host of other loving relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 PM at the Goldsboro Raleigh Assembly with military honors. Interment will be private.
Visitation Friday from 2 PM until 7 PM with the family present to receive friends from 6 PM until 7 PM at the Haskins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at other times at 1106 N. George St., where they will assemble in preparation for the funeral procession.