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Bernard "Bunky" Dalton

Bernard “Bunky” Dalton, age 63, husband of Diana (Hardwick) Dalton of Strunk, Kentucky passed away Tuesday August 18, 2015 at his home in Strunk, Kentucky after a lengthy illness.

Bunky was born on November 10, 1951 to the late Bernard and Christine (McQueen) Dalton.

Surviving family include his wife Diana Dalton, of Strunk, Kentucky; a stepdaughter Pj Bruce and husband Geoff of Marshes Siding, Kentucky. A young man that he treated and claimed as a son John Thomas and wife Marissa of Charlotte, North Carolina. Three grandchildren Ryan Bruce, Alexa Bruce, and Dalton Thomas, and also a special friend Charles “Chuck” King.

Bunky was a retired school teacher from McCreary County Board of Education, after that he taught at Pine Knot Job Corps. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, fishing, watching golf on TV, and also watching Kentucky basketball.

In accordance with his wishes he was cremated.

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I lived with Bunky in the Air Force but more importantly I loved with him.  I just found out today that he died.  I drove by the house we lived together in Shalimar fl and thought about him.   We played on the same basketball team in the Air Force and I can still see him diving on the floor for a loose ball.  What he lacked in talent he more than made up in heart.  I knew that heart.  Being the big basketball fan I am, every time I saw a Kentucky basketball game for the last 42 years I have always thought about Bunky.   The times we spent together we're the best days of my life.  Bunky's death is a reminder to me to live each day more special.  Like the days we shared from 1971 to 1974.  I'm sorry for your loss and I'm sorry for mine too.

jack brush Apr 12 2016 12:00 AM

Diane, we loved bunky so much, words cannot express the way we feel. we will miss him always.  when your arms can't reach those close to your heart, you can hug them with your prayers,you will never be alone, we are always here for you.

all of our love..Terry and Tenna.

Terry and Tenna Hardwick Aug 22 2015 12:00 AM

To Diana, PJ and the rest of Bunk's family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.  I thought the world of Bunk and know that he will be greatly missed.  He was one of a kind, such a wonderful all around person.  May God give you strength and peace during the days to follow.

Kay Roberts

Kay Roberts Aug 19 2015 12:00 AM

So saddened to hear this news.  Rest in Peace.  Prayers to the family.

Michele Wilson Jones

Michele Wilson Jones Aug 19 2015 12:00 AM

So very sorry to hear of Bunky's passing. My heart breaks for Diane and family. Bunky was a wonderful person.

Shirley (Gregory) King Aug 19 2015 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. May God Bless each and everyone of you.

Vicki Jones Aug 18 2015 12:00 AM

Bunky Dalton was a wonderful person. My heart breaks for his wife, Diane. Prayers for Diane & family.

Shirley (Gregory) King Aug 18 2015 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. May God comfort you.

Karen Trammell Aug 18 2015 12:00 AM