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James Bunch

October 6, 1948 — April 18, 2023

James Bunch

James Bunch, 74, of Oregon Street, Carlsbad, New Mexico passed away at home on Tuesday, April 18, 2023 surrounded by his family. James was born on October 6,1948, in Roswell, New Mexico to Edgel and Naomi Bunch.

Visitation is scheduled from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Friday, April 21, 2023, at Denton-Wood Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services are scheduled for 10:00 AM Saturday, April 22, 2023, at the Carlsbad Cemetery.

James spent most of his life in Carlsbad, graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1967. Served in the United States Army from 1968-1971. He returned to Carlsbad where he worked in the oilfield for many years. James and Kim were married on November 13, 1980. He enjoyed fishing, and watching the kids and grandkids play sports.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Edgel and Naomi Bunch. son-in-law, Dru Sanders. sister and brother-in-law Neita and Lucky Heath, brother and sister-in-law Bobby and Jo Bunch, nephews, Josh St. Peters and James Heath and niece, Shawna Fowler.

James is survived by his loving wife, Kim Bunch of Carlsbad, NM; five children: Jimmy Bunch (Monica), Bonnie Sanders, Jeremy Bunch and Tommie Bunch, all of Carlsbad, NM, Elizabeth Ferris (Zach) of Amarillo, TX; sisters, Wanda St. Peters (Vernon); Vicki McClain (Charlie); 13 grandchildren, Joyce, Emma, Jaylynn, Grace, Hanna, Garrett, Jimma, Jayci, Ashlynn, Austin, Cayden, Kylie, Jaydon, numerous nieces, nephews and friends that he treated like his own.

Pallbearers are Jimmy Bunch, Jeremy Bunch, Jason Mcclain, Brian Santo, Zach Ferris, and Dustin Bratcher.

Special thanks to J & J Home Care, Enhabit Hospice, Kymera staff, ICU and Rehab staff at Carlsbad Medical Center. Condolences may be expressed online at

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