Tyrone Alonzo Bunch, Sr., was born May 25, 1961, in Brooksville, Florida, to the late Alonzo and Ruth Bunch. He returned peacefully to his Heavenly home on February 13, 2023, while at home in Bushnell, Florida. Tyrone was preceded in death by his brother, Willie Nixon, his paternal grandparents, maternal grandparents, aunts, uncle, and nephews.
Tyrone was educated through the Hernando County School System where he was active in sports playing football, baseball, and track and field. He was a member of the Brooksville Junior High and Hernando High School marching bands. Tyrone was a graduate of Hernando High School Class of 1979.
In 1979 Tyrone enlisted in the United States Army where he was stationed at Fort Stewart, Georgia. After four years of honorable service, he was discharged into civilian life. Beginning in 1983 Tyrone chose to work in Sales at various car dealerships. He excelled in this field and soon became Sales Manager.
Tyrone was very grounded in his faith. He was baptized at an early age at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in Brooksville, Florida. Tyrone was active in Sunday School and sang in the junior choir where he was featured as lead singer on many songs. His love for music expanded to hymns and gospel spirituals. As an adult, Tyrone attended the Church of Christ in Ocala, Florida. His faith grew stronger in his final years of life, and he attended Seminary School where he loved studying the Word of God. His desire was to be about his Father’s business and do what was pleasing in the Lord’s sight.
Tyrone’s legacy will live on. He was a loving father to Tyrone Alonzo Bunch, Jr., Tiffany Bunch Evans (Benjamin), Cory Bunch (Tania) and Tyshun Bunch; Stepfather to Shakilra Jones, Sirvante Poole, and Lorenzo Goodson; Proud Grandfather of Tyronica Bunch, Terrance Bunch, Tamia Bunch, Noah Bunch, Anastasia Bunch and Amelia Bunch. Brother of Minister Linda Bunch, Curtis Bunch (Dawn), Emma Bunch, Cynthia Waddy (Samuel), and Shawn Burnette. Brother-in-Law of Mary Nixon and Godbrother of Flora Camp (Alfred). Further survived by a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and close friends.
Tyrone was loved by so many. He was independent, strong, active, resourceful, and his laughter lit up our souls. His positive outlook, and generous spirit left an impression wherever he went. He never met a stranger that didn’t quickly become a friend; he had an incredible work ethic that will forever be remembered.
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