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J. T. Bunn

April 18, 1940 — June 1, 2024


Joe Talmadge “J.T.” Bunn died on Saturday morning, June 1, 2024, after a brief illness.  The youngest of 12 siblings, J.T. was born April 18, 1940, in Forsyth, Georgia, to Otis and Frances Bunn. He attended Mary Persons High School, graduating in 1958.   Most of his professional career was spent as an insurance agent, and he established The Bunn Agency, LLC, in 1981.  J.T. was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Sandra Hardage Bunn, in 2014.  Survivors include his son, Dr. Gregg Bunn (Jason) of Nashville, TN; Eric Bunn (Shelby) of Forsyth; grandsons Gregory Alexander and Blake Andrew Bunn, granddaughter, Ella Alexis Bunn; and a large extended family.

A lifetime resident of Forsyth and Monroe County, J.T. served as a county commissioner (district 3) for one term in 1988.  For many years, he enjoyed coaching little league baseball with the Monroe County Recreation Department.  J.T.  treasured his farming equipment and tractors, and for many years planted large gardens during the summer months.  A long-time member of New Providence Baptist Church, his faith in Jesus Christ was the bedrock of his life.  

Visitation will be held at Monroe County Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, from 5:00-7:00 PM.

A memorial service in gratitude for J.T.’s life will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, June 5, 2024, at New Providence Baptist Church, 2560 US-41, Forsyth, GA, 31029.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the following organizations:

The Pregnancy Center, 562 N. Lee Street; Forsyth, GA 31029

New Providence Baptist Church, 2560-US 41; Forsyth, GA 31029

Atrium Health Navicent Hospice Pine Pointe, 6261 Peake Road; Macon, GA 31210

Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, June 4, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Monroe County Memorial Chapel

86 W Main St, Forsyth, GA 31029

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

New Providence Baptist Church

2560 US Hwy 41, Forsyth, GA 31029

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