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Our beloved husband, father, "Dapi" and friend David W. Buntley, 72, of Duncan, Oklahoma, died on Jan. 29, 2017, after a brief and valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.
The celebration of David Buntley's life is at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at Chisholm Trail Church of Christ. The celebration of his life will be lead by Steve Gregg, Leonard Keele and Ron Stough.
The Buntley family will receive visitors and loved ones form 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday Feb. 3, 2017 at Chisholm Trail Church of Christ.
We will lay our sweet husband, father and Dapi to rest with a family graveside service to be held Sunday Feb. 5, 2017 at Memorial Cemetery in Oklahoma City, OK.
Don Grantham Funeral Home is coordinating the care and services of our beloved husband and father.
David was born in Clinton, Oklahoma, to Gordon and Arline Buntley Oct. 30, 1944.
He married his lovely wife of 50 years, Jane Hendrix Buntley in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on July 3, 1966.
He attended Oklahoma Christian University, met his helpmate Jane and graduated with a bachelor of science in 1966.
He worked as medical technologist at Mercy Hospital before attending the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, graduating with his medical doctorate in 1970. He chose to serve his country while in medical school with his highest rank as Lieutenant Colonel in the Army from 1970-1979. During that time he completed a fellowship specializing in urology.
His service included Fitzsimmons, Colorado, and Fort Sill, Oklahoma, before choosing Duncan, Oklahoma, as a place to settle his family and start his own medical practice. He loved working with the Duncan Regional Hospital and served in many leadership capacities. He was proud to be a part of the Duncan medical community.
He loved to fly. He obtained his private pilots license in 1965. He had the pleasure of owning his own plane. He loved to "poke holes in the clouds" and use this blessing to help so many.
He and Jane were faithful members and servants of Chisholm Trail Church of Christ.
He loved to laugh and he loved to tell jokes, he even has a box of jokes with small papers with just the punch line. He loved to make others smile.
David is survived by his beloved wife, Jane Buntley; his three daughters, Tami and Jon Fennel, Traci and Mike Thatcher and Tara and Ben Bruner. He adored his five grandchildren McKenzie Fennel, Emma Fennel, Bella Thatcher, Kate Bruner and Hudson Bruner. His father-in-law Sam Hendrix and his nieces and nephews, Susan Shaw, Walt Wheat, David Wheat, Rebecca Townsend, and their families. As well as countless friends and colleagues.
He was preceded in death by his parents Gordon and Arline Buntley; his sister, Sue Wheat, and his brother-in-law and best friend Tom Wheat. Also his three grandbabies who never drew a breath on earth, but he is holding today. Also his sweet mother-in-law Violet Hendrix.
Honorary pallbearers are his treasured sons-in-law, Jon Fennel, Mike Thatcher and Ben Bruner, grandson Hudson Bruner, nephews David Wheat and Walt Wheat, and his good friends Phil Davis, Steve Gregg, Gary Sutton, Jay Johnson and Brian Bruner.
Memorial gifts may be given to two organizations dear to our beloved husband and father:
Mission Vanuatu, The Elders, Perkins Church of Christ, PO Box 128, Perkins, OK 74059 or
Westview Boys' Home, PO Box 553, Hollis, OK 73550
Online condolences may be sent to the family at: www.granthamfuneralhomes.com.
Published on February 2, 2017
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