From: Southern Loggin’ Times Editors
A memorial service for John Bunn, II, co-owner of Bunn Logging, Inc., Forsyth, Ga., was held February 12 at Forsyth United Methodist Church. Bunn, 54, died February 9 when the loaded log truck he was driving and a smaller flatbed truck collided near Gray, Ga.
The driver of the smaller truck, Raymond Macon, 33, of Eatonton, Ga., pulled out in front of the log truck, which had the right-of-way, according to a report in The Jones County News. Macon also died in the mishap. There were no passengers in either vehicle.
Bunn was an equal partner with his older brother, Leslie (Nipper), in Bunn Logging, a second generation business started by their father, Frank, and an uncle in 1948. He was also a minority partner in Quality Forest Products LLC, Forsyth. Bunn Logging was honored as the Georgia Forestry Association’s Logger of the Year and the Forest Resources Association’s (FRA) Southeastern National Outstanding Logger in 2003 and in 2004 was named FRA’s National Outstanding Logger.
Survivors include his widow, a son, a brother, and two sisters.
Memorials may be made to Monroe County Adult & Community Education (checks to MCACE), P. O. Box 712; or to Monroe Reads with Ferst (checks to FFCL) P. O. Box 812, both in Forsyth, GA 31029.