Fallen Hero: MSgt (Ret) Marx Raymond Bunyard, Jr.

Meridian, MS

Funeral Home


6300 Hwy 39 North Meridian, MS 39305





Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Wednesday, December 30, 2020, 11:00 AM, 7774 Highway 39 North,
Meridian, MS 39301


Another great Airman and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on Dec 27, 2020, and moved on to his heavenly home.  MSgt (Ret) Marx Raymond Bunyard, Jr., age 84, a retired member of the MS Air National Guard who had served within the 186th Air Refueling Wing, Meridian, MS has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life.  We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur still remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed:  “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Airman.  We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service.  We thank you for your service.   Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free. 

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done.  Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son. 


Graveside service for Marx Bunyard, Jr. will be held Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, with Bro. Jimmy Reed officiating. Robert Barham Family Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with arrangements.

Mr. Marx R. Bunyard, Jr., age 84, of Meridian passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020, at Rush Hospital.

Survivors include his wife of over 63 years Carolyn Bunyard; children, Ginger Robinson (Malcolm) and Mickey Bunyard (Rhonda); grandchildren, Lance Robinson, Cassie Judd (David), Jeremy Bunyard (Ashley), Trevor Bunyard (Ashley), Tyler Overby (Lacy), and Morgan Overby Jones; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Janet Keenum (Jim); aunt, Thellis Sigler; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marx and Johnny Mae Bunyard.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at robertbarhamffh.com.