Doyle Bunten, age 80, of Apison, Tenn., passed away Dec. 14, 2011 at a local hospital in Tennessee.
He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and was a retired regional sales representative for IBM Corp. for more than 39 years.
Doyle also loved traveling and playing golf.
Surviving relatives include his wife of 57 years, Betty Shonkwiler Bunten; a son, John (Teresa) Bunten of Chattanooga; a daughter, Brenda (Greg) Schloesser of Houston, Texas; two brothers, William Bunten of Austin, Texas, and James Bunten of Rantoul, Ill.; grandchildren Jason and Dustin Schloesser and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19 at Heritage Funeral Home Chapel, Chattanooga, with Rev. Don Allison officiating. Entombment will follow in Hamilton Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
The family will receive friends 3-7 p.m. Sunday at Heritage Funeral Home 7454 E. Brainerd Rd., Chattanooga, Tenn.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Christ United Methodist Church.
Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family and view the memorial tribute.