In Memoriam: Douglas ‘Chet’ Bunting (June 16, 1953 – April 4, 2022)

April 2022 Posted in Obituary

Douglas “Chet” Bunting was born on June 16, 1953 to Bill and Lavona Bunting. Doug’s youthful love was playing basketball. He played for both Silverton High and Chemeketa Community College, where he broke single-game scoring records for both schools.

He received a teaching degree from OCE but spent most of his life working as a concrete finisher for Manning Concrete until the age of 67.

Doug had a great love for sports. He spent time hunting, fishing, playing guitar, shuffleboard and walking around his favorite store, Bi-Mart.

He was very proud of family and many friendships and loved to tell stories to any who would listen.

Doug is survived by his brother, Paul Bunting; nephew, Josh (Quena) Harris; niece, Esja (Eric) Rappé; great nephews, Eric Jr. and Evan Rappé; and great nieces, Nell and Téa Harris. He was preceded in death by his father and mother; sister, Melody Harris; and brother-in-law, Ken Harris.

A memorial service was held on April 23  at Silverton Middle School Gymnasium. A private interment was at Valley View Cemetery. Arrangements are with Unger Funeral Chapel – Silverton.

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