Local/Regional News
7:48 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Funeral Conducted For Former Lawmaker, Teacher

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. - Former Kentucky state Rep. DeWayne Bunch has been eulogized in Williamsburg.

Bunch died Wednesday, more than a year after he was hit by a stray punch while breaking up a fight at Whitley County High School where he was a math teacher. Bunch struck his head on the cafeteria floor in April 2011.

WYMT-TV  in Hazard reported hundreds gathered Sunday afternoon for the funeral. Gov. Steve Beshear had ordered flags across Kentucky lowered to half-staff for the day. The Patriot Riders brought nearly 100 motorcycles in honoring Bunch's service in the Kentucky National Guard.

Bunch was 50 years old. His wife Regina is now serving as state representative from the 82nd District.