Raymond C. Bunn Jr.

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 20, 2003

Raymond C. &uot;Spike&uot; Bunn Jr. of Suffolk died Thursday, April 17, 2003.

Born on March 8, 1949 in Elmira, N.Y., he spent many of his years traveling, until he settled in Suffolk. Spike enjoyed his years of carnival life, where he loved to work the crowd. His most recent endeavor was &uot;Spike’s Quick Bite,&uot; a small concession stand he took great pride in. He spent several seasons set up at Nike Park in Smithfield.

Spike enjoyed cooking and catering and offered his services at many functions with his own touch of pizzazz. From watermelon baskets at graduation parties to old-fashioned egg salad at family picnics, everyone loved it all.

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In the summer months you could find Spike hitting the yard sales every Saturday, looking for the next good deal. Not warm enough for yard sales? Then off to the thrift store he went.

Surviving are his mother, Evelyn L. Bunn of Suffolk; brothers, Larry G. Bunn, and wife, Shirley, of New York; William E. Bunn of North Carolina; sisters, Patricia E. VanHorn, and husband, David, and Debra J. Pruyne, and husband, Jerome, all of Suffolk; Carole R. Watts, and husband, George, of Maryland; sister-in-law, Jennifer M. Bunn; son, Christopher C. Bunn of New York; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Spike was predeceased by his close friend, Benjamin Smith.

The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday in the R.W. Baker and Co. Funeral Home. After the service, as per Spike’s wishes, his body will be cremated and his ashes will be spread in Elmira.