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1954 James 2020

James Edward Strunk

June 1, 1954 — September 7, 2020

James Edward Strunk, age 66 years, of Whitley City, Kentucky died Monday, September 7, 2020 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, Kentucky.

He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 1, 1954 the son of Emby Strunk and Nell (Pryor) Bryant. James loved playing his drums, helping at the Dairy Bar with the girls who became like family, and playing his guitar.  He was a member of the Dixie Freedom Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his stepmother, Jewell Strunk; sisters, Betty Ann Strunk and Donna Bryant; brother, Danny Bryant; niece, Crystal Strunk; and nephew, Dewayne Strunk.

Survivors include his son, Ricky Lee Strunk; brothers and sisters, Bobby Taylor and wife, Patricia of Marshes Siding, Pete Strunk and wife, Margie of Pine Knot, Dale Strunk and wife, Patricia of Marshes Siding, Melissa Threet and husband, Arnold of Whitley City, Mike Strunk and wife, Marea of Strunk, Tina Bryant of Somerset, Joseph Bryant of Indianapolis, Tammy Bryant Mayson of Ocala, Florida, Teresa Bryant Turpin, Treva Bryant, and Tracy Bryant all of Danville, Kentucky; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 2pm Thursday, September 10, 2020 at the McCreary County Funeral Home with Bro. David Troxell officiating. Burial will follow in the Taylor Cemetery. The family will receive friends after 12pm Thursday at the Funeral Home.

McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with the arrangements.

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Flat Rock Cemetery

, Whitley City, KY 42653

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