David O. Kunkel
1932 - 2012
Published: November 27, 2012
David O. Kunkel, age 80, of Evening Shade died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at a Batesville hospital. He was born Aug. 29, 1932, in Evening Shade, Ark., to Hubert and Hazel Marie Graddy Kunkel.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean conflict and a member of the Piney Fork Church of Christ at Evening Shade. He retired as Sharp County tax assessor after 14 years of service, had been foreman of construction at Cherokee Village and was a farmer and rancher. He was also a member of the Cave City Kiwanis Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and three sisters, Ellen Saucier, Willella Charlton and Sarah Marie Christoforo.
Survivors include his wife, Emmaline Casey Kunkel of the home; one son, John Kunkel of Bentonville; two sisters, Johnnie Hazel Ring of Boerne, Texas, and Cora Lou Murphy of Mammoth Spring; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will begin Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Piney Fork Church of Christ in Evening Shade, with Dwight Sharp officiating. Burial will follow in the Evening Shade Cemetery, with arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, from 5:30 until 8 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Brian Bailey, Andy Casey, Louis Thompson, Bobby Moody, Larry Brown and John Berryhill.
Honorary pallbearers are Donald Bailey, T.J. "Sonny" Powell, Noel Arnold, Skip Franks, M.A. Graddy, Leo Qualls and Alan Keller.