Kentucky State Rep. Dewayne Bunch
Visitation and funeral services have been set for former high school teacher and state lawmaker Dewayne Bunch, who died Wednesday from injuries he suffered while trying to break up a high school fight back in April 2011.
Bunch, 50, was injured trying to break up a fight between two students on April 12, 2011 in the cafeteria at Whitley County High School in Williamsburg, where he taught math for 17 years.
Bunch was knocked unconscious after hitting his head on the cafeteria floor after being punched.
Bunch, who spent months in rehab following the incident in both Lexington and a facility in Atlanta, died at Oak Tree Hospital in Corbin.
Visitation for Bunch will be on Sunday from noon until 4 p.m. at Croley Funeral Home Chapel in Williamsburg. A Masonic Lodge service will then be conducted, followed by the funeral at the Croley Addition of Highland Park Cemetery. Military gravesite honors will be conducted by the Kentucky National Guard.
Bunch spent more than 20 years in the Kentucky National Guard, and his House biography said he served in Iraq as a first sergeant and earned numerous honors.
The two boys involved in the fight, ages 15 and 16 at the time, were each charged with one count of first-degree assault and two counts of third-degree assault. There is no word so far on what new charges they may face now that Bunch has passed away.