Keith D Buntin passed away on March 7, 2019.

He was born on Sept. 24, 1936 in Kirklin, Ind. to Ople Vernon and Minnie Louise (Boone) Buntin.

He graduated from Kirklin High school and had strong ties to the Kirklin community all his life.

Mr. Buntin was quite an athlete in high school, lettering in football, basketball and track. He enjoyed the many memories that were made while playing along side his brother, Kenneth, and the rest of his teammates that became lifelong friends. Athletics was always a part of his life as he was a licensed official for high school basketball and football. It was an honor for him to officiate the IHSAA Football State Finals.

Mr. Buntin enjoyed attending his children’s sporting events, activities and programs. Later, he enjoyed watching his grandchildren and even great-grandchildren excel on the court, course, track, playing fields, and even the arena as they showed their 4-H animals. He was very proud and supportive of his large family.

He held several jobs while providing for his growing family. In 1973, he moved his family to Monticello when he became the personnel director/controller at White Co Memorial Hospital. After leaving the hospital business, he sold health and life insurance and started inspecting hospitals and surgery centers for the State of Indiana. He worked for the State of Indiana until his retirement. He loved to winter in Lake Placid, Fla., spending time with friends and playing golf. 

Mr. Buntin was a member of the Moose, Elks and the American Legion.

His greatest love was spending time with his six children, Judy (Chuck) Stoops of Sheridan, Jerry (Brenda) Buntin of Eaton, Jody (Ron) Carter of Monticello, Julie (Thomas) Houck of Monticello, Jane Grimm (Ken Dayton) of Cave Creek, Ariz. and Jacque (Tim) Luby of Monticello; 14 grandchildren: Alicia (Ryan) Howard, Brian Strantz, Anthony Strantz (Kelleigh Willcutt), Sean (Josephine) Fite, Matthew WT Davis, Christi (Devon) Johnson, Josh Stoops, Janni (Greg) Edie, Greg Gilland, Melissa Stone, Kristofer Mill, Keely (Kirk) Olivodotti, Kyle Carter and Kasey Carter; and his 22 great-grandchildren.

Other survivors include one brother, Kenneth (Linda) Buntin of Peoria, Ariz.; a brother-in-law, John Grice of Kirklin; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Beverly Sue Buntin and Marlyn Grice; and one grandson, Michael Gilland.

Funeral services are scheduled for Monday March 11, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. at Fisher Family Funeral Services, located at 508 E. 6th St. in Sheridan. Family and friends are invited to gather from 2 p.m. until the time of service.

Memorial donations may be made to the Brain Injury Research Institute (BIRI) or Parkinson’s Research. Fisher Family Funeral Services is honored to serve the Buntin Family.