Leslie Bunnell departed this life on August 12, 2020. Leslie was a graduate of Kankakee High School, Kankakee, Illinois and received his BS in Journalism from the University of Illinois.
Leslie was a WWII veteran serving aboard the USS Healy from 1943 to 1946. He had a passion for photography and journalism that he applied as the sports reporter for a local newspaper, The Coastland Times in Manteo, North Carolina. He also spent his time taking photographs at numerous state and national parks on the Outer Banks North Carolina. His photos of various lighthouses, birds, and nature scenes were much admired, not only by his friends and family, but by visitors at local shops where his photos were displayed.
He was a great father who would do anything for his sons. This included traveling every weekend across the state for different sporting events. He never missed a game, home or away. He loved the great outdoors and sailing.
Leslie was preceded in death by his son, Robert Bunnell of Dover, Delaware. He is survived by two brothers, Kenneth Bunnell, of Manteno Ill., and Donald Bunnell, of Longmont, Colo. Leslie is also survived by three sons, Daniel Bunnell of Midlothian, VA, Gerard Bunnell of Mechanicsville, VA, and Joseph Bunnell of Greensboro, NC.
A graveside funeral ceremony will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at Virginia Veterans Cemetery at Amelia, 10300 Pridesville Rd. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your local location of the Alzheimer’s Association.