Lawrence Thomas "Bunk" Steen, Sr., 65, of Hamlet, died Monday, September 16, 2013 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. He was born September 26, 1947 in Richmond County the son of the late Lawrence and Louise Dawkins Steen.
Mr. Steen served in the US Army during the Vietnam War serving two tours as a door gunner. Bunk worked for Coca Cola, Britt Haven and several years for Richmond County as an Animal Control Officer before his retirement in 2004. He was the owner and operated Bunk's deer processing for many years. He was a proud member of the AMVETS Post 316 and Hamlet American Legion Post 49.
Mr. Steen was preceded in death by his sister Betty Spires.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, September 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Watson-King Funeral Home Chapel in Hamlet with Rev. Ricky Jacobs officiating.
Surviving, his wife of 45 years, Ann Steen of Hamlet; Children, Tammy Melnick and husband Tom of Albany, GA and Lawrence Thomas "JR" Steen, Jr. and wife Sandra of Hamlet. Grandchildren, Ryan West and wife Laura; Courtney West Darnell and husband Chris; Saige Steen and Gracie Steen. Sisters; Pat Roscoe of Rockingham, Darlene McRae of Rockingham, Terry Jones of Hamlet and Jean Huffin of Hamlet.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 5-8 p.m. at Watson-King Funeral Home in Hamlet and other times at his home 136 Bass Dr. Hamlet, NC 28345.
Memorials may be made to American Legion Post 49, P.O. Box 306 Hamlet, MC 28345 or AMVETS Post 316, P.O. Box 774 Rockingham, NC 28380. Online condolences may be made at www.watson-kingfuneralhome.com. Watson-King Funeral Home in Hamlet is serving the Steen family.