Who We Are
Our professional staff has years of experience caring for families from all walks of life. We are leaders in our profession, with dedication to service and professional integrity.
When we sit down with a family, our shared goal is to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. We offer them a wide variety of services and products, as well as a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions. Together, we'll design a memorial or funeral service that suits their needs now, and in the future. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have deep peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one.
In 1942, Garrison Mortuary was purchased by brothers Brian and Berkeley Bunker and became Bunker Brothers Mortuary and Chapel. At that time, it was located only a few blocks from what is now known as " The Old Strip" on Freemont Street. In 1964, needing more space and a modern building, the Bunker brothers built a new mortuary where it stands today (pictured below). In 1969, Brian a very devout Mormon, decided to leave the mortuary business and move to Utah. In February 1999, Bunkers Mortuary joined an exclusive group of funeral service providers known as Carriage Services and through this exclusive affiliation, Bunkers provides its families with the highest quality service available.
Our Valued Staff
James L. Mullikin, Managing Partner
James comes from Atlanta, Georgia and has been in the funeral industry for 25 years. He attended North Georgia College and University; Gupton - Jones College of Funeral Service and Emory University Goizueta Executive Program.
Prior to joining Bunkers James served in various management positions with Alderwoods Group in Georgia, Florida and Alabama. In 2009 James was appointed to the Nevada State Board of Funeral Service and Governors Task Force on Mass Fatality. He is nationally certified by the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards.
James has been a Rotarian since 1995 and is currently a member of The Las Vegas Rotary Club. He holds memberships in The Las Vegas Cultural Corridor; National Funeral Directors Association and the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association.
To contact James email him at email@example.com
Richard Bobo, Funeral Director and Embalmer
Richard is from Atlanta, Georgia. He joined the Bunkers team in 2008.Richard graduated from Gupton Jones College of Mortuary Science and has been a Funeral Director and Embalmer for 15 years holding licenses in Nevada and Georgia.
Richard is an accomplished martial artist holding blackbelts in 3 different arts. In his spare time he likes motorcycle and spending time with his wife Christi and his 2 children Alexandra and John Howard.
Johnnie Kirkling, Assistant to the Directors
Johnnie was born in Tallulah, Louisiana. Johnnie began his career in the funeral industry in 1958, and has been an asset as a funeral assistant for over 40 years. He has been a resident in Las Vegas since 1961.
Johnnie joined Bunkers in 2003 as a Funeral Assistant.
Johnnie is a father, grandfather and great-grand father. He enjoys traveling, fishing, family and friends.