Dennis Nathan Bunker Jr.
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Dennis Nathan Bunker Jr., 83, of Salisbury passed away Thursday, January 16, 2014, at The Lutheran Home of Trinity Oaks after a brief illness. His wife and family were by his side. Mr. Bunker was born June 20th, 1930, in Surry County, the son of the late Dennis Nathan and Hero Stone Bunker.
He was a graduate of Bells High School, class of 1948, and attended Catawba College. He retired after owning Bunker's Bookstore and Bunker Family Properties.
He was a member of John Calvin Presbyterian Church, Salisbury Elks Lodge, and a Boy Scout Troop leader. He also served Meals on Wheels.
A great grandson of Eng Bunker, one of the original Siamese twins, he was preceded in death by his oldest daughter Rise Bunker Greene on April 30th, 2006 and grandson Rufus Alexander Lewis on October 21st, 1990. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Betty Tripp Bunker of 60 years; children, Dennis Nathan Bunker III and wife Kathy of Charlotte, Starla Bunker Bennett and husband Riney of Santa Fe, NM and Walton Tripp Bunker and wife Cindy of Lexington and grandchildren Daniel Latigo Lewis, Kristen Louise Shue, Robert Kye Bunker, Colin Tripp Bunker, and Carson Davis Bunker and four great grandchildren. Siblings Lula Bunker White of Raleigh, Helen Bunker Stone of Chapel Hill, Homer Stone Bunker of Memphis, TN, Mary Ann Blanton of Bear Creek, and Jeremiah Stone Bunker (deceased).
Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday January 19th, 2014, at John Calvin Presbyterian Church located at 1620 Brenner Avenue, Salisbury, NC 28144 with Reverend Kellie Browne officiating. Burial will follow at City Memorial Park. Friends are welcome to visit the family at the home Saturday or Sunday prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Bunker's memory to John Calvin Presbyterian Church at the above address.
Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Bunker family. Online condolences may be made at www.summersett funeralhome.com.
Published in The News & Observer on Jan. 18, 2014