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Dennis Bunker Jr.

D. Nathan Bunker Jr.

SALISBURY - Dennis Nathan Bunker Jr., 83, of Salisbury, passed away Thursday, Jan. 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 20, 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 was 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 30, 2006; and grandson Rufus Alexander Lewis on Oct. 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, N.M., and Walton Tripp Bunker and wife Cindy of Lexington; grandchildren Daniel Latigo Lewis, Kristen Louise Shue, Robert Kye Bunker, Colin Tripp Bunker and Carson Davis Bunker; and four great-grandchildren.

Siblings include Lula Stone White of Raleigh, Helen Bunker Stone of Chapel Hill, Homer Stone Bunker of Memphis, Tenn., Mary Ann Blanton of Bear Creek and Jeremiah Stone Bunker (deceased).

Arrangements: Services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday Jan. 19 at John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1620 Brenner Ave., Salisbury, NC 28144, with Rev. Kellie Browne officiating. Burial will be at City Memorial Park. Friends are welcome to visit the family at the home Saturday or Sunday prior to the service.

Memorials: 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.summersettfuneralhome.com.

Funeral Home

Summersett Funeral Home, Inc. & Cremation Center - Salisbury
1315 West Innes Street  Salisbury, NC 28144
(704) 633-2111

Published in Salisbury Post on Jan. 18, 2014
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