Thomas Harold Bunch

Published 9:30 pm Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Thomas Harold Bunch, 80, went to be with his Lord on March 18, 2018, with his wife by his side in his home. He was born in Nansemond County, the son of the late James Haywood Bunch and Lula Mae Baines Bunch. He retired after 38 years as an overhaul shop mechanic for Thomas J. Lipton Company. Thomas was a lifelong member of Eureka Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, taught the Adult Men’s Sunday School Class, sang in the choir, and was a member of the North Carolina Baptist Men. He was also a member of the Lipton Quarter Century Club.

Thomas is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carolyn F. Bunch; sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas Keith and Renee Bunch, of Pulaski, and Ryan Lee and Amy Bunch, of Colfax, N.C.; grandchildren, Sarah, Isaac, Hannah and Emily Ann Bunch; brothers and sister-in-law, Derwood Bunch, the Rev. Kenneth and Nancy Bunch.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Eureka Baptist Church in Corapeake, N.C., with the Rev. David Lawson and the Rev. Cameron Currin officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may visit the family at the residence. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Carolina Baptist Men Disaster Relief, PO Box 1107, Cary, NC 27512. Condolences may be registered online at

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