John Mark Kunst

May 20, 1960 - September 6, 2018
John Mark Kunst

John Kunst, Sr. passed away in his Kure Beach, NC home on September 6, 2018 at the age of 58.

John is survived by his wife Pamela Hankey Kunst ; son Mark Kunst ; daughter Anna Kunst Deschenes and husband Chris ; parents Raymond and Ethel Kunst ; brothers Scott Kunst, and David Kunst ; sister Terrie Lynch and their families ; mother-in-law Jane Hankey ; brother-in-laws Patrick and Chris Hankey and their families.

John was born May 20, 1960 in Allegheny County, PA. He served as Vice President of Finance at the University of Mount Olive. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Finance at Anderson University. John was an avid Pittsburgh Sports fan of whatever sport was in season. He also loved to remodel and fix up houses. Most important to John was his love for his family who were always his top priority.

A visitation will be held Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 5 – 6:30 pm at Rodger’s Chapel on the University of Mount Olive Campus, Mount Olive, NC. A funeral service will follow on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Easley, SC with a visitation from 1-2pm with service to begin at 2pm.

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  • August 26, 2022
    Danny says:
    I wish that I would have had the honor of meeting John.

  • September 06, 2018
    Terry Simmons says:
    Sorry. For Your Loss. He was. A. Good Man. And Will. Be Remebered Always

  • September 07, 2018
    Paul Rutter says:
    Johna and I arrived at the university within a month of each other. My staff and I had lunch with him often. Fran’s fried chicken days in particular. Great conversations that made us think deeper on many issues. He will be missed very much by my team and me. Just a great man to know and have been in my life even just a few short years. Requiscat in pace. Paul

  • September 07, 2018
    Paul Rutter says:
    Johna and I arrived at the university within a month of each other. My staff and I had lunch with him often. Fran’s fried chicken days in particular. Great conversations that made us think deeper on many issues. He will be missed very much by my team and me. Just a great man to know and have been in my life even just a few short years. Requiscat in pace. Paul

  • September 07, 2018
    Paul Rutter says:
    Johna and I arrived at the university within a month of each other. My staff and I had lunch with him often. Fran’s fried chicken days in particular. Great conversations that made us think deeper on many issues. He will be missed very much by my team and me. Just a great man to know and have been in my life even just a few short years. Requiscat in pace. Paul