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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  • September 07, 2018
    Phil Carden says:
    John Kunst .... Great leader, great boss and great friend. Phil Carden

  • September 07, 2018
    David & Rosa Bourgeois lit a candle:
    Lit since September 7, 2018 at 9:45:23 PM

  • September 07, 2018
    David Hines says:
    Faith, integrity, and good will. This world needs more people like John Kunst.

  • September 07, 2018
    Mary Drummond says:
    I serve on the BOT at the University of Mount Olive. I had the pleasure of working with John. He was a great man who was an inspiration to all. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

  • September 07, 2018
    Melba Ingram says:
    Rest in peace John. Many blessings to your family.