September 11, 1981 ~ January 3, 2009
Born in: Buncombe County,
Resided in: Asheville, NC
Christopher Stephen Bunker, 27, of Asheville, passed away unexpectedly at his residence Saturday, January 3, 2009. A native of Buncombe Co.; Chris was a detention officer for the Buncombe County Sheriff's Department. He was a graduate of Western Carolina University and a member of the Buncombe Co. Rescue Squad. He enjoyed target shooting, cars, trucks and motorcycles. He is survived by his mother, Patricia Hunt Bunker of Asheville, a sister, Candace Miller and her husband Larry of San Diego, CA and long time girlfriend Jennifer Hinson. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at West Asheville Baptist Church with Chaplains Norman Sanders, Richard Baird and Kent Withington officiating. Interment will follow at Green Hills Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Justin Pridgen, David Ingle, John Guacci, Patrick Penland, Adam White and Jeff Buley all deputies of the Buncombe County Sheriff's Department. His family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue. Memorials may be made to B.L.U.E., a Christian based law enforcement support group, at P.O. Box 2352, Asheville, NC 28802.