Garry (Bunk) Franklin Kearns

October 24, 1935October 12, 2020

Garry (Bunk) Franklin Kearns, 84, of Lexington, NC formerly of Southport, NC went to be with the Lord on October 12, 2020.

He was born in Lexington, NC on October 24, 1935 to the late Ernest and Mary Kearns. He is also preceded in death by his son, Radford Kearns; brothers, Larry and Barry Kearns and sister, Martha Wilson. Garry enjoyed watching westerns on TV and talking to his family and friends.

He is survived by daughters, Sherry (Eddie) Bailey and Belinda Kearns; grandchildren: Brian Humphrey, Racheal (Josh) Atkins, Rose (Isaac) Barber, Nathan Smith, Cody Moorefield; 16 great grandchildren; brothers, Dean Kearns, Terry Kearns , Joe (Sandy) Kearns and Joel Kearns.

Visitation will be held from 12:00pm to 1:00pm on Friday, October 16, 2020 at Coble Funeral & Cremation Service at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 1155 Shipyard Blvd, Wilmington, NC 28412.

Funeral Service will be held 1:00pm on Friday October 16, 2020 with Pastor Billy Batten officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association or the Heart Association.

Condolences may be made to the family at


  • Visitation

    Friday, October 16, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, October 16, 2020

  • Interment

    Friday, October 16, 2020


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Kim Covington

October 16, 2020

Sherry and Belinda our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this time. You know before Bunk's health wouldn't allow it anymore, he would often drop by the shop just to chat and it was a joy. I always thought he had that same mischievous twinkle in his eye and talkative personality as Grandma. When Bunk's health prevented him from getting out on his own we missed his visits to the shop but thankfully dad was still able to visit him and that was good for them both. Bunk will be missed. Love to you all.

Kim Kearns Covington


October 15, 2020

Sherry and Belinda:
Just letting you know I am so sorry for your loss and praying that God will help you through this healing process.

Kim Everhart Phillips

Bobby Kearns

October 14, 2020

Some of my all-time favorite memories of Bunk will always be of the overnight fishing trips that he made with me and my Daddy (Jack), Radford Dale, my step-brother Ronnie and others camping out on the banks of the Yadkin River,usually on Saturday nights. We fished, mostly for catfish, talked around the campfire, and ate cheeseburgers that he fixed on a Coleman gas stove, that we wound up calling "Bunk Burgers". I can tell you right now,they were good!
The memories of those times are still pretty clear in my mind after 50 years. They are great memories and I wouldn't take anything for them and Bunk was a very important part of them.


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