XO Bunch, Jr. of North Charleston, South Carolina, passed away peacefully on December 23, 2015. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 26, 2015 at the J. HENRY STUHR INC., DOWNTOWN CHAPEL. His Funeral Service will be held at the North Charleston United Methodist Church at 1125 East Montague at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 27, 2015 and will conclude graveside at Target United Methodist Church in Holly Hill with assistance from Avinger Funeral Home. Buck, as he was affectionately known, was born on October 4, 1919 in Orangeburg, South Carolina, the only child of XO Bunch, Sr. and Annie Mae Holman Bunch. He grew up in Holly Hill where he attended the local schools and Target United Methodist Church. He graduated from the Citadel in 1940 with a degree in Civil Engineering. While at The Citadel, Buck was a member of the elite Summerall Guard. Upon graduation, Buck worked for the South Carolina Department of Transportation in bridge construction. With World War II approaching, highway construction was put on hold. For a short period of time, he worked in construction until he joined George Hughes at Hughes Transportation and Hughes Motors, Inc. Together, they built one of the largest truck ammunition carriers and the second oldest Mack Truck Dealership in the nation. After the death of Mr. Hughes, Buck continued in transportation, merging Hughes Transportation with Tri State Motor Transit. He expanded the truck sales and service business to form Bunch Truck Group with five locations spanning two states, representing Mack, Volvo and Isuzu Trucks. Along the way, he developed other businesses to include KOA Campground in Ladson as well as Plantation Acres Mobile Home Park and The Mini Warehouse of Goose Creek. Buck loved Holly Hill. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and playing cards with his buddies at his pond house in Four Hole Swamp. He was a past president of the North Charleston Rotary Club, a Paul Harris Fellow, and active member of North Charleston United Methodist Church, past director of the Trident Chamber of Commerce, Director Emeritus of the Roper Foundation, life member of The Citadel Brigadier Club, The Citadel Foundation, Member Emeritus of the Hibernian Society. Buck was also a member of the Omar Shrine Temple and was a Mason. He was past president of the South Carolina Trucking Association. As well as being active in many civic organizations over the years, Buck also served on several bank boards. Buck is survived by his two sons, David Wayne Bunch and his wife, Judy, of Awendaw, and Wilbur Dexter XO Bunch, and his wife, June, of Hanahan; his grandchildren, Kimberly Drake, and her friend, Robert Vestrand, William Duncan XO Bunch and his wife, Stephanie, Darcie Mullinax and her husband, Kert, Anna Bunch, Maggie Kindt and her husband, John, Douglas Bunch and his wife, Rachel, and John Stortz of Los Angeles, CA. He is also survived by his nine great grandchildren: Noah Drake, Isabella Drake, Caleb Vestrand, Kam Mullinax, Brooks Mullinax, Shepherd Bunch, XO Bunch, III (Dax), Ryn Bunch, and Ford Bunch. He was predeceased by his precious wife of 67 years, Cathryn Smith Bunch. Buck always felt that every member of the XO Bunch Organization was part of his family. The family would also like to thank his longtime caregiver and family friend, Patricia Taylor. Memorials may be made to North Charleston United Methodist Church, 1125 East Montague Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405, Target United Methodist Church, 705 Target Road, Holly Hill, SC, 29059, or to The XO Bunch, Jr, ’40 Scholarship in Civil Engineering, The Citadel Foundation, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC, 29409-6230. A memorial message may be sent to the family by visiting our website at www.jhenrystuhr.com.
Posted in: The State
Posted on: 2015-12-25
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