Robert David ‘Bunk’ Everhart

Published 11:26 am Monday, August 10, 2015

Mr. Robert David “Bunk” Everhart, 80, of US 64 E., died Friday, Aug. 7, 2015, at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home in Winston-Salem after a courageous battle with leukemia.

He was born July 6, 1935, in Davie County to the late George Robert “Bob” and Edna Bowles Everhart. He was the widower of the late Dorothy Jean Smith Everhart to whom he was married for 53 years. Mr. Everhart was a life member of Fork Baptist Church in Mocksville, having been saved at age 15. He served his country in the U.S. Army and was based in Germany in the late 1950s. He retired from his position in management from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. after 35 years. Restoring antique tractors and trucks and working on the farm brought him enjoyment after his retirement. He was a devoted husband and father and faithfully cared for his wife during her decline in health.

He was also preceded in death by his youngest child, son, Robert Michael Everhart; a brother, Henry Everhart; 2 sisters, Kathryn Sawrey and Lucy Pharr; and 3 brothers-in-law, James Sawrey, Col. Earl DeLong and Elmer Zimmerman.

Survivors: his son, David Wayne Everhart and wife Tammy of Mocksville; a daughter, Carol Jayne Everhart Critcher and husband Basil of Boone; 3 grandchildren, Megan, Matthew and Benjamin Critcher; 3 sisters, Sarah Zimmerman, Ruby Carter (Gray), all of Mocksville, and Barbara DeLong of Winston-Salem; a sister-in-law, Ann Everhart of Hickory; a brother-in-law, Charles Pharr of Greensboro; and several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends Sunday, Aug. 9,at Eaton Funeral Home. A funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert Garrett and family friend, Wayne Rentz, officiating. Burial followed in Fork Baptist Church Cemetery.

Memorials: charity of the donor’s choice.