Benson “Ben” Herbert Bunk, 52, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Friday, October 1, 2021, at his home.

Ben was born on May 22, 1969, in Cuba, N.Y., and was the son of Frances Ruth Botens Bunk and the late Edward Bunk. He married his beloved wife, Anna Adele Riffle Bunk, on June 19, 2004. Ben was a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Ben deeply loved his family, had a great passion for cars and was well known for his smile.

In addition to his father, Ben was preceded in death by his sister, Sandra Apodaca, and father-in-law, Robert Riffle.

Benis survived by his mother, France Ruth Bunk; his wife of seventeen years, Anna Adele Bunk; two sons, Joseph Edward Bunk and Tyler Robert Bunk; brother, Dr. Nicholas Bunk of Sparkes, N.Y.; sisters-in-law, Lucy Gibbons (Travis), Teresa Foster, and Mary Kinsey; and brothers-in-law, Robert Riffle (Melissa) and Andrew Riffle (Heather); nephew, Alex Apodaca; and niece, Krysten Woods. Also surviving is Ben’s close friend, Bill Moore.

A private memorials service will be held on October 10.

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Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.