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Nov 7, 2010

I remember Jimmy Hunter stepping out onto the stage and singing a popular song of the day with no music to accompany him. The year was 1954 and he was in the seventh grade. It was a talent contest and he won hands down, even without the music.

To Jimmy's wife, his children and especially his grandchildren, from someone you never met, and to all Jimmy's friends and admirers in his adult life, may I please add to your perception of Jimmy Hunter what I remember.

Jimmy Hunter was an icon to his alma mater before NASCAR was invented.
I did not know Jimmy as an adult, but I knew him and his sister, Roseanne, also departed, as schoolmates. In grade school Jimmy was a sweet boy who was best known for a great singing voice. He took this claim to fame with him to high school where he and some classmates formed a great group he called the "Inky Dinks." No assembly was complete until Jimmy Hunter and the Inky Dinks had sung "Heart of My Heart."

Jimmy was a jack of all trades and master of many. He played all sports and excelled in every one. He proved that a little guy could be a football giant. He always had a smile and a kind word and laughed easily. He made lower classmen feel like he actually knew who they were. He was a pied piper kind of leader.

My heart is warmed to know that he grew to adulthood and kept with him the wonderful traits that made an adored boy become an admired man. The world should have more Jimmy Hunters.
November 06, 2010
I never had the privilege of knowing or meeting Mr Hunter but I was truly appreciative of what he did for my Dad's 82nd birthday,Words can't describe the compassion that I have for Mr Hunter's kindness and My dad was able to meet him in person which made it more eventful to him and I am very grateful that people of Jim Hunter's statue make it a better world in which we have to live in.I pray for strength to the family and to all that loved him,The family of Jack Sanders,Darlington SC
November 05, 2010
Dear Ann and Family,
To know Jim was to truly love him and none know that better than you. I was saddened to learn of his passing and sorry that due to a medical procedure I was unable to honor his memory at the services. My family and I are proud to have known him and call him Friend!
November 03, 2010
Our thought's and prayer's go out to the Hunter family.Jim was a great man who was always nice and kind to me even thought he didn't know me.He was one of my mentors.Your in a much better place with no pain or suffering,R.I.P.Mr.Hunter.
November 03, 2010
Jim was a blessing to all that knew him and I am grateful that I had that privilege.
November 02, 2010
i met this man only once,but i could tell he was a well liked man i played 18 holes with him the friday before the southern 500 this year.i knew i would never forget him or that wonderful day playing agame we both had great appreciation for.but he made the game seem like the missed shots or putts meant so much less than life. i was looking forward to the next 500 to see him again.god bless...ray woodley
November 02, 2010
I met a great man one day ..To find he was one of our finest.. I had the pleasure of caring for you Mr. Hunter.. My heart and thoughts are with your family ,as I cared for them too, in these troubling times..GOD SPEED ..and Thank You for touching my life with yours...
November 02, 2010
I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Jim Hunter for over 20 years, both at Darlington Speedway and with NASCAR. I will remember him as one of the greatest leaders and ambassador for the Sport. I was very proud to call him "friend" and will never forget his kindness and guidance through the years. He has left a big hole that will be impossible to fill and was the last of the "good guys".
Barry L. Collins
Former NASCAR Official
November 02, 2010
Dear family of Jim Hunter,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. Jim was an inspiration to all that knew him and he will be sadly missed.
November 02, 2010
John 6:40 promises the resurrection hope, so take comfort Hunter family, friends and fans.
November 01, 2010
God Bless you Jim, have a safe trip, keep the belt tight... Though I never met you, I liked you for how you presented yourself to NASCAR sympathy to all of his family and friends...
November 01, 2010
a great gentle man.. we all can be glad for his time among us..thank you to the hunter family for sharing him with us.
November 01, 2010
Ann,we know you've lost your best friend as has NASCAR.We've prayed for all the family & hope to see you at the beach soon for some healing.The world has lost one of the BEST! Peace be with you.
November 01, 2010
I never had the pleasure of meeting your beloved Jim but as an avid Nascar fan I respected and felt like I knew his familiar face watching activities at the track. Whenever there may have been a dispute with rules, drivers, penalties, etc, we could always wait for the real story and trust we were hearing an acurate briefing of the truth. He was a man of respect who gave it and in turn received it. A man of class, I am so sorry for your loss. God speed,
November 01, 2010
God Speed Jim Hunter O:-) Nascar Loses Another Good Ole Boy!!!
Condolences To Your Entire Family~ Friends And The Whole Nascar Family & Nascar Fans WE WILL MISS YOU!!!
November 01, 2010
God Speed Jim Hunter O:-) Nascar Loses Another Good Ole Boy!!!
Condolences To Your Entire Family~ Friends And The Whole Nascar Family & Nascar Fans WE WILL MISS YOU!!!
November 01, 2010
November 01, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
November 01, 2010
So long Jimbo, it was a whale of a ride and no one else could have done it with your class and style. Give old Ironhead an elbow and all those other cats up there and save us a space. God Bless, Alan
November 01, 2010
Jim was a very good athelete, a good singer, and a great teammate. I knew him for many years during his young life and it is not a surprise to me that he accomplished so much.

My sincerest condolences to his family.
November 01, 2010
November 01, 2010
May God be with Jim's family and friends. Our family was blessed to know him. He was a great friend to my dad, Stan. Jim had a way of making you feel a part of the NASCAR family. My prayers go out to you.
November 01, 2010
Always kind,smiling and soft spoken. He always made DIS seem a special place.
Blessings to all of his loved ones.
November 01, 2010
November 01, 2010
Dear Jim Hunter's Family
My deepest sympathy to all of you. Jim was a very special person in my life. He made my dream come true in meeting the drivers and being with them in the pits. He understood my situation with my mom which had a stroke and caring for her. My prayers will be with you during this difficult time. Janice Crawford, Lisbon Falls, Maine
November 01, 2010
Dear family of Jim Hunter, I Like to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved one. May the God of all comfort strengthen you at this difficult time.
October 31, 2010
Sincere condolences to the family!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. Isa 66:13
October 31, 2010
May the memories of Jim and these words sustain you doing this diffcult time. "He is healing the broken hearted ones And is binding up their painful spots." Psalms 147:5-Angela (MS)
October 31, 2010
Dearest Ann,
During the 60's, your beloved mother and father were my next door neighbors in Safari Woods, Stone Mountain, Ga. I always enjoyed seeing and talking to you and Jim when you came to visit them. Jim's enormous contribution to NASCAR, the love for his family and friends will always be what made him a great man.
May God bless you and your family.
Clifford Walker
Loganville, GA
October 31, 2010
My heart and deepest sympathy go out to your family. I know that the Nascar community will miss you dearly as well as your old friends.... and great memories I might add from Circle Drive, S.C.(to funny).... May God bless you Ann,Scott,and Amy. We love you!
October 31, 2010
Many thanks to Jim for his words of encouragement to a lady engine builder. He will be missed.
October 31, 2010
To the Hunter Family
The Motor Racing Heritage Association of Daytona Beach would like to extend our deepest sympathy on your loss. Jim will long be remembered for all the good that he has done for the great sport of NASCAR.
Our prayers are with you, God Bless.
October 31, 2010
Gone but not forgotten. Your many friends from Charleston still have fond memories of our days together, especially in high school.
October 31, 2010
October 31, 2010
Ann and family, thanks for coming into my life and for being a part of it. There are reasons why someone comes into your life and you both are two of them. I will miss Jim's ever smiling face and being able to pick on him about who is going to win the next race. I know that he is no longer in any pain. He has his WINGS. God bless and remember this will make your and yours stronger for Jim left you that special gift!
October 31, 2010
October 31, 2010
hope you all have fond memories of him he is still here as long as the memories are. he was great for the sport and from what i hear a great man too. prayers and love- Janice MA
October 31, 2010
I am fortunate to have known Jim - one of the finest people I have encountered in the world of sport. He was intensely loyal to his home state of South Carolina, NASCAR, and especially to the students studying Sport and Entertainment Management program at the University of South Carolina.

He will be sorely missed but not forgotten.

My prayers and thoughts are with the Hunter family during this most difficult time.
October 31, 2010
To the Hunter family:
NASCAR has lost an icon to it's industry! He will be sadly missed but never forgoten. Thought and prayers are with your family! RIP
October 31, 2010
Across the years,over 50, you are in my thoughts and prayers What a blessing to have a marriage like yours.
October 31, 2010
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
October 31, 2010
So sad for Ann. Jim was a great friend at the Atlanta Journal, a pleasure to work with. I learned a lot from him. Still remember some of the fun rides to work together.
Semper Fi
October 31, 2010
it was honor to meet mr. jim hunter at darlington hunter was big part of nascar.he will be prayer are to his family at this time.
October 31, 2010
The NASCAR family and the world has lost a true angel. Jim will be greatly missed as he was a man with a heart of gold. My prayers go out to Jim's family, and the NASCAR family!
October 31, 2010
I am sorry to hear of your loss. Jim will be dearly missed by all thoase who loved him including all the NASCAR family, but he will never be forgotten. R.I.P. Jim and fly high, you're work down here is done. Cherish all the memories!!
October 31, 2010
Jim Hunter was one of the greatest people that I have ever known and I will always cherish the time that I worked for Jim. He was a brilliant man and always seemed to have the right answer when something came up.
And could he ever tell a story!!!!

What a friend and a caring person.

Jim Hunter I will miss you!!!!

Jim Wilson
October 31, 2010
Rest well Jim, job well done.
October 31, 2010
we are thinking of you at this time jim will be missed i lots
grace kim williams
dublin ga
October 31, 2010
How can I ever forget your kindness and generosity to Darlington Presbyterian Church. The way you always spoke to me and my family as you thought our son was named after you....may God bless each memeber of your family and your spirit will forever be in our hearts and engines...take care Ann...we love you
October 31, 2010
So long Jim. Enjoy your next journey. Our Condolences to the Family
October 30, 2010
Hunter was a unique person that seemed to never forget where he came from and the early days of him signing up Short Tracks around the Country into the Nascar weekly program. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of meeting him.... Donnie Clack ( Lanier National Speedway, Braselton, Ga, )
October 30, 2010
B.Milligan Fayette,Alabama
October 30, 2010
Friends, neighbors and kin have spoken tributes of eloquence about Jim...I can only amplify the words they have spoken -- adding that Jim was a great help to this fledgling network radio reporter...not only in critiquing my reports but giving every encouragement as I learned the ropes of trackside reporting.
October 30, 2010
October 30, 2010
I got to know Jim while flying some of the NASCAR officials and teams,for a charter airline in 2003. He always had pit passes waiting for us when we got to the track, and he done this without us asking for them. Sentiments go out to his family. NASCAR heaven just added another great team member.
October 30, 2010
What a great man for the sport of NASCAR. Jeff Kelly-Darlington,S.C.
October 30, 2010
To the the family of Jim Hunter - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that Jim will be missed by many.
October 30, 2010
First and foremost the loss of a husband to his wife of 48 years Ann. The loss of a father to his children Amy and Scott. The loss of a grandfather. No words come to mind that can express how empty a feeling this can be. In this time seek God for help in your loss. God I believe has a plan for each of us and it is not ours to question what or even why. We can change that plan by not seeking God in our lives not that God give up on us it is that we give up on him. I believe it was Gods plan for Jim to be and do all he did in NASCAR. God be with each of you at this time as well as each day of your lives.
October 30, 2010
you were an important part of nascar both in job as well as in the hearts of all who's lifes you touched..our prayers are with your family & friends
October 30, 2010
October 30, 2010
Mr. Hunter was truly the face of NASCAR. For someone to be so liked and so respected while still doing a very hard job says everything about this man. Prayers to his family.
October 30, 2010
To a great man who I had a chance to meet and talk to...NASCAR will never be the same without you... This is a great loss.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Hunter family. rest in peace Mr. Hunter
October 30, 2010
God go with you as always.
We share the same name and look like brothers.
The only thing missing
is YOU.
October 30, 2010
your family are in our prayers
October 30, 2010
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2010
October 30, 2010
Jim is a true Nascar legend. Thanks for everything Jim. Please tell Dale we all said hello and we miss him too.
October 30, 2010
The article says little about Jim's work in the community, and I think his volunteer efforts say so much about the man he was.

During his tenure as president of the Darlington Raceway, he worked tirelessly to make the City Of Darlington a better place to live and work.

He embraced charitable causes--ones he believed in--with a passion! Having worked with Jim during my years as executive director of the Pee Dee Education Foundation, I can say without hesitation that he breathed new life into our board of directors and helped us bring about many positive changes, particularly in the area of fund raising.

Jim didn't walk in with a check in hand--he walked in with an idea, a concept! And he got the board excited about seeing that idea develop into a plan and ultimately an event that raised awareness of our cause and generated funds to support the public schools in the entire Pee Dee.

On many occasions, I was called to a press conference that had nothing at all to do with my nonprofit work. Yet Jim took every opportunity to bring the foundation's work to light. I fondly remember walking into a building full of sports reporters who were there to talk about NASCAR. And while they got their story, Jim always remembered to share the Pee Dee Education Foundation's story with that large group of people, sharing our mission in hopes that others would come along beside him.

If he announced a new race sponsor, he called the sponsor before the press conference and asked them to bring along a check for the foundation. When he committed to the work of a charity, he gave it his heart and soul and enjoyed every second of it.

He often commented that he enjoyed being a part of the board of the Pee Dee Education Foundation because he knew where every penny of the money we raised was going. He expected everyone to work as hard as he did, and often remarked that he gave it his all because I did.

My time at the foundation coincided with his years as president of the raceway. I recruited him as a board member just months after he took on his new role. When I resigned from the foundation in 1998, Jim resigned, too. I can still hear him say, "Martha, I told you that if you ever quit, I would, too!"

Nonprofit work is extremely difficult because staff is limited and they find themselves, literally, singing for their supper. With Jim on board, I always felt supported and encouraged. He made my work so much easier.

During his years as president of the Darlington Raceway, his contributions to the greater community were immeasurable!

My thoughts and prayers are with Ann and his children. He was a loving husband, proud father, and doting grandfather! I will miss him!
October 30, 2010

Lost words under
a pair of Angels~
Sentiments Go out to
In Tribute to a ICON
of speedway Nascars`
Enjoy ones Journey into
the other side of Ones
Eternal Light~So long
GodBless you "JIM"
October 30, 2010
we are thinking of you all at this time
grace kim williams
October 30, 2010
we are thinking of you at this time
grace kim williams
October 30, 2010
Thoughts and prayers to the family and nascar community! He will truly be missed!
October 30, 2010
He was always a true friend to me and a man of his word.