Jerry Arnold Hunter

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Jerry Arnold Hunter

KANNAPOLIS - Jerry Arnold Hunter, age 67, passed away peacefully at CMC-NorthEast on Feb. 12, 2014 following a week of serious illness.

Jerry was born on Sept. 26, 1946 in Cabarrus County, the son of the late Henry P. Hunter and Nettie M. Hunter.

He was formerly employed by Cannon Mills/Pillowtex Corp. until their closure. Thereafter, until his retirement at NAPA in Kannapolis.

Jerry served with the U.S. Marine Corps from 1966 to 1969. After basic training at Camp Lejeune and Sea Duty training in Portsmouth, Va., Tactics of Marine Rifle Squad, and Operations Against Guerrilla Units training in Washington, DC, he had a tour of duty in Scotland, UK where he met his wife, Laureen. Then, he served a tour of duty in Cuba. After his reserve duty, he received an honorable discharge in 1971.

At a later date he also served with the Concord National Guard and received an honorable discharge from them.

Jerry enjoyed fishing, sport shooting and watching old movies. After his retirement, he also participated in many entrepreneurial ventures, always providing for his family, the last being "errand runner" in his wife's business. His help there will be sadly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Laureen; a son, Billy Joe & wife, Michelle. Their help during this difficult time touched Jerry deeply. He loved us all very much. He will be a great loss to his family.

Jerry is also survived by three brothers, Frontus Eugene Hunter, Henry Guy Hunter and Timmond Legrande Hunter and several nephews, nieces and cousins. Thanks to all.

Also, thanks to the wonderful doctors, nurses, CA's and staff at CMC. They all gave him wonderful, compassionate care.

Many thanks also to our friends and neighbors, here and in the UK and South Africa for their kind words, thoughts and tributes.

All of his cats will miss him too. He had a kind heart for all the strays that he took care of.

Visitation and Services: A graveside service to celebrate his life will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 at Carolina Memorial Park, Kannapolis officiated by Rev. George Morris. Military rites will be conducted by the Cabarrus County Veterans Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Monday at Whitley's Funeral Home prior to the service.

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Whitley's Funeral Home
1748 Dale Earnhardt Blvd
Kannapolis, NC 28083
(704) 933-2222
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Published in Salisbury Post on Feb. 16, 2014
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