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1934 Charles 2024

Charles Sanders Gunter, Jr.

February 25, 1934 — April 12, 2024

Siler City

Charles Sanders Gunter, Jr, 90, of Siler City, passed away Friday, April 12, 2024 at the Hospice House of Randolph.

Charles was born in Chatham County on February 25, 1934, to Charles Gunter, Sr. and Flonnie Lillian Womble Gunter. He was the last living sibling of eight. He was preceded by his parents; his wife of 32 years, Ruhedell Kimrey Gunter; brothers, Raeford, Gerald and Laddie Gunter; sisters, Shirley Poe, Bernice Badders, Nadine Crabtree, and Dortholene Franklin.

Mr. Gunter served in the US Army with the First Infantry Division in Germany and then with the NC National Guard. Charles worked for many years at Glendale Hosiery as a textile machine fixer. He loved to read, especially military history books. Working on old machinery and making them run like new was his favorite hobby.

Charles is survived by his daughter, Andra Gunter Welch and husband, Thomas, of Bennett; son, Mike Gunter, of Siler City; and grandson, Tyler Welch, of Siler City.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 from 6-8 PM at Smith and Buckner Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM at Rives Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Bob Wachs officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Randolph Hospice House, Rives Chapel Cemetery Fund, and charity of choice. 

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is serving the Gunter family.

Online Condolences may be made at www.smithbucknerfh.com

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