James Gordon Hunter

April 26, 2020

James Gordon Hunter, 72, died quietly at his home on April 26, 2020, surrounded and embraced by family. Gordon was born on July 11, 1947 in Greensboro, North Carolina, son of Thomas Allison Hunter, Jr. and Dorothy Kluttz Hunter.

Gordon graduated from Darlington School and then received a BS in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Shortly after graduating from Carolina, Gordon married Julia Bell “Sissy” of Columbia, South Carolina and they shared 50 years of a happy marriage together.

Gordon began his career in the savings and loan industry and later followed his passion by starting his own business as a residential builder, in which he was active for over 30 years.

Gordon was truly passionate about his family, his friends, Myers Park Presbyterian Church, and the game of golf.

Gordon’s greatest joy came from being a husband, a father, a grandfather and a brother. He never missed an opportunity to participate in any family activity and looked forward to all family traditions and events. He had an infectious sense of humor and a joyous outlook on life.

Gordon was a loyal friend who was constantly calling and sending messages of support to those he loved. He could always be found lingering at church to socialize, and he loved a party.

Gordon was a long-time member of Myers Park Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon, an elder, a Stephen Minister, and on numerous committees to benefit the church and underprivileged communities. His faith developed and strengthened over the passing years as he intentionally studied the word of God and sought opportunities to demonstrate his Christian values.

Gordon was an avid golfer and a true student of the game. He loved the challenge of improving, the beauty of the courses he played, and of course, the ability to spend quality time with his Myers Park Country Club golfing buddies. He never failed to share his tips on the game, whether solicited or unsolicited.

Gordon cherished and is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sissy, his daughter Mebane Pulliam and her husband, Cooper; granddaughters, Hunter and Millie of Atlanta, Georgia; brother, Tom Hunter and his wife, Linda of Charlotte; nieces, Tricia and Julia and nephews, Tommy, Thomas and Wilson.

A private service will take place on Friday, May 15 at 11:00 AM, at Myers Park Presbyterian Church that will also be available for live stream viewing on the church’s website. https://myersparkpres.org/funerals

Memorial contributions may be made to Myers Park Presbyterian Church, 2501 Oxford Place, Charlotte, NC 28207 or The First Tee, 2661 Barringer Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208 or on their website at http://weblink.donorperfect.com/InMemoryofGordonHunter

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.

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  • Bill Perkins

    I am going to miss you, brother!

  • Clay Hodgin

    There are no words

  • Mary Couillard

    We will miss Gordo at the Jewish Community Center ceramics studio!! He was such a dear, kind, gentleman with an infectious smile!! Rest In Peace Gordo! You will sure be missed!

  • Karen Jacobson

    Gordon was a delightful asset to our pottery class at the JCC. He had a wonderful sense of humor & often shared funny stories & jokes with us. I loved witnessing how thrilled he became when a piece of his pottery .came out beautifully. He always knew just who he would gift it to. I will miss him a lot. My heartfelt condolences to his loving wife & family. Karen Jacobson

  • jon boyce

    to the entire Hunter family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember many times of joy I spent with Hunter going back to our high school days. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult times.God bless you.

  • Janice Dill

    Prayers are with Sissy and family in loss of a fine gentleman. He was very helpful to me in learning the mortgage business. Always had time to be helpful to everyone. Deepest sympathy.Janice Dill

  • John Andrews

    Jo Ann and I want to say how sad we are for your family. We know Gordon will be missed. Gordon and I visited Clay Hodgin down in Baton Rouge about a year and a half ago and spent a couple of days catching up on our lives, bringing each other up to date. Any time Gordon was talking about you guys, he would just light up and become so excited and animated. It was obvious that you brought him great joy. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Gordon And Daisy Lindsey

    To the family of Gordon Hunter:
    We were very sorry to see the obit in the paper
    This morning.
    I understand you are having a private service
    Though we seldom see the GSO-CLT family
    We are first cousins.
    May our Lord comfort Sissy and all the Hunter
    I will tell my brother Tom in Texas.
    Gordon Hunter Lindsey and wife Daisy

  • Ted Cole

    Gordon and I met in our PiKA pledge class in Chapel Hill. He was a true North Carolinian and knew its traditions, including the Carolina Shuffle, well. He almost always had a happy, cheerful demeanor that made his presence welcome. Our contact after college was largely limited to reunions, but when we met, it it like no time had passed. We fell right back into our previous connections, patterns of communication, etc. What a loss for all of us, but especially his family. Our prayers are with you and a special hug for you, Cissy.

  • Art Tucker

    A one time roommate at the PIKA House. We moved in different circles but he was a fine man then and continued that through life. We have lost a good man.

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