Carl Henry Hunt Sr.

Published 1:21 pm Tuesday, April 2, 2024

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Our Father, Carl Henry Hunt Sr. died March 31, 2024 at the age of 86. He was in the presence of his family.

He was born May 11, 1937 in Catawba County to Dwight and Louise Isenhour Hunt. He graduated from Hickory High School in 1956.  Dad worked at his father’s car dealership part time washing cars. That is where he developed his love for cars. He then married his wife, Lois Ellen Fulbright in 1958. They were married for 62 years. Unfortunately, dad lost the love of his life on April 1, 2020.

Dad moved to Mocksville with our mother in 1959 to work for B&F Mfg. He went to Rowan Tech at night to become a sewing machine mechanic. He worked his way up to plant manager and CEO at B&F Mfg. and Moxvil Mfg.  Dad loved working on machinery and he had a gift for figuring out any type of machinery. He had been a member of the local Jaycees and an active member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Mocksville, serving in several positions, such as financial secretary, church council and other committees. Later Dad and our mother transferred their membership to St. Marks Lutheran Church in Claremont.  Dad was always the father that made sure his family has everything in life that he never had and he worked tirelessly to provide for his family.

Dad was preceded in death by: his wife, Lois Ellen Fulbright Hunt; son, Carl Henry Hunt Jr.; grandchildren, Whitney and Hannah; brothers; Sonny and Bob; sisters, Martha Hunt and Peggy Goodman.

Surviving family members include: 2 daughters, Anita Hunt Hendrix (Craig) of Mocksville and Myra Hunt Bumgarner (Barry) of Claremont; daughter-in-law, Marther Brewer Hunt of Mocksville; grandchildren, Haley Hunt Wapa (Bryan), Maddie Hunt Shelton (Haynes), Allie Hendrix Koester (Derek), Hunter D. Hendrix (Megan) and Briana E. Bumgarner; and great-grandchildren, Corinne and Xander Wapa, Annaliese and Dalton Koester, Rachel, Aly and Hannah Hendrix.

Dad will be buried at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in Claremont at a graveside service on Sunday, April 7 at 2 p.m. with Pastor Brian Correll officiating.

Memorials may be made to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 3216 W Main S., Claremont, NC. 28610.


Burke Mortuary & Crematory-Newton is serving the Hunt family.