First Posted: 1/20/2009
MOUNT AIRY Mr. Charles Oscar Gunter, 65, of 169 Island Stream Lane, Mount Airy, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, at Northern Hospital of Surry County. He was born Feb. 3, 1943, in Surry County to the late Victor Oscar and Alice Long Gunter. He was a disabled veteran having served during the Vietnam War and was a Purple Heart recipient. Mr. Gunter was retired from the city of Mount Airy. He was a member of the American Legion Post 123 Mount Airy and was of the Baptist faith. Surviving are four daughters, Allison Gunter of the home, Susan Gunter of Thomasville, Melissa Gunter of Thomasville and Cheryl Gunter of Lake Norman; three sons, Brandon Gunter of Ararat, Va., and Brian Gunter and Keith Gunter, both of Mount Airy; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Rebecca and Murel Atkins and Opal and Dennis Draughn, all of Mount Airy, and Linda Coe Dobson. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, at Moody Funeral Home Chapel of Mount Airy conducted by the Rev. Ricky Atkins and the Rev. Arlis Thomas. Burial will follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. Full military rites will be conducted at the graveside by American Legion Post 123 Mount Airy. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Moody Funeral Home. Flowers will be accepted, or memorials may be made to the donors choice.