Walter Gunter, 89, departed this life on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at his residence in Jesse, WV.
Born June 22, 1929 at Saulsville, he was the son of the late Clayton and Lula Rose (Halsey) Gunter.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Ann L Cannaday; wife Evelyn Addison; and wife Christine Coleman. He was also preceded in death by his son, Robert Glenn Gunter; a sister, Bonnie J Gunter; and step-mother, Katherine Gunter.
Walter received his honorable discharge as a Sergeant in the US Air Force on June 7, 1950 as a testimonial of Honest and Faithful Service to his country. He received his Mine Foreman’s Certificate March 13, 1957. He went on to work as Chief Electrician, Shop Foreman, and Superintendent with Island Creek Coal Company and later Consul Energy. He loved the outdoors, to travel and seek new adventures.
Those left to love and cherish the memory of Walter and to mourn his passing include his brother: Bernie Gunter of Canfield, Ohio; two step-sisters, Linda of Matheny and Karen of Oceana; two daughters: Sheila Staton of Coal Mountain; Patricia Adkins of Dobson, NC; two sons: Walter Ray and Michael Shawn of Mullensville; three granddaughters: Melissa Staton of Hickory, NC; Angela Adkins of Dobson, NC; and Jennifer Keneda of Lincolnton, NC; two grandsons: Kieth Adkins and Pastor Jeffery Adkins of Dobson, NC; three great granddaughters: Donna Kay, Vickie, and Hannah Nichole Adkins of Dobson, NC; two great grandsons: Brandon and Cayden Keneda of Lincolnton, NC; a great-great granddaughter, Eliana Avila of Dobson, NC; and a great-great-grandson, Kenny Tolbert of Dobson, NC. Also left to love and cherish his memory is a special friend, Carolyn Bowman of Tazewell, VA as well as a host of other dear relatives and friends.
The family would also like to extend a special thanks to Sandra Prater of Mullensville.
Friends may gather with the family on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the Calfee Funeral Home Chapel in Pineville from 4 to 5p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held with Pastor Michael Knotts and Pastor Jeffery Adkins officiating.
To honor his wishes, he will be cremated following the service.
He was a loving dad that may be gone from our sight but will never be gone from our hearts.