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Obituary for Ross Eric Hunter

Ross Eric Hunter, (76), of Franklin, North Carolina, went home to Jesus on April 6, 2023.

Ross, aka Eric, Dad, Grandpa, Pops, Great Grandpa, was the third son born January 19, 1947, to Reese and Jane Hunter, in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Ross showered his family and friends with love and laughter. He relocated with his family to Florida in 1977, then to North Carolina in 2020. He spent most of his career working in Management – from retail to a shell mine to fast food. Most recently he worked at the Iotla Recycling Center…no matter what he did it was with a smile and kind heart.

Ross is survived by his loving wife Peggy, his brothers Buck (Mary) and Randy (Linda), daughters Kelly Hunter and Tracy (Matt) Nelson, his grandchildren Brian (Mia) Knight, Sean (Lauren) Knight, Erin (Cameron Holt) Knight, Adam Nelson, and Gabby Nelson, and great grandson Hunter Knight. He was predeceased by his parents, Reese and Jane.

Ross loved Jesus, America, his family, and his friends. He liked to play as hard as he worked. He liked to travel, scuba dive, snorkel, and enjoy time with family and friends. He always had a smile and positive attitude. His favorite sports teams were the Ruskin Christian Warriors and the Providence Christian Knight (the teams his grandchildren played on).

The family is planning a “Celebration of Life” service later. The family will be building a weir in the branch in his honor so he will always be close by.

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Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.