Derek W. Hunter, senior funeral director and embalmer, started his career at the age of 16 in his native Thomasville, Georgia. Upon graduating from Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, GA, in 1993, he moved to Charlotte, NC where he began, his loved profession of serving others, in the historical home at 727 E. Morehead Street. Over the years, Derek has served thousands of families in the Charlotte and Mecklenburg County area. He is a member of The National Funeral Directors Association and The North Carolina Funeral Directors Association. Although, Derek’s passion is helping families in their most difficult hours, he enjoys cooking, entertaining family and friends, camping and most anything outdoors.
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