Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Eric Hungarter

Eric Hungarter, 52, of Albemarle, NC, passed away Tuesday December 12, 2017. His memorial service will be 4 PM on Saturday December 16, 2017 in the Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care Chapel with Rev. Matthew Kirkpatrick officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 3 PM until 4 PM prior to the service.

Eric was born on March 27, 1965 in Endwell, NY, and was the son of the late Elwood Hungarter and Ruth Aston Hungarter. He was a General Manager with Big Rock Sports in Hamlet, NC and he attended Cross Community Church.

Mr. Hungarter is survived by his wife Karen Tucker Hungarter of the home. Other survivors include two sons Ethan Charles Hungarter and Mason Patrick Hungarter both of Mooresville, NC, and his children Caleb, Isabella and Victoria of the home, a brother Elwood Hungarter and wife Donna of PA, two sisters May Gumble and husband Carmen and Lenore Ladouceur both of NY. Eric was preceded in death by a brother Chuck Hungarter.


  • Lori Posted December 13, 2017 12:55 pm

    Karen, I am so sorry for your loss. You and the family will be in my prayers.

  • Edie Tedeschi Posted December 13, 2017 3:06 pm

    Words cannot express how sorry and sad I am to hear that Eric is no longer with us. We were classmates and friends from kindergarten on. He’s laugh will live forever in my heart. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Sincerely, Edie Tedeschi

  • Anthony and Diane Warner Posted December 13, 2017 4:15 pm

    Tony and I went to high school with Eric. Great guy. Prayers for peace, strength and courage.

  • Angel Posted December 13, 2017 8:28 pm

    Karen you and your family are in my heart and prayers. Eric was such a wonderful man and he will truly be missed.

  • derrick Posted December 13, 2017 9:59 pm

    I had the pleasure of working with Eric at Big Rock Sports he was funny kind and caring just a great guy to be around my thought and prayers are with the family during this time gods speed and god bless

  • Jessica Loncarevic Posted December 14, 2017 2:19 am

    I worked with Eric as a co manager at Rite Aides Distribution Center. During that time I lost my first husband and became a widow. Eric was one of the few people who could still bring a smile to my face. He had an energy that drawed you in and such a contagious smile and laugh! I am deeply saddened for your loss and I know no words will comfort you during this time but know that I am praying for your family. I was very angry with God at one point but there is a verse that after several months brought me comfort. “Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again, and you will rejoice, and no one will be able to take away your joy.” You will see Eric again, imagine him saying this to you now.

  • Lori gaetano Posted December 14, 2017 6:10 am

    So sorry to hear this sad news.

  • May Aston Posted December 14, 2017 6:11 am

    So sorry for your loss. I am May Aston, Eric”s cousin. I didn’t realize you lived so close to me. I am in Charlotte.

  • Dontavious and Vita Dixon Posted December 14, 2017 6:31 am

    So Sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers to the family.

  • Debra Bumgarner Posted December 14, 2017 7:43 am

    So sorry for your loss.Got to know Eric at RiteAid he was a nice up beat guy!My Prayers go out to the family.

  • Crystal Hatley Posted December 14, 2017 8:48 am

    Karen, you are supported and loved more than you can imagine. Please know your office family is praying for you and thinking of you. Please reach out if you need anything.

  • Jon Posted December 14, 2017 8:49 am

    I am thankful that I had several opportunities to work with Eric at Big Rock Sports. His smile and easy-going demeanor made difficult tasks seem easier. I will miss working with him. I can only hope that your fond memories of Eric will help you get through these difficult times.

  • Rhonda Johnson Posted December 14, 2017 8:58 am

    I had the opportunity of working with Eric at Rite Aid. He was a wonderful manger but a truly beautiful person. He also had a beautiful spirit. He will definitely be missed. So sorry for the family’s loss. Praying for the family.

  • Julie Cockayne Post Posted December 14, 2017 9:51 am

    I am deeply stunned hearing the news of Eric’s passing. I’ve know him since I moved to Endwell at the beginning of JR High School. What a bright light he was. Always with a laugh and that great smile. I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this devastating time.

  • Connie Sansone Posted December 14, 2017 11:04 am

    So sorry to hear this. Praying for his family!!

  • Fred Rohwedder Posted December 14, 2017 11:04 am

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. I am an outside sales rep for Big Rock sports and met Eric when he joined the company. I thought he was a super nice guy and I had great respect for the job he did at Big Rock. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Yvonne Simpson Posted December 14, 2017 11:25 am

    I worked with Eric at Big Rock Sports. He was a wonderful person. His smile and enthusiasm will be greatly missed. My prayers and thoughts are with the family.

  • Rosita Delia Posted December 14, 2017 1:11 pm

    I am guessing but believe I first met Eric when he was 2 years old. To me, Eric was the adorable, sweet little brother of my friend Lenore. For a time during our childhood, Eric’s home was like my second home and one I loved to visit. It was made wonderful by Lenore, Eric, their other brothers and sisters and the best chocolate chip cookies I have had in my life. I am so sorry for the family’s loss.

  • June Winfree Posted December 14, 2017 1:32 pm

    Karen, I’m so sorry for your loss. There are really no words that can take away the pain of grief, but please know we love you and are praying for you.

  • Yussif Yahya Posted December 14, 2017 8:23 pm

    I remember when my dad pass away back in May . ERIC told my supervisor Jay, to notify me that I can travel back to Africa to visit my family and anytime I return from my trip the Job is still going to be available. That shows how wonderful and appreciative he was to we the employees .We LOVE YOU ERIC , but GOD love you the most . REST WELL.

  • Janeau Mulkey Posted December 15, 2017 9:08 am

    My prayers go out to you and your family. Eric will be missed, he had such a good way about him, always
    helpful, always courteous, we have lost a part of our family here at Big Rock Sports.

  • Chasity Gladden Posted December 15, 2017 10:21 am

    I had the pleasure of working with Eric starting in August at Big Rock Sports in Hamlet. Not a day went by that he did not greet me and ask if everything was going okay. I noticed that he always treated everyone as if they were family and never made anyone feel as if he was better than them. He always had a very contagious smile on his face and energy unlike anyone I have ever seen. When we received the news about his passing everyone was and still is, in complete disbelief . He touched so many hearts here and also mine in my short time knowing him. I am praying for all of his family and also for peace and understanding during this hard time. Thank you Eric for being such an amazing person.

    With greatest sympathy,

  • Pat & Tom Warren Posted December 15, 2017 3:20 pm

    Eric went to school with our Daughter, Melinda. I always remember his smile. Sending prayers to his family.

  • Cathy Posted December 15, 2017 3:42 pm

    To the Hungarter Family and Eric’s Wife and Family,
    I was saddened to hear of Eric’s passing, My Dad, Glenn Brunges, and Elwood were cousins. Keep the good memories close to your heart today and always. May he rest in peace.

  • Joe ritchie Posted December 15, 2017 6:35 pm

    God bless you Karen, during these dark days just remember He is able to carry all our burdens!

  • Tina Henderson Posted December 15, 2017 10:29 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. May God give you comfort and peace during this time and always. I had the pleasure of working with Eric at Big Rock Sports. Such a uplifting spirit he always had. He is going to be missed by the Big Rock Family. May God Bless you all.

  • Mike Cawley Posted December 16, 2017 1:15 pm

    My sincerest condolences. I knew Eric kindergarten as we were I many classes together through graduation and traveled in many if the same circles. We had the pleasure of seeing Eric again after college graduation in June of 1988 when he was in town with some other classmates that were in town at that time. May god comfort you and your family in time of need.

  • The Heiligenthaler’s Posted December 16, 2017 2:03 pm

    Keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Jessica Posted January 16, 2018 8:23 am

    Eric was a great person and wonderful to work with. I am deeply sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I have never met a more kind, generous, compassionate person. Eric, you are missed tremendously!

Add Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Stanly overwhelmingly met or exceeded our family’s expectations. Family and friends both expressed how thoughtful, caring and professional they were. We’re glad you’re in Locust!


We never felt hurried or rushed in any way even though they had other funerals that day.  Everyone at Stanly Funeral Home made us feel like we were family and did everything they could for us in this most trying time in our lives.


Everyone went out of their way to make sure that every detail was good with me.  Their kindness, patience and love they show is superior.  Stephen Aldridge and his ENTIRE staff are the best.


The whole staff was wonderful but Stephen Aldridge was excellent, even sending us a note one month later.