Buford H. Hunt, 92, President of Hunt General Tire and Past President of the Greater Raleigh Merchant Bureau, passed away at his home on March 4, 2013. As a young man out of Pittsville, Virginia, he married his wife Lodema in July 1943. A veteran, he flew with General Chenalt’s Flying Tigers in China during WWII. In 1949, he started Hunt General Tire Company which grew into one of the largest commercial tire dealers in the state. Mr. Hunt co-founded the North Carolina Tire Dealers Ass., served on national dealer boards for Michelin Tire, General Tire, and Bandag, Inc. A Christian, his employees loved working for him and several did for over 25-30 years. He is survived by his wife, Lodema; Daughter, Becky; son, Keith and his wife Lynne. Four grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren also survive him.
His family will receive friends Thursday March 7, 2013 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Rd., Raleigh NC 27609 from 6-8 pm.
In lieu of flowers Buford’s family requests that donations be made to Hospice of Wake Co.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.BrownWynne.com