Rev. Gary Kent Huntsinger, age 80, of Fontana Lane, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, March 1, 2021 while at Wendover Hospice. He was born April 2, 1940, in Gaston County.
Rev. Huntsinger was a veteran of the United States Army. He attended Fruitland Baptist Bible College. He also attended Luther Rice Seminary where he earned his Doctorate of Divinity. Rev. Huntsinger pastored five churches, including Rock Springs Baptist – Blacksburg, SC, Beulah Baptist – Vale, Shady Brook Baptist – Charlotte, Pisgah Baptist – Casar, and Walker’s Chapel Baptist Church – Morganton.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lorene Self Humphries; stepfather, Marion Humphries; father, Nesbit Huntsinger; and brothers, Ronald Humphries, and Hans Huntsinger.
Left to cherish his memory are his devoted wife of 62 years, Mary Frances Canipe Huntsinger; son, Rev. Wade Hampton Huntsinger (T.C.); daughter, Cathy Rebecca Dwyer (Sean); sister, Judy Davis (Ronald); grandchildren, Trent Whitley (Kelli), Matt Whitley (Nora), Bethany Whitley Helms (Dallas), Christie Drozdowski (David), and Chad Hampton Huntsinger (Samme); 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, March 5, 2021 at Waco Baptist Church with Rev. Wade Huntsinger and Rev. Jerry Lail officiating.
His family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:45 PM prior to the service at the church. Face coverings and social distancing will be required.
Interment will follow at Capernaum Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Cleveland Hospice, 951 Wendover Heights Dr, Shelby, NC 28150.
Condolences may be made to www.carpentersfuneralhome.net