Gunter Adolf Ketchersid

September 18, 1954November 11, 2012
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Gunter Adolf Ketchersid, 58, of N. Chipley Ford Road, Statesville, died Sunday, November 11, 2012, at Iredell Memorial Hospital.

He was born September 18, 1954, in Germany and was the son of Erika Fuchs Barker and the late Junior Claud Ketchersid. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served from 1972-1976.

He is survived by a son, Brandon Ketchersid of Statesville; four daughters, Claudia Ketchersid and Samantha Beck both of Statesville, Shana Garcia of Salisbury, and Nadia Berry of Cleveland; his mother, Erika F. Barker of Willspoint, TX; two sisters, Linda Hay of Willspoint, TX and Annette Watkins of Justin, TX; and two brothers, Calvin Ketchersid of Jacksonville, NC and Eric Ketchersid of Willspoint, TX.

Memorial services will be held at 4:00 PM Saturday, November 17, 2012, in the Westmoreland Chapel of Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. John C. Parks, Jr. officiating.

The family will speak with friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 17, 2012

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Richie Williams

November 18, 2012

I worked with Gunner for many years at Epperson Lumber. I was 19 or 20 when I started and it was my first real job other than fast food and gunner made it easy on me.He taught me a lot about life and always had these sayings almost philosopher like.He'd say,"Don't sweat the small stuff and oh by the way,it's all small stuff", or "Better days tomorrow" Gunner always knew what to say to lighten the mood. I'd see him out from time to time since leaving Epperson and we always took the time to catch up with each other.He was more than a co-worker he was my friend and he will truly be missed.The next time we meet we will have a lot of catching up to do my friend,and there will always be Better days tomorrow

Richie Williams

November 18, 2012

I worked with Gunner at Epperson Lumber for many years.He was a unique individual,and always seemed to brighten everyone's day.He had a lot of sayings like,"don't sweat the small stuff and oh by the way it's all small stuff" or "Better days tomorrow".It seemed like he was a philosopher some days because he always knew what to say,to the point that everything made sense.I'd see him out from time to time since we no longer worked together and we'd always catch up and never rushed one another.We actually took the time to find out what the other was up to.I was 19 or 20 when I started a Epperson so Gunner actually taught me many things about life.He was more than a co-worker he was my friend and I will truly miss him.Next time we meet my friend we will indeed have much to catch up on.R.I.P. Gunner and there are "Better days tomorrow"


November 17, 2012

i worked with gunter at epperson lumber for 4 years....he was a great person and always made us sorry for your loss. your family is in my prayers....R.I.P "GUNNER"

Shana Garcia

November 17, 2012

Hey Dad, I just want you to know how much i love and miss you. To Dads Mother and Brothers/Sisters know that he was happy, he was the best kind of person and i thank you for sharing him with us.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home

November 17, 2012

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Rev. Lester & Drema Lambert

November 16, 2012

Gwen, Claudia, Brandon, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Gunter as a kind and gentle man, a good man who loved his family very much. Please know that you all are in our prayers. May God give you peace in your time of sorrow.

Paul Lashley

November 14, 2012

My condolences. Best wishes going forward.

Josh Smith

November 14, 2012

My condolences and prayers go to Gunter's family and friends.