Kenneth Jack Hunnicutt
MOULTRIE, GA.- Kenneth Jack Hunnicutt passed away February 14, 2020 after a hard-fought battle with Alzheimer's disease.
The family will receive friends at Cobb Funeral Chapel from 5:30-7:30PM on Sunday, February 16, 2020.
Funeral services will be held 11:00AM Monday, February 17, 2020 at Funston Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron Shiver officiating. Interment in the family plot in Funston Cemetery immediately following the service.
Casketbearers will be Phelps Hunnicutt, Wheeler Hunnicutt, Thomas Wommack, Lyndy Jones, Tim DeMott and Darrell Flowers.
Born June 4, 1936 near Norman Park, Georgia to the late Emma Jane Phelps and Robert Arthur Hunnicutt, Sr., Jack remained a true son of Colquitt County throughout his life. Jack was passionate about family and business - he was a husband, father, grandfather, banker, neighbor and friend. Jack was a gentleman farmer and a true champion of all agriculture across Southwest Georgia. Jack completed grammar and middle school at Funston and graduated from Moultrie High School in 1954. He told fond memories of football but rarely mentioned academics as supported by his report cards. He served in the US Army and returned to Moultrie and married Faustine (Tina) Jones of Mystic, GA. Starting out as - the "gopher"- at Moultrie Banking, Jack rose through the ranks from teller to executive of Citizens and Southern Bank(C&S). Jack was from an era of self-educated men with a great determination to succeed. In 1970, Jack was approached by local Moultrie business leaders to form American Banking Company (ABC), becoming its CEO and expanding the bank across South Georgia, Alabama and Florida to what is now known as Ameris Bank throughout the Southeastern United States. Jack was instrumental in developing Ameris to a publicly traded company in 1994. He retired as Chairman of Ameris in 2006. Jack was a devoted community banker and always wanted to help local "folks". He served as chairman of the Georgia Bankers Association and participated in local civic organizations as well as several statewide appointed positions. He also served as a director on several regional corporate boards. He was a life member of Funston Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. Jack was devoted to family - assisting his widowed mother from a young age as well as a lifelong commitment to his brothers and sisters and extended family. He raised and encouraged his children's independence; however, most importantly each grandchild was the "apple of his eye".
Jack is survived by his wife, Tina, son, Greg (Susan), daughter, Angie (Patrick) and son, Plenn (JoBeth); grandchildren Selden, Wythe, Phelps, Wheeler, Kilby, and Thomas; a sister, Jean Gamble, and numerous brother and sister in-laws, nieces, nephews and special friends.
Memorials to charities of your choice or if so desired to Funston Baptist Church, 142 W. Mulberry St. Funston GA. 31753.
Cobb Funeral Chapel has been entrusted with arrangements.
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Feb 20, 2020
Jack was always so gracious and helpful as my banker and friend when I was a young man with no history of credit.
His help in those early days, with car loans and funds for a mortgage and really the assurance of a knowledgeable friend meant much in my life.
I give thanks for the differences he made in my life and many other lives.
My condolences to the family.
Gil Simmons
Feb 17, 2020
Tina: I worked at Riverside When Jack made the move to the new bank. I remember the class with which he handled the move. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I have always appreciated your kindness during that time
Sheldon & Joyce Maurer
Feb 16, 2020
Sweetest Sunrise Bouquet was purchased for the family of Kenneth Jack Hunnicutt by Sheldon & Joyce Maurer.  Send flowers
Dennis W Futch
Feb 15, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Jack, May God give y'all peace, prayers going up for you.
Pamela Spurlock
Feb 15, 2020
I am saddened to hear this about Jack. My heart goes out to Tina and the family. He fought the battle well.
Dandra Norrell
Feb 15, 2020
Prayers for you all...
Mr.Jack was a true great inspiring man that taught me so much in the year i met him and took care of him. No more suffering BOSS MAN I WILL LOVE YOU AND CHERISH OUR MEMORIES FOREVER
Viola Ladson
Feb 14, 2020
Sincere sympathy from the Ladson family.