A St. Petersburg native who graduated from Northeast High School. After high school, Gunter enlisted in the United States Army where he completed tours of duty in Panama, Grenada, and Saudi Arabia. He completed studies at Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service and Discovery Bible Institute. He has worked at the funeral home since 1978. Gunter is actively involved in the community through his involvement with Bethel AME Church’s homeless breakfast ministry, Feed Tampa Bay, United Free & Accepted Masons of the World, Inc., Order of the Eastern Star. He is a member of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. His hobbies include camping, reading, surfing, swimming, and spending time with his grandchildren.