TDLA learned today that former TDLA President, R. Hunter Cagle, died on March 4, 2014. Those of us who met Hunter really appreciated his kind demeanor and enjoyed his caring nature. Our condolences to his wife, Judy, who always provided great support to TDLA; they would have celebrated 53 years of marriage on March 18.
Hunter was an active member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as an elder and Sunday school class teacher. He also served in the Presbytery of East Tennessee on several divisions and was a member of the General Council during 2002-13. He served in the Navy during the Korean War, disrupting his college years of University of Tennessee, where he received his B.S. in business administration and his jurisprudence degree in 1957. He served as a law clerk in Nashville and in July 1959, Hunter was appointed assistant U.S. Attorney in Nashville. In 1965, he returned to Knoxville and practiced law for 26 years with Poore, Cox, Baker and McAuley. In 1987, he joined Kennerly, Montgomery and Finley and retired from practice in 2004.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Heritage, Heart and Hope Capital Campaign, 620 State Street, Knoxville, TN 37902. Online condolences may be sent to www.rosemortuary.com