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Charles "Kojak" Panter, Sr.
May 12, 2023
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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Charles "Kojak" Panter, Sr. on May 12, 2023, at the age of 70, in Gaston, South Carolina. Charles was born on October 20, 1952, in Munich, Germany, to Lucie and Jack Dempsey Panter. He was a jack of all trades and a master of them all!
Charles served in the United States Army. After his medical discharge from the Army, he owned a dog kennel, drove a taxi, worked as an auctioneer, delivered newspapers, worked on the railroad, cut trees, and did just about everything else under the sun!
Charles had a personality that could light up a room. He never met a stranger and always had a joke or a funny story to share. He was a fisherman, traveler, and an expert bargain hunter. You could always find him at garage sales and auctions, looking for a great deal.
Charles is survived by his loving wife, Pamela Mack Panter; his daughter, Sandra Panter; daughters-in-law, Jennifer Panter (Tyrone), Missy Panter (CJ) and Jessica Panter (Bobby); his brother, Roland Panter; 20 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren; and best buddy, Danny Evans. He was predeceased by sons, Arnold (Bobby) Panter, Charles Jack Panter, Jr. (CJ), Tyrone Jack Panter, and Michael Anthony Panter and his parents.
A funeral service for Charles will be held at Barr-Price Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel, at 2 pm on Wednesday, May 17, 2023. Let's give Charles a proper send-off and celebrate his life with laughter and joy. Rest in peace, Kojak, and keep them laughing up there!