After World War II, John Beecher Hunter Sr. followed in the footsteps of his father and joined the funeral home. He was an active citizen in the Sparta and White County community.
J.B. proudly served as a member of the Tennessee State Board of Funeral Directors & Embalmers. In addition to being an avid walking horse enthusiast, he was president of the Rotary Club and a member of the Masonic Lodge.
J.B. and his wife, Nancy Lee, owned and operated the funeral home until his death in 1974.