Hunter Thomson Lord, son of Larry Lord and the late Shannon Miller Lord, and stepson of Peggy Walton-Walker, was an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves. He supported his team religiously and made Braves fans of all those around him to the extent that when he cheered the Braves to the World Series and on to win baseball's World Championship, everyone said that now Hunter could die and go to heaven. He did just that Sunday December 5, 2021, at the age of 45.
Hunter was a lifelong resident of Atlanta, Georgia, and died at Piedmont Hospital in the same building where he had been born. He was afflicted with the genetic disease, myotonic dystrophy, which has run through his mother's family for generations. Both Shannon, and Hunter's brother, Ashby Lord, predeceased him with complications of the same disease. Hunter struggled valiantly to survive with this progressive malady but had a will to live that kept him going despite his deteriorating muscles.
Hunter graduated from Woodward Academy in 1995, where he was the manager of the baseball team. He was a brilliant statistician and worked at his father's architectural firm, Lord Aeck Sargent for over 20 years keeping records and running errands and was considered "a bright light and the heart of the firm". In 2012, he began working for Camp Twin Lakes "tallying donations, cheering on the golfers at the tournament, and keeping all the details of the donor database clean". One of Hunter's favorite endeavors was March Madness, when he organized competitive bracketology far and wide. Hunter leaves behind many friends and fans. He is already being missed greatly.
The Celebration of Life for Hunter Lord service will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, December 11, 2021, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 435 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia and livestreamed at https://www.stlukesatlanta.org/celebration-of-lifehunter-lord/
The former CEO of Camp Twin Lakes summed up what many express. "I learned so much about goodness from Hunter".
Remembrances may be donated to the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation's Hunter Fund (myotonic.org) or Camp Twin Lakes (camptwinlakes.org).