Rev. David Miller, son-in-law, officiated at the services. Burial followed in Powell Cemetery in Lafayette, with military rites.
Rev. Hunter died on Friday, October 14, 2005, at 1:10 a.m., in Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville, following a long illness.
Rev. Hunter was born on November 6, 1931, in Trigg County. He was the son of the late Roy and Pauline McBride Hunter.
Rev. Hunter was a retired Baptist Minister, with 34 years of service; was a U.S. Army Veteran, having served in the Korean War and was a Purple Heart recipient; and was a member of the Locust Grove Baptist Church in Trigg County.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Valerie Leigh Renfroe in March 1999; two brothers, Charles Hunter and Larry Hunter; and a sister, Winnie Hunter Skinner.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years and five months, Marie Major Hunter of Cadiz; two daughters, Sandra Lane Miller of Bowling Green, and Cindy Lynn Morehead of Kevil; two brothers, Tony Hunter of Gracey, and Butch Hunter of Hopkinsville; four sisters, Dot Hunter Bagby, Nell Hunter Ortt, Jeannie Hunter Leneave, and Nancy Hunter Dunn, all of Hopkinsville; eight grandchildren, Brian Miller of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Barry Miller and Brad Miller, both of Bowling Green, Deke Reynolds, Courtney Reynolds, and Christa Reynolds, all of Kevil, Mallory Renfroe, and Keith Wayne Renfroe, both of Parsons, Tenn.; two step grandchildren, Josh Morehead, and Cody Morehead, both of Kevil; eight nephews, and 16 nieces.
Serving as pallbearers were Brian Miller, Barry Miller, Brad Miller, Deke Reynolds, and Keith Wayne Renfroe, all grandsons, Butch Hunter and Tony Hunter, both brothers, Donnie Morehead, son-in-law, Courtney Reynolds, Christa Reynolds, and Mallory Renfroe, all granddaughters.
Honorary pallbearers were fellow ministers.
Music was provided by Vicki Bridges, pianist, and Keith Renfroe, son-in-law, soloist.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Research, 3140 Parisa Drive, Paducah, KY 42003.