Robert D. Hunter, 89, a longtime resident of Medina, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2013. He joined the love of his life, Betty Dale who he met during the sixth grade. They were married 67 years. He was born April 29, 1924 in Wadsworth, the late Wayne F. and Mabel E. (Rothacker) Hunter.
Robert was a dairy and beef farmer for 35 years. He was a longtime member of Poe United Methodist Church, where he was a former Sunday school teacher, superintendent and board member. He was also a Montville Township Trustee. Robert served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps aboard the USS Essex, as a Staff Sargent.
Robert is survived by his loving children, Mark (Cindy) Hunter of Houston, Texas and Gwen (David) Carlson of Chardon; his dearest grandchildren, Kristin (Edward) Yeomans, Paul (Jenny) Carlson and Derek Alan Carlson; his great grandchildren, Livia Priscilla Yeomans and Edward Carlson Yeomans; and his dear brother, Howard (Diana) Hunter of Medina.
He is preceded in death by his brothers, Gerald and Claude Hunter; and sisters, Lovina Orr and Mirian Cleckner.
Services will be held Friday, September 20, 2013, at 12 Noon, at the Poe United Methodist Church, 6712 Wadsworth Road, Medina, with Reverend James Patterson officiating. Burial will follow at Poe Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 10 A.M., until the time of service at the church.
Contributions may be made to Poe United Methodist Church at the above address.
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