Donald Hunter, age 84, of Somerset, KY., departed this life on Tuesday August 8, 2017 at his residence after a prolonged illness. He will be missed by all.
Donald was born on February 20, 1933 in Seymour, IN to the late Charles and Ruby Foster Hunter Horton. He worked for Eastern Airlines and was an Air Craft Technician for twenty eight years at Kentucky State Tech, a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force, and a deacon at Southside Church of Christ. He received the Charles Taylor Mechanics Award and also the 50 year Federal Aviation Award.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia “Pat” Louise Wadsworth Hunter; one daughter, Cynthia (and James Albert) Hatcher of Somerset, KY; one son, Patrick Neil Hunter (and Joyce White) of Somerset, KY; several grandchildren, Shelden Lee Hatcher, Sarah Hunter Stevens, Christopher Hunter, Trisha Hunter, Michael Hunter and Lisa Marie Hunter all of Somerset; great grandchildren, Dylan Hatcher, Tristan Hatcher, Meredith Hatcher, Haley Whitt, Zoe Stevens, Carson Hunter and Peyton Poe; a brother, Charles Hunter of IN; a sister, Sandra Patscott of FL; two half brothers, Michael Horton of IN and Tony Horton of IN; and a half-sister, Janet Butler of IN.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Christopher Jon Hunter; an infant son, Donald Gene Hunter; and one step-brother, Kenneth Horton.
Visitation will be on Friday, August 11, 2017 from 12:00pm until 2:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.
His funeral service will follow on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 2:00pm at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Shawn Bain, Donnie Alexander and David Phelps officiating. Burial will be at Lakeside Memorial Gardens. Donald’s grandchildren will serve as pallbearers; Sarah Hunter Stevens, Shelden Hatcher, Christopher Hunter, Trisha Hunter, Michael Hunter and Lisa Hunter. Military Honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post #38 Honor Guard.
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Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Donald Hunter.