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Samuel F. Hunter, Jr.

Born: Thu., Jun. 23, 1949
Died: Sat., Nov. 24, 2012

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Samuel F. Hunter, Jr., 63, of St. Johns, FL, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2012 at his home.
A native of Cumberland County, Kentucky, Hunter was born June 23, 1949, to Samuel F. Hunter (deceased) and Dorothy Spear Hunter. He was a graduate of Bowling Green High School and Western Kentucky University.
He served his country as a sergeant in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1970 in Manheim, Germany. He returned to Bowling Green, KY after military service, attended college and worked for the U.S. Postal Service. He retired from CSX Transportation (formerly L&N Railroad) in 2011, after having worked with the company since 1974, managing customer service operations in three locations: Bowling Green, KY, Lavergne, TN, and Jacksonville, FL.

Hunter was an avid outdoorsman and expert marksman. He enjoyed traditional archery, hunting, hiking, camping, fishing, muzzle loading, U.S. and world history, reading, and telling stories. He was most himself in the woods and could always find his way home without getting panicky. Quoting Daniel Boone, Hunter said, I got a might turned around a time or two, but I never got lost.

He was a member of First Christian Church, Jacksonville, FL, and Western Kentucky University Veterans on Campus, a life member of the National Rifle Association, Traditional Bow Hunters of Florida, North Florida Archers, Stump Bluff Militia & Possum Branch Backwoodsmen, and the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association.

He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Amy Pace Hunter, St. Johns, FL; three children Major Samuel F. Hunter III, USAR and his wife, Angela Hunter, of Glasgow, KY; Sarah Hunter-Smith, and her husband, Denny Smith, of Atlanta, GA; and Lieutenant Commander Nathaniel L. Hunter, USN and his wife, Adriana Hunter, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; five grandchildren, Samuel F. Hunter IV, Glasgow, KY, Turner Jackson and Kathlyn Samantha Ruth Smith, Atlanta, GA, and Noah Robert and Jonah Elijah Hunter, Palm Beach Gardens, FL; his mother, Dorothy Spear Hunter, and his sister, Melody Kitchens, both of Bowling Green, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Funeral Service will be Wednesday, November 28, at 2:00 P.M. at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Burkesville, KY. Visitation will be from 4 P.M. until 7 P.M. on Tuesday, November 29, 2012 at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Marrowbone Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if you prefer, please donate to the Wounded Warrior Project or the American Cancer Society.

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Trey Thomas
   Posted Mon November 26, 2012
Sir, I had the pleasure of working with Sam after I retired from the Military. He was a nice man who didn't mind helping us new hires learn the RR ways. He and I spent hours talking weapons. He was very knowledgeable and helped me pick out a few choices for my collection. I will miss the conversations. Not many think like myself and Sam. God Bless, Be safe out there.

Bruce Peterson
   Posted Mon November 26, 2012
I am truly sorry for your loss. It has been told to me that we start dying the day we are born into this world. He touched the lives of many people and will be remembered for some time.


Anita Smith
   Posted Mon November 26, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss and want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sam was a wonderful grand-father and our hearts go out to the grand-children as well.

Renee Stratton
   Posted Tue November 27, 2012
We are so sorry to hear of your loss, know that we are thinking of you and your family and you all are in our prayers. God bless. The Stratton family.

Sheila Jones
   Posted Tue November 27, 2012
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I know he will be greatly missed. We all think about you often. You and your family are in our prayers and thoughts.

Dennis Graven
   Posted Tue November 27, 2012
We were so sorry to hear about Sam and we want to assure you that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Beverly Montgomery
   Posted Tue November 27, 2012
So sorry for your loss, God be with you all.Pej11X

Bobby Scott
   Posted Wed November 28, 2012
Sammy- Rest in peace. I had lost contact with you since the days of the VOC and Western Ky University. I too was a native of Cumberland County like yourself. At WKU you and I shared many stories about Cumberland County. Again, my condolences to the family.

Bobby Wayne Scott

William Dykstra
   Posted Wed November 28, 2012
I will never forget our Rendezvous times. Sam was a unique and terrific person. My sympathy to you and your family.

Kathy Daily
   Posted Wed November 28, 2012
Hunter Family,

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May your memories and faith bring you comfort at this difficult time.

Kathy and Red Daily
Mt Washington KY

Alex And Penny Levy
   Posted Fri November 30, 2012
We are so sorry for the untimely loss of Sam. Our neighborhood will not be the same without him here. We will miss seeing him wave as he drove his red truck drive by, and we will miss our chats by the mailbox. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Sherri Wilson-taylor
   Posted Wed December 05, 2012
Miss Dorothy and Family,

We were so very saddened to hear about your loss of Sammy. Mom has pictures of us playing together as children. Please know that all of you are in our prayers and thoughts in the diffuclt days ahead.

Love to all,
Sherri, Elizabeth and Family