Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Obituaries

March 31, 2014

Philip R. Hunter Jr.

CROSSVILLE — June 13, 1931—March 29, 2014

After a five-year battle with cancer, Philip R. Hunter Jr., 82, went to be with his beloved Savior. He was at home surrounded by his wife of 61 years, his children and his grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at Central Baptist Church today, April 1. Viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., with funeral services following at 11 a.m. Burial will be at City Cemetery following the service.  

Phil was a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer followed by a career in government for Naval Aviation Service Unit (NAESU). He and Fran traveled extensively, but mostly enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

For the last 26 years as members of Central Baptist Church, their lives revolved around serving others and watching the church grow.

Phil is survived by his wife, Fran; daughter, Vicki Carlson (Worth) of Crossville; daughter, Lyssa Hunter Perry (Andy) of Bristol, TN; grandchildren, Cameron, Kendrick, Kolbe and Karah Perry; son, Steven Hunter of Berryville, AR; grandchildren, Erin Hunter (US Coast Guard, Seattle, WA), Keith Hunter (Jamy) of Fayetteville, AR; great-grandchildren, Bailey and Kali Hunter; sister, Pam Dyerson of San Diego, CA; and many nieces and nephews.

Phil was preceded in death by his father, Philip R. Hunter Sr.; his mother, Marguerite DiPiero; and sister, Marty Gaboury.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Cumberland County, 30 East Adams St., Crossville, or Central Baptist Church Youth Program, Crossville.

Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.

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