Willard Glenn Hunter, 94, was born September 6, 1927 in Sears, Florida, a son of the late Colon P. Hunter and Ruth Clary Hunter. He died Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at The Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, SC after a brief illness. He was a devoted and loving husband of 68 years to Betty Milhouse Hunter.
He is the father of two daughters, Jean Marie Hunter Covington of Aiken, SC and Mrs. Paul (Amy Ruth Hunter) Wanninger of N. Augusta, SC, grandfather to four grandsons; Matthew Paul (Christy) Wanninger of N. Augusta, David Hunter Wanninger, and Stuart Louis Wanninger of N. Augusta, and Hunter Weatherly Covington of Aiken, SC. He was blessed with two great-grandchildren; Waverly Ruth Wanninger and Maddux Leaman Wanninger of N. Augusta, SC. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Patricia Zeigler of Fairfax, SC and Mrs. Francine Smiley of Varnville, SC, sisters-in-law Mrs. Sara Hunter from Hampton, SC, and Janice Milhouse (Johnny) Brunson of Orangeburg, and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers; James Marion Hunter and C.P. (Hoot) Hunter, Jr. and, sister, Genevieve Hunter Muckenhirn, his son-in-law Colin Weatherly Covington, and his grandson, David Hunter Wanninger.
Mr. Hunter graduated high school in Franklin, NC. He was in the U.S. Army stationed in the State of Washington from 1946-1947. He was an accountant and was employed with Hygrade Food Products and with Stone Container Corp for many years retiring in 1993. He was an active and founding member of Northside Baptist Church, a former Sunday School teacher and Deacon.
The loves of his life were his Lord Jesus Christ and Northside Baptist Church, his much beloved wife, spending time with his family at Edisto Beach, the Atlanta Braves, and his computer.
A service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 2:00 pm at Northside Baptist Church with Dr. Shane Stutzman officiating assisted by Reverend Jim Parnell. Graveside services will be at Crestlawn Memorial Gardens, Columbia Road, Orangeburg, SC.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Wanninger, Stuart Wanninger, Hunter Covington, John Brunson, Rob Zeigler, Shelby Bolen, and Russ Mixon. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Cornerstone Sunday School class of Northside Baptist Church.
Visitation will be at the church one hour before the service.
Memorials may be made to Northside Baptist Church, 1230 Columbia Rd., Orangeburg, SC 29115.
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