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Earl W. “Bill” Hunter, Jr., age 79, of Arlington Dr., Pymatuning Twp., Greenville, passed away Wednesday evening, July 19, 2023 in the Lakes at Jefferson.

He was born in Sharon, PA on January 26, 1944 to Earl W. Hunter, Sr. and Pearl G. (Means) Hunter. Bill was a 1963 graduate of Reynolds High School and served as a medic in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corp. and also served two years in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. He was employed from 1967-1992 at the former Sharon Steel Corp. and retired from Winner Steel in 2012.

Bill was a member of First Baptist Church, Greenville and was a former member of Greencrest Baptist Church, Transfer, where he served as a Sunday School Teacher and Deacon. In addition, he was a Cub Scout Webelo Leader and he was an avid fisherman. He is survived by his sister; Shirley Decker of Sheakleyville and four grandchildren; Matty Hunter, Jessica Hunter, Alyssa Hunter and Alexia Hunter. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters.

A Private Memorial Service will be held in Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville. Greenville VFW Post #3374 Honor Guard will render military honors at the end of the service. Inurnment will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hermitage.

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13 Comments

  1. Bubba Macalea Bubba Macalea
    July 22, 2023    

    Bill was a regular at my barber shop for a few years before he moved to the nursing home. I always greatly enjoyed our visits in the shop and hearing his stories. He will be missed. I’m grateful I got to know Bill.

  2. Jeri Lynn VonCannon Dunn Jeri Lynn VonCannon Dunn
    July 22, 2023    

    SANDY & BILLY,
    I am so sorry to hear about YOUR DADDY!! He will always have a special place in my heart and I’m thankful for the time we spent at Uncle David’s house even if it was short! I got the tightest hug and I’ll always have those fun memories when we came to PA!! I know my momma is happy to see him!! SANDY & BILLY, We love you and will continue to pray for you!! I know he was so proud of you SANDY & BILLY and his son-in-law, ARTIE MOORE, who he loved as well and had an amazing bond with! Uncle Bill was so loved, especially by his CHILDREN, SANDY & BILLY HUNTER❤️ Not to mention all the other family members like CAROL LEE and DOTTIE who were at his bedside! Until we meet again Uncle Bill, you can finally REST and suffer no more! I know you’re “living it up” as I’m typing my words!! Give my momma a hug for me!❤️

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    July 22, 2023    

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  4. Sandra Hunter Sandra Hunter
    July 22, 2023    

    As His Oldest Daughter Sandra, I am Heartbroken by His passing. Not Only was Daddy My Hero, but My Heart. I will Greatly Miss our talks, and hearing You call Me “Baby Girl.” I am So Very Thankful that he came To Our Wedding, and walked Me down the aisle. I am So Grateful for the Love and Bond He shared with My Husband.. And that He spent time with his Family in North Carolina. No Man had Greater Love in His Heart for ALL His Friends and True Family. He has left a Special place in Our hearts filled with So Many Wonderful Memories That can never be taken AWAY Fly high with The Angels Daddy.. And I am Thankful to God He has finally Granted You Peace. I cannot speak for My Brother Bill, but I know in my Heart of. Hearts How Very Proud You were of Him. We will Carry You in Our Hearts And Love You ALWAYS ❤️And to His Ex wife Maria Helena Munoz ( Mary Helen Hunter) God Blessed Him with Two Children Sandra Lynn And Earl W. Jr. And GOD AND THE WORLD KNOWS IT.

  5. Susan Susan
    July 22, 2023    

    So sorry for your loss.

  6. Anonymous Anonymous
    July 22, 2023    

    Sandy & Billy I am so sorry for the loss of YOUR DADDY Bill.. He loved you both more than words can say. I’m so sorry you along with ALL his grandchildren were left out of the obituary and were not granted permission to attend his memorial.. Prayers for strength and comfort during this difficult time and the days to come. Keep his memories close to your heart because no one can take that away.

  7. Joanne Valentine Young Joanne Valentine Young
    July 22, 2023    

    Sandy and Billy, you have my deepest condolences on Bill’s passing. As a decades long friend of the family and the group of men and their families from Sharon Steel, I am sorry not to be able to pay my respects to him at this time. I am glad that you, Sandy, got to have him walk you down the aisle. I hope you all remember that he is always watching over you and he loved you and your family so much. RIP Bill…..you fought long and hard and earned your angel wings.

  8. Donna Hunter Donna Hunter
    July 22, 2023    

    Sandy,
    I’m so sorry for your loss
    He will be deeply missed

  9. Bobbie Bobbie
    July 23, 2023    

    To All if Bill’s family

    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I cared for him at assisted living. I will miss his smile and his hugs. Always more concerned about the the staff than about himself, he was always grateful for any help offered to him.
    Until we meet again, my friend.

  10. Jim & Lorie Mitchell Jim & Lorie Mitchell
    July 23, 2023    

    Earl was a great friend and brother in Christ. We enjoyed breakfasts’ before we went to clean church every week and appreciated each other’s company. We had good times fishing. He was always thoughtful in all things, a very giving person. He always shared his heart and concerns. A wonderful man of God. We will miss him but know that he is rejoicing and receiving the peace and comfort of Jesus.

  11. Ann Ann
    July 24, 2023    

    I am so very happy for you Bill. You finally have the peace that was so selfishly stolen from you the last couple years of life. Praise God for your eternal rest. God bless and comfort your children

  12. Robert, Regina & Rebecca Wyant Robert, Regina & Rebecca Wyant
    July 27, 2023    

    Earl was a true man after God’s heart. My family was blessed to have him in our lives and we called him family. He was the kindest man and his love for his friends and his family had no bounds. Earl also had a love of fishing and we would spend time every Sunday at church over coffee and hot coca before the service talking about fishing. He was my friend and to me he was family and we miss him dearly. Earl was the kind of guy that when he showed up to go fishing with you he came with sandwiches and cookies to feed everyone and bottled water. He neve came empty handed. I will always cherish my time with him fishing on Pymatuning Lake. His greatest day was when he reconnected with his daughter Sandy and going to see her, oh the joy he had to be at her wedding. He called us so many times just over joyed. Earl left a foot print in this world that can never be filled but most importantly he touched more lives then he could imagine. His love of God and his faith will be carried in others that he touched. Earls life had so much meaning as a servant of God. I know when he entered the gates of Heaven God said to Earl….. well done my good and faithful son! We love and miss Earl and will treasure him always. The Wyant Family

  13. Judy Kukol Judy Kukol
    August 2, 2023    

    Sandy and Billy,
    So sorry to hear of Earl’s passing. He was one of the good guys. I am sure he and Terry are having fun looking down on us and sharing their fishing stories. I remember how much he loved his family!

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