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David G. Hunter

Friday, February 10, 2012

David G. Hunter, 93, Brazil passed away Feb. 8, 2012, at Cobblestone Crossing. He was born May 7, 1918 in Clay County the son of John "Stick" Hunter and Mae Comparon Hunter. He graduated from Brazil High School and lived all his life in Brazil. He started work at an early age with a small wagon delivering newspapers for The Brazil Times. He later worked at Bedwell Tire. Dave and his brother Jack Hunter built and co-owned Hunter Tire Service and later Dave began his own company known as Hunter Oil Co. Inc., where he worked for over 65 years as a Phillips 66 Petroleum jobber.

Dave was always active in his community and belonged to various organizations including Exchange Club, Elks Lodge, V.F.W. Post 1127, 40/8 Club, Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute, and American Legion Post #2. He was very active in the American Legion Post, serving as Commander of the Color Honor guard for many years. He was also the last man of his Last Mans ritual club.

Mr. Hunter served as Mayor of Brazil from 1980-1984. He was very proud to have served as mayor and worked hard to improve the City of Brazil.

Dave was a devoted member of the First Christian Church and had served as a trustee, deacon and elder for many years.

Dave married the love of his life, Margueritte Miller Hunter on Dec. 24, 1941. Just a few weeks after their marriage he began service to his country in the U.S. Army in the European Theater during WWII. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mae Hunter; his beloved wife Margueritte passed away in 1988; one brother Jack Hunter and one sister Florence Hill.

Survivors include his daughter and son in law, Suzy and John Kyle, Terre Haute; three grandsons, John David "J.D" Kyle and wife Amy, Greenwood, Ind., Jason R. Kyle Fishers, Ind., and Kraig A. Kyle of Dallas, TX; two great-grandchildren, Ashley E. Kyle and Landon O. Kyle; one nephew Jack R. Hunter and a great-nephew, J.B. Hunter of Brazil.

Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m., at Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave., with Pastor Chris Gregg officiating. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn with military graveside honors.

Visitation will be Sunday from 4-8 p.m., and again Monday prior to services. Donations may be made to the First Christian Church or to a memorial of choice. Light a candle in his memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.