William “Bill” A. Hunter, age 67, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 8, 2021 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital.
He is survived by his two sons, Jason E. Hunter (Sara) and William E. Hunter; two granddaughters, Emily Hunter and Isabelle Hunter; two grandsons, Kodi Stillson and Isaiah Hunter; two great grandsons, Oliver and Brock Stillson; four step-grandchildren, D.J., Jamie, David, and Josie Perdew; sisters Pat Hunter Hooper (Tom), Jan Hunter Beougher (Rick), Connie Hunter Melton (Danny); brothers Larry Hunter (Pat), Tom Hunter; mother-in-law Mattie Sue Bryant (Sam); brothers and sisters-in-law, David Melton (Nancy), Brenda Crawford Shafer (Terry), Linda Melton Goodnight, Terry Bryant, Debbie Bryant Hickey, Pamela Bryant Heady, Jeannie Bryant Crane (Steve); and companion Karen Daughtery and Dixie.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie Hunter; and his parents Lex and Isabelle Hunter.
Bill was loved by a multitude of nieces and nephews in the family and by all those who called him “Uncle Bill.”
Bill graduated from Tri-Central High School in 1972 in Tipton County, Indiana. He worked for many years as a member of the Indiana Laborers’ Union where he honed his skills pouring and finishing concrete. He began working at Chrysler in 1994, and retired from Chrysler in November of 2008. Two months later Bill and Billie moved to their favorite area, East Tennessee.
Bill was known as a hard worker, and gave the greatest bear hugs you could ask for. His laughter and smile were infectious to everyone around him. After moving to East Tennessee, Bill and Billie became hosts to visiting family and friends who came to vacation in the area. Their home had an open door policy to all those visiting. There would be homemade biscuits, scrambled eggs, bacon, and homemade jelly on the breakfast table. They were avid fishermen and enjoyed a lot of time on the lake in their boat. Bill loved kids that weren’t his like they were his own, with never ending love.
He was a member of Kempton Christian Church in Kempton, Indiana.
Celebrations of life will be held in Indiana and Tennessee at a later date.
Donations can be made to Thompson Oncology Center in Sevierville, Tennessee.