Jerry B. Hunter

Funeral services for Jerry B. Hunter, 67, Lawrence will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 27, 2013 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. He died Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born April 28, 1946 in Hollandale, MS the son of Asirie “Doc” and Rosia (Washington) Hunter.

Jerry worked as a farm laborer in Mississippi. He moved to Lawrence in 1968. He worked for the City of Lawrence as a truck driver in the Sanitation Department for 32 years before retirement.

He enjoyed drag racing and working on cars. He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting.

Jerry married Zenella Young in Lawrence. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Melissa Hale, New Port, KY, Robin Robinson, Lawrence; two sons, Jerry Hunter, Jr. and Corey Jerome Young, both of Lawrence; seven grandchildren; and one great grandson on the way; one brother, Eugene Hunter, Lawrence; three sisters, Georgia Hunter, Cordova, TN, Irene Lane, Topeka, Mattie (Aaron) Turner, Lawrence; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. He was also preceded in death by one sister Rosie B. Little; two brothers, James Barfield, Sr. and Osbey Hunter.

The family suggests memorials in his name to American Diabetes Association and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

6 Condolences

  1. Gregory Galloway USAF (Ret) on December 18, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    To Hunter Family, it is saddening to learn of the passing of JB. I remember him since my childhood and often recall fond memories of him and his brother, when they would start/work on their race car, which in-turn would bring everyone out of their home to just listen to it run. He was a wealth of knowledge (mechanically), and often solved problems for me on my very first car. He will be greatly missed by many. RIP, My Friend.

  2. Phillip Moore on December 19, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Sorry to hear about J.B.’s passing!! I offer my condolences to the family!!! Stay strong!!

    Phillip E. Moore (Noonie and Marcella’s son)

  3. Mary Ross on December 20, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Dear Zenella and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. What a kind man he was.
    Mary & Pat Ross and all of us at Bismarck Gardens

  4. Cheryl Green and family on December 21, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    My prayers are with my family I during this time. Uncle JB will be missed. He was a man with a big I personality and his laughter will be missed.
    All my love
    Cheryl, Benjamin, A’myaih Green
    San Antonio, Texas

  5. William Koozer on December 23, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Please allow me to extend my heartfelt condolences for the recent loss of your loved one. I found a comforting thought in the Bible at Revelation 21:4, where it says “He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore the former things have passed away. God truly promises us a wonderful gift through his son, Christ Jesus, the gift of everlasting life. (Romans 6:23).

  6. Sharilyn Wells on January 17, 2014 at 8:23 am

    let god’s love comfort you.

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