Richard Lee Hunter

May 9, 1927 - October 10, 2018
Richard Lee Hunter

Richard Lee Hunter, 91, of Moundsville, WV, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at West Virginia University Medical Center, Morgantown.
He was born May 9, 1927, in New Martinsville, WV, son of the late Mable and Clyde Hunter.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Ruth Varrago; three brothers, Robert, Carl and Charles Hunter; and a grandson, Jeremy Richard Hunter.
Richard was a WWII Navy Combat Veteran. Serving on the attack Transport, USS General William Mitchell and convoy escort USS Mob Jack, in the South Pacific Theatre of Operation.
After serving his country he returned home and attended Welding School in Chicago, IL.
He was employed by Allied South Plant (Solvay/Hanlin Chemical) as a welder. On his retirement, he was honored with a plaque of 34 years of perfect attendance. He was also a lifetime member of Earl Francis Post #3, American Legion and VFW 437 and the Moundsville Eagles.
He was an avid outdoorsman, he loved squirrel hunting and trout fishing. He loved his Mountaineers and American Legion baseball.
Surviving are his wife of 69 years, Josephine (Alonso) Hunter; daughter, Terri Hunter of Canal Winchester, OH; son William (Marlene) Hunter of Glen Dale, WV; Three grandchildren, Nick (Aliesha) Hunter of Huntersville, NC, Jake Hunter of Charlotte, NC and Angela Jo Hunter of Morgantown, WV; three great-grandsons, Nolan and Chase Hunter and Myles Hall; several nieces and nephews and two brothers, Paul (Joyce) Hunter of Alabama and David Hunter of Ohio.
Upon Richard’s request, there will be no visitation. A graveside service with military rites will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to the Jacob M. Wilson Technology/ Trade Scholarship c/o BB&T Bank, 414 Jefferson Avenue, Moundsville, WV.
Arrangements were entrusted to CARE Funeral & Cremation Service, 1500 Second Street, Moundsville, WV.


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  • October 13, 2018
    Linda Ovies Parento says:
    Dear Hunter Family I am so sorry for your Husband and Dad I have many fond memories of your family Morton Avenue please except my deepest sympathy

  • October 13, 2018
    Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard says:
    May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Richard Lee Hunter, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Navy Veteran, Richard Lee Hunter, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

  • October 13, 2018
    Jay W. Knapp says:
    Bill , Sorry about your father. My thoughts and sympathy are with you and the rest of your dad's family and many lifetime friends.