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Otis Don Hunter

   Otis Don Hunter, 81, of Vernon, passed away Monday afternoon, Sept. 8, 2014, at the Vernon Skilled Nursing Facility, in Vernon.
   Mr. Hunter was born in Hess, Okla., on Feb. 4, 1933, to Otis Hampton and Gertrude (Fink) Hunter. After graduating from Southside High School in 1950, he began working on the farm.  On July 15, 1950, he married the love of his life, Juanell Hutchinson, and they spent the next 64 wonderful years together before his death.   In 1953, he joined the U.S. Army where he proudly served his country as a remote, hi speed radio operator in Japan. After his discharge in 1955, the family moved to Denver City, Texas where he began a 32 year career with Shell Oil Company.  After 48 years in Denver City, Don and Juanell moved to Vernon, where they made their home. In his spare time, Don raised quarter horses and enjoyed going to the races, but his most favorite pastime was spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Robert Hunter and Bobby Hunter and a sister, Marjorie Ray. He is survived by his wife, Juanell, of the home; one daughter, Rockelle Munsch and husband John of Fort Worth; three grandchildren, Blake Hodges and wife Chelsea of Stephenville, Nicole Corn and fiancé David Parkes of Flower Mound, and Alan Munsch of Lubbock; one great-granddaughter, Madeline Corn along with many other relatives and friends.
   The family will greet friends at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home on Thursday from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
   Graveside services for Don Hunter will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at the Hess Cemetery with Brother Joe Ainsworth officiating.  Services are under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home of Altus.
   In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made to the Hess Cemetery Association or the Second Baptist Church of Vernon, Texas.
   Online tributes may be made to the family at 

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