The life of Mr. Henry C. Hunter came to a close on Sunday, November 23, 2014. Though his transition leaves sorrow and a void; we will miss him, but will never forget his gentle and loving spirit.
He was born to the union of Fred and Janie Newburn Hunter on August 14, 1931, in the Mt. Morriah Community of Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He accepted Christ at a tender age and was a member of Mt. Morriah Baptist Church. His parents were well respected in the community and taught him the value of hard work and a good name.
He married Louella and they became the parents of four healthy children. Henry never forgot the teaching of his parents to work hard and always provide for your family. Later in life Henry made his way north where he worked for Ford Motor Company for several years until he retired. He then moved back to Arkansas and settled in Malvern, Arkansas. He enjoyed the simple things that life offered. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and watching his favorite baseball team. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.
Henry was an intelligent, soft spoken jovial man of God with a gentle, but simple nature that would serve him all of his life. His life was simple, but not empty. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his son Lessley Hunter (2014).
He leaves fond memories in the hearts of his children: Stephen (Carol)Hunter of Fayetteville, NC, Vincent (Schalonda) Hunter of Little Rock, AR and Deborah Hunter of Malvern, AR; thirteen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; his sisters, Maude S. Hill of Malvern, AR, Betty Lou Hunter of Atlanta, GA and Earnestine Rhodes of Hot Springs, AR. He also leaves several nieces, nephews, cousin and numerous friends.
Public visitation will from 1:00 pm until 5 pm at the funeral home on Friday, November 28, 2014. Services to commemorate his life will be shared on November 29, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Bethel AME Church in Malvern, Arkansas. Rev. Vernon Moody, Sr., will officiate. Interment will be in Piney Grove Cemetery in Arkadelphia. The family will receive family and friends for a repast at 115 E. Berger St. in Malvern.