Willie Hunter, Jr. was born on September 19, 1942, to the late Willie Hunter, Sr. and Lillie B. Alford (Clarence) Williamson. He departed this earthly life on November 8, 2019, at his residence.
Willie attended Booker T. Washington High School. He graduated from Midlands Technical College with a degree in Graphic Communication. Willie retired as a truck driver with the City of Columbia Solid Waste Department.
Willie was also known as “Slick” to some, but to others, he was called, Deacon Hunter, Deac, or Rev, whatever name he was called, he answered.
Willie loved God and served Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Everywhere he went, he told his testimony of how the Lord saved him. He was a prayer warrior.
Willie had a special gift of singing. He used it for the world, but when he accepted Jesus Christ into his life, he used it to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He sang with passion and the love of God. Willie was a soloist, a former member of the O’Neal Singers, and Ephesus Quartet.
Willie learned of Jesus Christ at an early age and was baptized at First Nazareth Baptist Church and Victory Church of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Upon further knowledge and studying the word of God, he became a member of Ephesus Seventh-Day Adventist Church. He served on the Deacons’ Ministry. He was a faithful member of Sabbath School, Wednesday Night Prayer, and Bible Connection.
Willie loved people and his friends, but his family was his heart.
Willie was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Henry “HJ” Hunter.
Willie leaves his precious memories to his wife and best friend, Linda Hunter; children, Cassandra (James) Young, Willie Hunter, III, and William (Teisha) Hunter; grandchildren, Layla Hunter, Lance DePass, Shanika, Bryant, and Kenneth O’Neal Timmons; great-grandchildren, Bryelle, Annaliese Van Horn, Keyanna, and Kyler Timmons; aunt, Rosey “Daisey” Cunningham; stepbrother, Clarence Williams, Jr.; step-mother-in-law, Carrie Anderson; sisters-in-law, Frances Bratton, Annie Archie, Diane Anderson, Cathy Myers, Wilhelmina (George) Rivers, Linda (Steve) Sanders, and Lena Hunter; brothers-in-law, Stephen Bratton, Edward Anderson, Russell Harris, and Donald Coleman; special cousins, Erica Seay, Reggie, Keith, Everette (Jackie) Cunningham; prayer partners, John Garland, Chaplin Robert Peters, Ronald Baskerville, James Johnson, Clarence Gaithers, Leon O’Neal, and Ishmael Wade; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and the Ephesus SDA Church Family.
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