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Joe Hunter, Jr.

April 16, 1948 ~ June 24, 2020 (age 72)


On Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 11:15 AM, a loving husband and father peacefully entered into eternal rest at his home in West Columbia, SC. 

Joe Hunter was born in Barnwell, SC on April 16, 1948 to the late Joe Hunter, Sr. and Annie Laura Hunter.  He was educated in the Barnwell public schools and was a proud 1967 graduate of Butler High School.  In 1975 he married Elaine A. Hunter of West Columbia, SC.  Two sons and two daughters were born from this union.

Mr. Hunter was a loving and dedicated husband, father and grandfather.  At an early age, Mr. Hunter gave his life to Christ and joined St. John Baptist Church in Barnwell, SC.  He also was a member of the St. John Benevolence Society.  He loved singing gospel songs and his favorite scripture was Psalm 23.  Mr. Hunter was an employee of Carolina Eastman for 13 years and later retired from Shaw.  He was a dedicated hard worker and also meek and humble.  On his free time, he worked on brick mason projects in the community.  Mr. Hunter treasured his family who will miss him dearly. 

He leaves cherished memories to his wife, Elaine A. Hunter of West Columbia, SC; children, Tiffany Hunter and Joe (Deonna) Hunter, both of West Columbia, SC; Jennifer (Walter) Hunter-Clark and Cory Hunter, both of Columbia, SC; seven grandchildren, Tyrell, Darius, Alexcia, Takiyah, Samaria, Deja and Alivia; three great grands, Zuri, Zyah and Malayah; goddaughter, Dorothy Guess; pet dog, Ginger; six siblings, Deacon Harold (Francis) Hunter of West Columbia, SC, Rosetta Williams of Hollywood, FL, Geraldine Hunter Etheridge of Columbia, SC, Pastor Willie (Jeanette) Hunter of Charlotte, NC, Willie Mae Toole of Aiken, SC, and Bishop Thomas (Patricia) Hunter of Columbia, SC; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving relatives and friends. 

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July 2, 2020

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Bostick Tompkins Funeral Home
2930 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203

Funeral Service
July 3, 2020

12:00 PM
Bostick Tompkins Funeral Home
2930 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203

Interment following funeral service

Greater St. Paul AME Church Cemetery
622 Old Wire Road
West Columbia, SC 29172

Interment following funeral service

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