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Billy Thane Hunter, age 84, of Brewstertown, TN joined his wife Daisy and son Glen in HEAVEN on July 3,2019. Bill is the son of Julia Foster Hunter Barker and Thomas Hunter.
He is survived by two sons, Billy W Hunter and wife Kim of Sunbright and Jack Hunter of Brewstertown. One daughter, Julia Hunter of Brewstertown. Four grandchildren, Hope Hunter, Faith Hassler, Billy S Hunter, and Ryan Hunter. Two great-granddaughters, Charity Richards and Evie Hassler. Two brothers, Donald Barker and John "Butch" Barker. Two sisters, Wanda Frost and Linda Leavitt. Numerous nieces and nephews.
Bill grew up in Memphis TN the oldest of five children. In February 1952, he joined the United States Air Force and was a proud veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He received an honorable discharge as Master Sergeant after 20 years service in March 1972.
Bill meet and married Daisy Brewster in 1956. They were one month shy of their 60th Anniversary when Daisy passed away in 2016.
After retiring from the USAF, Bill moved to Brewstertown and attended Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville to finish college with a degree in education. He served as Principal at Chestnut Ridge and later Vice-Principal/History Teacher at Sunbright High School. While at Sunbright, "Mr. Hunter" became well known. Whether you loved him or hated him you respected him. He established the starting points for many school organizations and traditions that continue on today.
After retiring from teaching in 1988, Bill continued to serve his community. He was a member of the Tri-county Library Board, Morgan County "C" Club, worked for the Morgan County News, was a volunteer firefighter at Burrville Fire Department, served on the Morgan County Election Commission, and the Morgan County E-911 Board. Bill was instrumental in the rebuilding of the Morgan County clock tower and the Morgan County Emergency Dispatch Center.
Bill Hunter was a well known and respected presence throughout the communities of Morgan County. Always willing to lend a hand to help, an ear to listen, and with a lesson to teach; Mr. Hunter will live on in spirit through the countless lives he has touched.
The family will receive friends Saturday, July 6, 2019, from 4-6 pm Schubert Funeral Home, Sunbright. Funeral services will follow at 6pm with Bro. Charlie Golden officiating. Graveside services with Military Honors provided by Brannon Kreis Post 149 American Legion, will be Sunday, 11am at the Brewstertown Cemetery.
Schubert Funeral Home is Honored to Serve the Family of Mr. Billy T. Hunter