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James H. Hunter

December 14, 2020

James H. Hunter, 74, of Benton, LA passed away December 14, 2020, after a brief illness.  He was born August 10, 1946 in Campbell, MO to Edith Whorton and Frank Hunter.  After graduating high school in San Jose, California, Jim attended college until such time that he joined the US. Air Force in January of 1966. Jim served in Belgium, South Korea,and VietNam. He continued to serve his country until July of 1970, when he was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sargeant.

After returning to the States, Jim worked for Kansas City Southern railroad for 30 years, holding numerous positions until his retirement  in 2006. Jim loved his country and held great pride and respect for the American flag. He became involved with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5951, serving as the Commander for the District 12 Honor Guard for several years.

Jim was preceded in death by his father, Frank Hunter, mother, Edith Whorton Sallee, step-father, Carl Sallee, and sister, Marie Mullen.  He is survived by his loving wife of 16 years, Beverly Hunter; daughter, Cindy Hunter Anderson; sons, James Cody Hunter and Colton Hunter and wife Candy; step-sons, Randy Wilson and Ryan Wilson; brother, Wayne Sallee; nine grandchildren, and many other family members and friends.

Jim loved to golf, fish, and spending time with his family.

Visitation will be Friday, December 18, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM with services following at 3:00 PM at Boone Funeral Home.

Honorary pallbearers will be George Vaughn, Jeff Smith, Ron Barnard, Joe Smith, Joe Powell, Max Arends, and Ken Koval.

Private family interment with VFW Honor Guard will be held at Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery at a later date. 

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