Funeral services for Jerry B. Hunter, 67, Lawrence will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, December 27, 2013 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. He died Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born April 28, 1946 in Hollandale, MS the son of Asirie “Doc” and Rosia (Washington) Hunter.
Jerry worked as a farm laborer in Mississippi. He moved to Lawrence in 1968. He worked for the City of Lawrence as a truck driver in the Sanitation Department for 32 years before retirement.
He enjoyed drag racing and working on cars. He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed gardening, fishing and hunting.
Jerry married Zenella Young in Lawrence. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, Melissa Hale, New Port, KY, Robin Robinson, Lawrence; two sons, Jerry Hunter, Jr. and Corey Jerome Young, both of Lawrence; seven grandchildren; and one great grandson on the way; one brother, Eugene Hunter, Lawrence; three sisters, Georgia Hunter, Cordova, TN, Irene Lane, Topeka, Mattie (Aaron) Turner, Lawrence; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. He was also preceded in death by one sister Rosie B. Little; two brothers, James Barfield, Sr. and Osbey Hunter.
The family suggests memorials in his name to American Diabetes Association and may be sent in care of the mortuary.