Hunter Pate Schwertner FLOYDADA-Hunter Pate Schwertner, 18, of Floydada passed away on Aug. 19, 2014, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. He was born on April 12, 1996, in Lubbock, the son of Gilbert Schwertner and Sandra Pate, both of Floydada. Hunter graduated from Floydada High School as 2014 Salutatorian. He was currently attending The University of Texas at Austin where he had completed summer courses and planned to earn a Bachelor of Science in Geophysics. Hunter was very active at Floydada High School, participating in a wide variety of extracurricular activities. He served as Texas State Officer for Business Professionals of America (BPA). His participation in BPA allowed him the opportunity to compete in national competitions in Orlando, Chicago, and Indianapolis. Hunter, along with three team members, were 2014 BPA National Winners in Video Production Team. Hunter also enjoyed theatre and competed in One Act Play where he received an award for All-Star Cast three years running. He was the 2014 District Champ in Tennis Mixed Doubles. Hunter was elected by his classmates 1st runner-up to Mr. FHS and Senior Class Favorite. Aside from his studies and extracurricular activities, Hunter enjoyed playing and watching tennis, collecting vinyl, and keeping up with recent events. More than anything, Hunter loved his family and friends. He made friends and touched lives everywhere he went. Hunter is survived by his parents, Gilbert Schwertner and Sandra Pate, both of Floydada; his sister and best friend, Makenzie Johnson and brother-in-law, Trent Johnson, of Houston; his maternal grandparents, Gary and Emma Pate, of Floydada; paternal grandmother, Dorine Schwertner of Lubbock, formerly of Floydada. He is also survived by uncles, aunts, cousins, and his many close friends. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, August Schwertner, of Floydada. Hunter was a member of St. Alice Catholic Church in Plainview. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada. A rosary was held at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, at St. Alice Catholic Church in Plainview. Services will be held at 10 a.m. today, Saturday, August 23, at St. Alice and 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Floydada. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to the Hunter Schwertner Business Professionals of America Texas State Officer Scholarship. Donations can be mailed to Floydada High School, in care of, Tasha Hughes, #1 Whirlwind Alley, Floydada, TX 79235.
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Moore-Rose Funeral Home
329 West California Street
Floydada, TX 79235
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Aug. 23, 2014