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Ivan Hunter


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Ivan Hunter, 100

Ivan Q. Hunter, who passed from among us on November 6, 2016, was born in Missouri, October 22, 1916 to Edgar and Lura (Shipman) Hunter. Later he became a member of the First Christian Church in Mountain Home. In his late teens, Ivan realized he was an adventurer and he then traveled various states (mostly south and out west) within the US and became a journeyman of many types of jobs (building highways out west, working on car engines, etc.), until he decided to join the United States Navy (1942). He served his country in active duty during World War II and eventually, after an honorable discharge from the Navy, Ivan moved to Mountain Home, Arkansas, in 1954.

Ivan then purchased Timber Trails Resort and eventually sold it and opened his own outboard boat motor business near the landing by Panther Bay Marina on Lake Norfork. He had a gift to teach others about the mechanics of motors with boats and vehicles. He was a scuba diver and helped in search and rescues on the lake. After he sold his business and retired, Ivan continued to be an avid bowler in Mountain Home, a fisherman and a mechanic as he refurbished travel trailers and went on many excursions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, primarily with his wife, Sylvia (June) Hunter.

Ivan was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Lura Hunter, his sister Bonita, and brothers Glen and Vic. He is survived by his wife Sylvia (June) Hunter, daughter Bonnie Dean Parsons-Tucker of Mountain Home, step-children, Carol Pink, Doris Brutcher, Sylvia Sittner, Elliot Pink, all of Missouri and Laura Pink of Florida, nephew Allan Hunter and his wife, Torri of Nevada and many other family members.

Ivan was a kind and sweet man with a good sense of humor. He had a knack for putting others at ease and a ready smile. He was a devoted and loving husband to June who claimed him as the love of her life over 31 years ago. This man has been loved and will be missed very much by his family and friends. There will be no services as Ivan has been celebrated for years by family and friends, even at his most recent 100th birthday. Arrangements have been by Roller Funeral Home.
Published in Baxter Bulletin on Nov. 9, 2016
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