Wesley G. Hunter
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Wesley G. Hunter LOCKNEY - Funeral services for Staff Sgt. Wesley G. Hunter, 28, will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Main Street Church of Christ in Lockney with Jay Don Poindexter and Jerry Klien officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colo. Arrangements are under the direction of Moore-Rose Funeral Home of Lockney. Hunter, who was stationed at Fort Drum, N.Y., died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, at his childhood home in Lockney. He was born Oct. 3, 1979, in Plainview. Hunter married Rayanne Weese on July 26, 2004, in a mountain-top ceremony in Colorado. The couple has two young children, a son, Westlin, 3, and a daughter, Tavie, 22 months. Hunter joined the U.S. Army in 1998 and served three years with the 1/509 Infantry (Airborne) before joining the Colorado National Guard. He returned to active duty in 2004 and was assigned to the 1/71 Cavalry, 10th Mountain Division. He served a tour of duty in Iraq beginning in 2005 and ending Feb. 26, 2006, when he was badly injured during an attack. He was subsequently awarded the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. An artist all of his life, Hunter was a 1998 graduate of Lockney High School and attended the Art Institute of Colorado in Denver. He was a member of the Church of Christ and an Eagle Scout. Hunter is survived by his wife and children; parents, Bill and Kathy Hunter of Lockney; a sister, Mandy Hunter of Lockney; a brother, Jeff Hunter of Nashville, Tenn.; and a niece, Anna Hernandez of Lockney. The family requests memorials be sent to Main Street Church of Christ Missions Fund, Box 596, Lockney, TX 79241, or to the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org

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Published in Plainview Daily Herald from Sep. 22 to Sep. 23, 2008.
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February 23, 2013
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I am off on another adventure Pal, We had many together.
Charlie Hull
September 27, 2008
We loved and love Welsey so much. He was a fine and highly decorated soldier and Eagle Scout. More than that he was a fine man. To all of you in the family, we love you.
Jerry and Janie Klein
September 27, 2008
Kathy & Bill, I am so at loss for words since I received word that your precious son, Wesley went to be with the Lord. I know that the Lord has a purpose in all of this and He will give you the strength to walk this journey. Please give my condolences to his wife and children. God Bless you! I think of you often! Love, Juana Weisz
Juana Weisz
September 26, 2008
Wesley's story is one of courage, bravery, and patriotism. It is a story that pulls at our hearts and reminds us all of the sacrafices that our soldiers make everyday for our freedom.
"To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven"
our thoughts are with you.
Jennifer, Nick, Keirsten, and Logan Anderson
September 26, 2008
We will continue to pray for your family and friends during this difficult time. May God give you peace and strength in the days to come. Philippians 4:13
Stacy, Ron and Makenzie Howell
September 25, 2008
Rayanne, Weslin, Tavie, and the rest of Wes's family. I hope you know that Wes will NEVER be forgotten. Rayanne, the love you had for each other was amazing anyone could feel it that was around you guys. And your kids are a beautiful product of that love. Wes is an American hero. We are so very luck to have met him and you, his beautiful family.

~Thank you Staff Sergeant Wesley Hunter for your bravery. We will always remember you.~

The Bednarczyk Family
Matt, Lori, Kylee, Ashlynn, and Delaney
Lori Bednarczyk
September 25, 2008
I should like to remind you of the thousands of citizens who, unbidden, gathered together on street corners and along highways and byways all over the city of Denver, waving flags and showing our solidarity and community in the weeks following the attacks of September 11.

Allow me to suggest that, in their hearts, every one of those good folks who stood on the flag lines then, also stands the flag line in spirit to salute Wesley, and you, his family, today.

We who stand on the flag lines of the Patriot Guard do so because we wish to express our gratitude for the sacrifice Wesley has given, and the sacrifice you have also given. ***We know where our freedom comes from.*** Each of us who stands on that flag line knows and represents, a hundred, maybe a thousand others here in our community who would stand there with you if they could, and who do so in their hearts.

We wish you well.
Matthew Dickson
September 23, 2008
My deepest sympathy,my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sarah Martinez(Hernandez)
September 23, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow
Tammie, Tanya, Domingo Hernandez
September 23, 2008
My heart and prayers go out to all of Weslie's family. Kathy, my heart is so heavy for you. I know Weslie was in a lot of pain, however we are just a mom. Mom's want their children safe and healthy and happy. I know Weslie is happy now but for now we are all sad. I love you much and will keep you in my prayers.
Lesca Durham
September 23, 2008
Kathy and Mandy you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time in life. God is with you.
Valerie Kochis
September 23, 2008
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Ray, Brenda & Jimenez Family
September 23, 2008
It was my privilage to meet Westly at a boyscout function with my sons. He spoke about his time in Iraq and answered all kinds of questions for the boys. He handled even their difficult questions well. I will not forget that time.
Elizabeth Dolloff
September 23, 2008
May the Lord Bless the Hunter family and piece be with you all. Thanks Wesley for everything u did for us. Kathy and Bill our prayers and thoughts are with you in the days to come.
jose banda
September 23, 2008
I do not know this young man nor his family. I am just a mom with a son that spent two tours in Iraq. I am so sorry for the loss of your son,husband,father and brother My prayers and heart are with each of you. God will get you thru this,
Jim Beth Respondek
September 22, 2008
Kathy and Bill, our hearts go out to you. I know how proud you were of Wesley. Our thoughts and prayers are with you daily. Bob and Kyla Smith
Kyla Smith
September 22, 2008
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Priscilla Ramos and Family
September 22, 2008
I give to Wesley G. Hunter's Family and Friends our condolences and prayers during this sorrow time. God works in mysterious ways. He was given one last chance to be with those he loved. We thank him for all that he has done for us and his country. Rest in peace.

Wife of
SSG Raul Macias
Fort Hood, Texas
Cynthia Macias
September 22, 2008
September 22, 2008
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve. Wesley will be greatly missed, but we are comforted by knowing that he is in Heaven and that his pain is gone. Wesley was very brave and courageous to help protect all of us and our Country. He was a Hero to our Country and to all of us who knew him. We are very proud that he was a part of our Family. We will miss our nephew and cousin, but he will be greeted with open arms by his Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles. God Bless our family, RayAnne, Westlin, Tavi, Billy, Kathy, Mandy and Jeffrey.

Cathey, Jack, Renee, Patrick, Kim, Granger, Gwen and Tori.
Cathey Wile
September 22, 2008
Our thoughts are with you now and in the coming months. All of our love goes out to you and your family
Jimmy & Wanna Hall
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