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Troy Hunter

Blackfoot, Idaho

Jan 12, 1966 – May 6, 2021 (Age 55)


January 12, 1966
May 6, 2021
Blackfoot, Idaho


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Hawker Funeral Home - Blackfoot Obituary


Troy Darren Hunter, 55

Troy Darren Hunter, 55, died May 6, 2021 in Idaho Falls at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC) surrounded by family.

He was born January 12, 1966 to Linda Mae Widdison Hunter and Kesl Ray Hunter in Rexburg, Idaho at Bingham Memorial Hospital. On August 13th, 1988, he married Jeanie McCabe in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They had three children – Lindsey Jean Hunter Burnett, Dallen Troy Hunter and Madison Mae Hunter. He was a nurse practitioner.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a 2 year mission in Taipei, Taiwan. He earned a Master’s degree from University of Utah in nursing, an under graduate degree in organ performance from Utah State University and a Scrub Tech degree from Salt Lake Community College. He loved music and was chosen to play the Tabernacle Organ in the Tabernacle Organ Summer Series in Salt Lake City Utah. He performed with his son in many choirs including the Sterling Singers and Because We Sing.

He enjoyed crafts and sewing, including quilts for loved ones. He was frequently found in the kitchen baking and cooking. One of his joys was bringing together family or friends for Sunday dinner. Troy loved taking road trips and traveling.

Troy is survived by his parents, siblings – Monte Ray Hunter, Kory Glen Hunter, and Kezlynn Hunter; three children – Lindsey, Dallen and Maddison; and two grandchildren – Declan Jared Burnett (5 years old) and Hunter Andrew Burnett (1 year old).

A viewing will be held at 1 pm on Monday May 10th at Hawker Funeral Home (132 S Shilling Ave, Blackfoot, ID 83221) followed by the funeral at 2 pm. A gathering of family and friends will take place after. He will be cremated later in the day.

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SORRY to learn that Troy has moved on to help others ! Ive been lucky to have known Troy just a few years . He entered a room , and it came to life !! He was always doing for others , i just learned of his passing , and how much he ment to me ! If ever i needed anything Troy was always willing to lend a hand !! Since learning of his passing, ive had such an emptiness . Troy i know your helping someone somewhere god speed!! You were loved !!! Stan *

This is just a devastating loss and comes as a complete shock. Troy was a valued friend, a favorite companion, and he will live on through the many, many memories and shared stories of anyone who had the great chance to know him. My heart and my life were touched by Troy, and I am better off having known him.

I am so saddened to have found out about the loss of my dear sweet friend. At the Care Home we called him Dr. Troy so the AD patients did not get confused. He loved his patients, our friendship was truly one that I cherished ❤
You are missed my friend, I will miss our talks & no one can replace the relationships you developed with our patients, especially the one with me❤

I was a neighbor to Troy and his family in West Valley City, Utah. I will remember him as an upbeat and very kind person. He was a great cook and host. He had a great singing voice. He gave me the opportunity to sing in a regional conference choir at the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City. Thanks Troy!! Love and Light to your three beautiful children.

I went to school with Troy and I don't think there was day that he didn't share his infectious happiness and his genuine kindness with everyone whom he came in contact.

My deepest condolences to Troy's family. May you be filled with solace as you celebrate Troy's tremendous life and feel the love of our gracious Heavenly Father who knows each of us and loves each of us completely.

I knew Troy in high school and was always impressed with his kindness and musical talent. We need more people like him. God bless him and his family.

Troy was a great person. He will be missed by his patients.

Growing up with Troy was nothing but sheer joy and laughter! His house was a popular place to gather and play games and EVERYONE was Troy's friend. His musical talent was amazing and he was always happy to accompany all of us at a moment's notice. My sympathy and love go out to his family and loved ones. He was a true light in the world. He will be missed.

I will always think of Troy fondly and remember him as a wonderful brother in law.
He was full of love , laughter and inspiration.
Where life failed him , may he find solace in heaven.
We wish you all blessings and strength to overcome his loss.
Benjamin silver & Wayne silver