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3701 East 7th Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: (417) 781-1711
Fax: (417)-781-3916
Don Hunter

Don C Hunter

Tuesday, July 29th, 1924 - Thursday, July 30th, 2020
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Don C. Hunter, age 96, of Joplin, Missouri passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Mercy Joplin following an illness.

Don was born on July 29, 1924 in Duenweg, Missouri to the late Richard and Sarah (Mullins) Hunter. Don attended Duenweg schools and then he proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII from 1942-1945. Following his service, Don married the love of his life, Reba June Gibson on December 28, 1948 in Joplin, Missouri. Together they raised two children, Buddy and Donna.

Redings Mill Fire Protection District was established in 1978 with the help of Don and Reba. Don was Fire Chief from 1978 to 1996. Don and Reba owned the Redings Mill Feed Store and also owned and operated Don C. Hunter Sales, Trucking Company. Outside of the fire department, Don enjoyed hunting and fishing. Don was a member of Spring City Church of Christ.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; wife Reba; two brothers, Floyd Hunter and Claude Hunter; and one sister, Goldie King. He is survived by his son Buddy Hunter and wife Angela of Joplin, Mo, daughter Donna Elsten of Las Vegas, NV, three grandchildren, David Hunter and wife Stephanie of Bentonville, Ar., Justin Hunter and wife Jessica of Timanth, Co., Missy Imhof of Las Vegas, Nv, and five great-grandchildren Jason, Payton, Madelyn, Olivia, and Hazel June; and one great-great grandchild, Walker Jay Imhof.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, August 3rd, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, August 3rd, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Mason-Woodard Chapel
    3701 East 7th Street
    Joplin, Missouri 64801
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  • Service

    Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 11:00am
    Mason-Woodard Chapel
    3701 East 7th Street
    Joplin, Missouri 64801
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  • Interment

    Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 |
    Tuesday, August 4th, 2020
    Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery
    415 N. St. Louis Ave.
    Joplin, Missouri
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Posted at 12:38pm
We are so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for the days ahead. Love you guys Gregg and Dana
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Posted at 01:01pm
I met Don while working for his son Buddy at Hunter's Trucking.. he was a very kind and considerate man .he and his wie Reba always was kind to me and talked like family.... I am so sorry to hear of his passing...Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with the family....Harold

Posted at 07:18pm
I worked for. Don and Reba for a few years good people until I went in navy when I came home. I worked for awhile befor I went to Alaska came home 1. Time and. Seen him and. Reba good people He will be missed Jerry Wilson good Bosses. Him and reba

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