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Gentry Hunter

Gentry Smith Hunter 91, went to be with the Lord on May 24, 2007 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.

Gentry was born in Subiaco, Arkansas on June 12, 1915 to William Arthur and Minnie M. (Smith) Hunter. He was the third child born to this union. There were eight all together. His family moved to Oklahoma in 1929 and farmed for years. In 1946 he moved to California and back to Oklahoma in 1963. Gentry worked as a maintenance person in Lompoc, California and for Paddock Swimming Pools in Fresno and Salinas, California. When he moved to Oklahoma he became a security guard at OSU Okmulgee. He retired from there in 1979.

Gentry loved fishing hunting and especially gardening. He had a beautiful yard with trees and flowers, vegetable garden of everything you could think of, also some fruit trees. He loved the Lord and was anxious to go home when he got old and feeble. He had no hate in his heart and loved everyone.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and three sisters, his wife Helen of 27 years, one grand daughter Barbara.

Survivors include his children James N. Hunter and Sharon of Trona, CA, Leona Hunter Nelsen and Fred of Trona, CA, Gentry Hunter Jr. of Luling, TX, Arthur Lee Hunter and Helen of New Braunfels, TX, Rachael Hunter Ehrlich of Kyle, TX, Michael Bullard of New Braunfels, TX and Claude Bryant and Molly of Oklahoma City, OK, grandchildren: Debbie, Dino, Deana, Becky, Patricia, Art Jr., Charlie, Johnny, Marci, Jared, Gantry Dawn, thirteen great grandchildren, one sister Imogene Matthews of Mannford, OK, many nieces and nephews. Gentry had a very special friend and companion of seven years, Dorothy Brewer whom he loved very much.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 10 am at the Harvest Community Church with Pastor Paul Ramsey officiating. Burial will be in the Lenna Cemetery in Lenna, OK. Visitation will be Monday 2-5 pm.

Pallbearers will be James Hunter, Mike Bullard, Fred Nelsen, Gentry Hunter, Art Hunter and Herbert Branum, Honorary will be Dino Nelsen, Art Hunter Jr., Charlie Hunter, Kyle Buck, Dan McGuire, Shawn Livingston and Steve Mitchell.

McClendon-Winters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.