Jerry Dewayne Hunter, 78, owner of Hunter Construction Company of Sugar Tree, TN, died August 17th in Parsons, TN.
During his rich and eventful life, Jerry served in the US Navy as a parachute rigger, farmed in Tipton County, served as Mayor of Gilt Edge for nine years, as Decatur County Commissioner for District 7 and for many years was on the Board of Directors of the Ponderosa Property Owners Association, serving as President of the Board and Secretary-Treasurer.
Jerry never met a stranger, had a great sense of humor and loved to serve others and make them laugh. He was a great lover of the outdoors, especially fishing with friends for crappie on the Tennessee River and for red fish in the marsh country of Louisiana.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Bonnie Hunter; two sons, Dewayne Hunter and Trent (Sarah) Hunter, both of Burlison and one daughter, Natalie (J. D.) Chumley of Munford.
He leaves a wonderful legacy of love for his seven grandchildren, Lauren Hunter, Katelyn Easter, Kylie, Bentley and Tate Hunter and Drake and Harleigh Chumley and three great-grandchildren, Noah, Avalynn and Emma Easter. He is also survived by a brother-in-law, Bob McClung; his mother-in-law, Geraldine Newman and two sisters-in-law, Marie Newman and Shirley (Sandy) Reich and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Myrtle Tarlton Hunter; one sister, Francis McClung; one brother, Junior Hunter; one daughter-in-law, Michelle Hunter and one nephew, Eddie Hunter.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 20 at the Covington Funeral Home with interment to follow in Ravenscroft Cemetery. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the funeral home.