[MO Fire Funeral Announce] Chief Don Hunter, Redings Mills Fire (retired)

Missouri Fire Funeral Announcement List announce at mofirefuneral.org
Fri Jul 31 18:02:50 EDT 2020


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 Eliston 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.

 

Visitation will be held 5Pm - 7PM Monday August 3, 2020 at Mason-Woodard
Chapel 3701 E. 7th Street, Joplin Mo. 64801.

 

Funeral services will be held 11AM Tuesday August 4, 2020 at Mason-Woodard
Chapel 3701 E. 7th Street, Joplin Mo. 64801.

 

Interment will follow at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery 415 N St. Louis Ave,
Joplin, Mo.

 

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