Abbott Hunter

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 23, 2009

Abbott Marvin Hunter, 76, of 509 W. Grubb Street, Hertford, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at Albemarle Hospital.
Born on March 26, 1933 in Perquimans County Mr. Hunter was preceded in death by his parents, Abbott Shepard and Lillie Harrell Hunter, his youngest son, Gary Preston Hunter, a sister, Elizabeth H. Roberson and three brothers, Edward Hunter, Ray Hunter and Jimmy “Catfish” Hunter.
Hunter retired after 25 years as Clerk for the Town of Hertford, worked part-time for Hertford Hardware Co., served as town commissioner for 4 years, was a member of Hertford Baptist Church, the Hertford Volunteer Fire Department for many years and the Bear Swamp Hunt Club where he was past president.
As a baseball coach he was instrumental in the lives of many of the Albemarle area youth having coached in American Legion, Babe Ruth and backyard ball. He was an Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years. Naomi Riddick Hunter; a daughter, Joan Hunter Roundtree of Kitty Hawk; a daughter-in-law, Sherry Hunter of Manteo; 8 grandchildren, Travis Riddick and wife Stephanie, Casey Riddick, Megan Pippins and husband J.P., Paul Roundtree, Wayne Hunter, Ryan Hunter, John Hunter and Holly Hunter; 3 great-grandchildren, Hannah Pippins, Brayden Pippins and Savannah Riddick; two sisters, Marie Leary of Hertford and Lillie Ambrose of Elizabeth City and a brother, W.G. “Pete” Hunter of Hertford.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 23 in the fellowship hall of Hertford Baptist Church with Rev. Gregory Clark officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Wood Cemetery with honors being accorded by the Hertford Volunteer Fire Department.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent in memory of Gary Hunter and Marvin Hunter to the Jim “Catfish” Hunter ALS Foundation, P.O. Box 47, Hertford, NC 27944 or the American Cancer Society, Perquimans County Chapter, P.O. Box 156, Hertford, NC 27944.
Swindell Funeral and Cremation Services served the Hunter family.