Donald G. Hunter
January 18, 1938 - April 8, 2019
Donald G. Hunter, age 81 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Monday, April 8, 2019 at the La Plata Nursing Home.
Born January 18, 1938 in rural La Plata, Missouri, the son of Thomas Cleo and Ruth Lorene (Gudehus) Hunter. On May 20, 1956 in La Plata, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Joyce Rimer who preceded him in death on June 25, 2003.
Also preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Richard Hunter; and one sister, Suzy Hunter.
Survivors include one son, Jason Hunter of Memphis, Tennessee; one daughter, Denise (Neal) Kisner of La Plata, Missouri; three grandchildren, Shari Kisner, Natasha (Rich) Lewerke, and Shawn Kisner; five great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; companion, Joy Seggerman of Kirksville, Missouri; and a number of nephews.
Don was a 1956 graduate of La Plata High School. He moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1956 and returned to La Plata in 1960. He owned and operated Hunter’s Sundries in La Plata before accepting a position at A.T. Still University in Kirksville, Missouri. Don was a member of the La Plata United Methodist Church, La Plata Masonic Lodge, Loyal Order of the Moose of Kirksville, and El Kadir Shrine Club of Kirksville. Don enjoyed going to Rutledge and other flea markets.
Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Travis Funeral Chapel in La Plata. Burial will be in Park View Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be Thursday, April 11, 2019 with the family receiving friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Donald G. Hunter may be made to the La Plata United Methodist Church. They may be sent to or left at Travis Funeral Chapel, 125 S. Church St., La Plata, MO 63549.