Allen Hunter, Sr., 71, departed this earthly life on Thursday, September 18, 2014. Born May 24, 1943, in Sumter County, he was the son of the late Charlie Hunter and Mary Pringle Hunter. “Wasp”, as he was affectionately called, was educated in the public school of Sumter County. He accepted and received Christ as his personal savior and was baptized at Rafting Creek Baptist Church under the leadership of the Reverend Dr. Charles Davis, where he was a member of the Senior Choir.
Wasp was a provider for his family and enjoyed his grandchildren, Having the heart of a giant; there wasn’t nothing he wouldn’t do to help someone. If you asked or if you didn’t, he was there to help. He had a green thumb at being in the garden. Our “Daddy Wasp” died doing what he loved the most “fishing”.
Wasp was joined in Holy Matrimony to the late Ola Mae Dinkins Hunter, and to this union four children were born.
He leaves to cherish his memories: three sons, Allen Hunter, Jr. (Cora) of Orangeburg, Anthony Hunter of Rembert and Shawn Sigler (Brittany) of Dalzell; one daughter, Katherine Hunter Generette (Carlton) of Rembert; a special niece, Jackie Bennett Motley (Mike), whom he helped raised; twelve grandchildren; two great grandsons; two brothers, Charlie and Council Hunter of Rembert; four aunts; a special friend, Josephine Simon; a host of sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends that will miss him dearly..
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one son, four brothers and one sister.
Memorial services will be held 12:00 noon, Saturday, September 27, 2014 from the John Wesley Williams, Sr. Memorial Chapel, Williams Funeral Home, Inc., 821 North Main Street, Sumter, with the Rev. Sharon Boyd, officiating, eulogist, assisted by the Rev. Henry Boyd and Evangelist Glenda Miller.
The family is receiving relatives and friends at the home of his daughter, Katherine Hunter Generette, 5165 Dais Road, Rembert.
The procession will leave from the home at 11:20 a. m.