Obituary: John Hunter

Mr. Hunter, 78, of Winter Garden, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2019.

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John Hunter, 78, of Winter Garden, passed away on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Born on Aug. 6, 1941, in Jacksonville, Florida, he was the son of Frank Thomas Hunter Sr. and Kathryn Hunter.

His is survived by his wife, Andrea; brother, Frank Thomas Jr. (Lucille); children, Steven (Jennifer), Brenda (Gerald) House, Julie and Brian (Lisa); grandchildren, Lindsey, Karlen, Kasey, Hannah, Trey, Madison, Holly and Alexis; and great-granddaughter, Kali.

John grew up in Thomasville, Georgia, and graduated from Thomasville High School. He relocated to Orlando, Florida, where he met his wife of 54 years, Andrea, and began working for Modern Welding Company as a purchasing agent, where he worked for over 40 years. 

He was well respected in the industry and within his company as one of the top purchasing agents in the business. He was a savvy negotiator and formed solid, long-lasting relationships with key suppliers that also carried over into his personal life.

John treasured his family time and enjoyed organizing family reunions and get-togethers with extended family regularly. He was an active member of the Catholic church. He also enjoyed traveling, especially cruising and visiting tropical destinations in the Caribbean. He was a very sociable person and enjoyed making new friends wherever he went. His sense of humor and friendly personality were evident in everything that he did. 

He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be sent in John’s name to Matthew’s Hope Ministries, 611 Business Park Blvd #101, Winter Garden, FL 34787; (407) 905-9500 phone; [email protected].

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 6, 2019, at Resurrection Catholic Church, Winter Garden, with reception and interment immediately to follow. 

John’s funeral arrangements are in the caring guidance of Winter Oak Funeral Home and Cremations, 1132 E. Plant St., Winter Garden, FL 34787.



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