William Howell Hunter, Sr.

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William H. Hunter, Sr., was born on September 22, 1936 and departed this life on Saturday, November 5, 2022. He was affectionately known by many by his nickname “Jody”. He was a graduate of Mansfield Senior High School where he ran track. He was taught the craft of Plastering by his Uncle George Hayes, Sr. He worked with him and became a self employed accomplished plasterer. He later became employed at General Motors Corp from which he retired. He was a former member of the Temple of Faith Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Pastor Louis G Maddox. There he served as a minister, Sunday School Superintendent and choir member. At that time he was a very skilled singer and soloist  and was often told he sounded similar to Sam Cooke. One of those songs he enjoyed singing was “The Love of God by James Cleveland. He enjoyed fishing and boating out on the lake. He owned two boats and loved driving his Convertible Cadillac. He was a skilled billiards player and loved to dress in suits and hats.

For the last couple of years he made Hilliard, Ohio his home where his daughter Toi & Paul Mack were his caregivers.
He is survived by his wife Janice Hunter of 32 years, his daughters Jodi Lynn Hunter, and Toi (Paul) Mack, his sons Richard (Melita) Hunter, Tikece Brent, and his stepchildren Veronica (Ron) Moton, Angela Haynes, and Robert Twyman. A host of grandchildren, great grandchildren,  relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his biological father William Hunter and Stepmother Juanita Hunter, and his biological mother Ruth Robinson and stepfather Humphrey Richard Robinson.  Also his grandparents Walter and Ruby Blakely, his sister Billie Jean Bailey, his step daughter Janice Twyman, his brother Gerald Robinson and Son William H. Hunter, Jr.
The family will be receiving relatives and friends at the home of daughter’s Angela Haynes 20 Douglas Ave starting Monday November 14, 2022 from 4pm-8pm to the day of the service.

Visitation 9:00 AM and Funeral Service 10:00 AM Saturday, November 19, 2022 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE MANSFIELD 753 McPherson St. Interment at Mansfield Memorial Park . To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to The HUNTER Family, visit www.TheChapelofPeace.com

Condolence Messages

  1. Kim Hairston-Dismuke & Family

    Praying for the Family!

  2. Shawntiva Marie Adkins

    Love you Toi.. will keep you in my prayers

  3. My deepest condolences to the Hunter family, you are in my prayers that God gives you the strength to endure the pain of your lost.

  4. Martha L. Catchings

    To the HUNTER FAMILY, my family, you are in my prayers! May the Most High Heavenly Father keep you all safe, healed, and in His arms!
    Martha L. Catchings
    Columbus Ohio

  5. Rommi Wadlington

    To the dear Hunter family, you all are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time and in the days ahead. I am so very sorry for your loss.

    Love,

    Rommi

  6. Rita Shoulders and J’Shawn Jordan

    I am so sorry for your loss.He was a wonderful person I even see. He and his wife and daughter would go get my grandson every day when they live on Foster St.They was so crazy about J’SHAWN.He will be miss.So Rest In Heaven.Praying for the family.Amen

  7. Im sorry for your lost Toi and family prayers go out to you

  8. Monique Westerfield

    Prayers to the family! Sorry for your loss!!

  9. The Carter Family

    Praying god gives you strength during this difficult time. I love you friend.

  10. Keith & LaFonda Lanier-Whitaker

    Sending our heartfelt condolences & prayers to the Hunter Family.
    Thinking of you and your family as you celebrate the life of your beloved Father. May your happy memories give you strength, peace and comfort during this difficult time. You are all in my prayers.

  11. Mary A Dismuke and Family

    You have my Deepest Sympathy we love you Guys You are in my ❤️❤️

  12. Sorry for your loss Toi and Paul, sending prayers to you and your family

  13. Heartfelt condolences and prayers are being sent to the entire Hunter family. We are praying that your precious memories will lighten your hearts in the days to come.

    Jean, Elaine, Burke Jr, Clarence and Carmen

  14. Janice, Veronica and family.. I send my deepest condolences and prayers to you. Pray the God who provides comfort will comfort and strengthen you during this difficult trial until such time as you can have the privilege to see Jody again

  15. Christine Canada and the Canada Family

    Sorry for your loss rip solider..absent from this earth means present with the Lord..

  16. We love all of you and we are so sorry for your loss

  17. Prayers for the family!

  18. Loretta Hiilliard

    Deepest Sympathy to the family

  19. Patricia Harris Pride

    My condolences and prayers to Toi family.
    Sending my love to you.

  20. Romanuel and Alice Bronson

    Sincere condolences to the Family. May The peace of The Most High dwell amongst you during this time and beyond.

  21. J. Lynn, Richard and the Hunter Family
    There are no words ever during the loss of a loved one. Lifting the family in prayer, as you mourn. Trusting God will comfort you and hold you close.
    Caring and Love,
    H. Brown
    Blessed be…the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us.
    II Corinthians 1:3-4 NKJV

  22. Nancy James and family

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all.

  23. May You be surrounded by God’s Love and Gentle care.
    Our Condolences to the Family
    Prayer & Love
    Barbara Simms Family

  24. Praying for you and your family Toi..
    Love you! The The Petty Family…

  25. Betty Palmer-Harris

    My sincere condolences to the Hunter family. May God bless and keep you.

  26. My deepest condolences to the Hunter family, be strong in the Lord & each other!!

  27. Prayers for the family

  28. Growing up, I thought it was pretty cool to know that someone else had the same name. Uncle Jody was cool and collected. In my growing up, we would always come over and play with our cousins and Uncle Jody, mom, Aunt Janice, Aunt Abby, and Uncle dave would hang out. I remember the good days. Uncle Jody, you will be missed. Love ya.

  29. Jodi and Richard, I am very sorry for your lost. My condolences to you and your family.
    May your memories sustain you at this difficult time.

  30. To the Hunter family
    So sorry for your loss
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  31. My condolences to the Hunter Family. May God bless you with peace knowing he’s in a better play. I know you have some good memories of your Father, keep them close to your heart.

  32. Tonia McGee Dallas,TX

    To my cousins Jodi Lynn, Richard, Toi and Tikece…I am grieving with you, I will deeply miss my Uncle Jody. He made such an impact on me and my sister Veda’s life. So many thoughts I don’t have the room to express. My heart is with you all, God’s grace and mercy be abundant in all your lives. We love you Uncle Jody…

  33. Kristie Heath and family

    Paying for the family

  34. Lee & Sharon Mellott

    Dear Janice and family, We are sorry for your loss. William was a good and gracious man. So glad to have known you folks when you were on Foster Street. May GOD be near and comfort you is my prayer.

  35. Michael L Coffee Sr

    Our condolences from the coffee family will keep you in our prayers

  36. My sincere condolences to the Hunter family.Jodi song in the radio choir @ Temple of Faith Cogic, what a beautiful voice.praying for the entire family

  37. Willette Coleman

    My deepest condolences to your family with love

  38. Kim Brookins-Lindsay

    To the Hunter Family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father Jody. May God comfort you and give you strength during your time of sorrow. I am praying for you all.

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