Roy Marshall HUNTER
- Born: 6 Mar 1917, Kieffer, Greenbrier Co., WV 434
- Marriage: Stella Retha PHIPPS on 7 Sep 1938 in Covington, VA 432,433
- Died: 4 Jan 2002, Fairlea, Greenbrier Co., WV at age 84 28
- Buried: 7 Jan 2002, Old Amwell Cemetery, Meadow Bluff, Greenbrier Co., WV 28,435
Cause of his death was respiratory failure.
Roy worked briefly for Clear Creek Coal Co. at Clearco and Leckie Smokeless Coal Co. at Anjean.
The Beckley Register-Herald
SMOOT - Roy M. Hunter, 84, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, in Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Fairlea, following a short illness.
Born March 6, 1917, in Kieffer, he was the son of the late Jennings and Zenna Walkup Hunter.
Mr. Hunter was a farmer, miner and lumberman and was of the Methodist faith. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, having received three medals for serving his country during the American Campaign, European African Middle Eastern Campaign and while serving on Oran Roberts Liberty Ship as seaman 1st gunnermate from April 20, 1944, to Aug. 18, 1945.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Shelvie Jean Pitsenbarger Miller, in 1973; two brothers, Ray and Marvin Hunter; and five sisters, Gertrude Quick, Margie Walkup, Ruth Lauer, Dorothy Hunter and Jackie Eilts.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Stella Retha Phipps Hunter; three daughters, Shirley King and her husband, Jimmy, of Crawley, and Dale Riffey and her husband, David, and Diana Miller and her husband, Bill, all of Meadow Bluff; two sons, Warren Hunter and his wife, Kay, of Rainelle and Wyatt Hunter and his wife, Bonnie, of Asbury; two brothers, Robert Hunter of Crawley and Carl Hunter of Rupert; two sisters, Gladys Hedrick of Kessler and Gaye Eilts of Wabash, Ind.; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.
Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Smathers Funeral Home Chapel, Rainelle, with the Revs. Mike Tincher and Bill Lilly officiating. Burial will follow in Old Amwell Church, Meadow Bluff. Graveside services will be conducted by Oak Hill VFW Post No. 3110.
Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Arrangements by Smathers Funeral Home, Rainelle.
Noted events in his life were:
• Military: WWII: Seaman 1st Class, US Navy, Between 1943 and 1945.
• Military: Stationed on the U.S.S. Oral Roberts.
• Soc Sec Num: 233-14-0186. 39
Roy married Stella Retha PHIPPS, daughter of Lewis Russell (Edward) PHIPPS Sr. and Virginia Ellen HALEY, on 7 Sep 1938 in Covington, VA 432.,433 (Stella Retha PHIPPS was born on 29 Jan 1922 in Oswald, Raleigh Co., WV,436 died on 5 May 2010 in Meadow Bluff, Greenbrier Co., WV 336,437 and was buried on 9 May 2010 in Old Amwell Cemetery, Meadow Bluff, Greenbrier Co., WV 438.)
Married by J. E. Cousor, Jr., a minister of the Presbyterian Church. 432