Billy “Dean” Hunter got to ring “the bell” in Heaven with Jesus on Monday afternoon, January 25, 2021. He is now cancer free!
Dean was born September 26, 1945 in Gainesville where he lived, worked and raised his family. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Gainesville, Texas. He married the love of his life, Patricia Simmons in October 1966. They made a lot of memories during those 54 years.
Dean worked many years in the flooring industry. He was a hard worker and took great pride in his work. He also owned the Hungry Hippo Sub Shop with his wife for 33 years. In his younger years, Dean enjoyed spending time on the lake fishing and skiing. He had also enjoyed riding motorcycles and driving his ’65 Mustang. After retiring, he loved to spend his time sitting on the deck of his country home with his dogs and miniature donkey. His family was his heart and joy, especially his grandkids who affectionately called him “Grandad”.
Dean is survived by his loving wife, Patricia; son, Cory Hunter; daughter, Brandi Brooks and husband, Stephen. Grandchildren; Foster and wife, Christian Hunter, Chase and wife, Shelbi Hunter, Tyler Brooks and Lynsey Brooks. Great grandchildren; Brooklyn Hunter and Kooper Hunter. He is also survived by a sister and brother.
Dean was joyfully reunited in Heaven with a grandson, Hunter Brooks, his mother, Inez and his grandparents.
In support of our local, state, and federal government including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, social distancing and the wearing of masks while attending the funeral services and visitation will be observed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God give you the strength through this difficult time and may you cherish the memories you made together.
Barbara, Frankie, Casey Rauschuber
Prayers for peace and strength, as you go through these next days ahead. Your family will be close to my heart. God bless, Janice Williams Phelps.
Praying your family will be covered with the love, comfort, and strength that can only be found in our Savior during this most difficult time. Gerald and Glenda
I am so sorry to hear of your husband passing. Would love to see you. You are in my prayers ?
Pat, Amy and I really sorry to hear of Dean’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
So sorry to hear of Dean’s passing. Enjoyed both of you during his rehab days. May the lord comfort you during this most difficult time.