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Glenn A. Hunter

April 7, 1950 — February 10, 2024

Bakersfield

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Celebration of Life for Glenn Hunter will be at Coronado Baptist Church Saturday, February 24, 2024 1:00 p.m. 
516 Norris Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93308


In Loving Memory, of Glenn Allen Hunter, who went to be with the Lord on February 10, 2024.

Glenn was born on April 7, 1950, in Bakersfield, California, to the late Lyle Hunter and 

Jean (Traynor) Hunter. He grew up on Jones Street all his childhood, and graduated from West High School.

After graduating, he signed up for the military.

 

Even though there was a draft for Vietnam, and he was not yet drafted, he signed up so he could choose his branch of service. He wanted to be a U.S. Marine. Glenn served for four years in the service, and returned home to Bakersfield where he started a family, and had two beautiful children, Timothy and Cristen. His love for his family was unwavering, as he was the source of care and compassion for his parents in their senior years. Glenn was also loving support and caregiver for his wife’s mother.

 

Glenn comes from a big family, and always had family stories to tell. Trips to Bammy’s in Long Beach, was where all the family would meet, sleeping all over the house on cots. He spoke of all the camping trips his parents took them on, even camping in Needles. He loved to take his children to play at Grandmas and Grandpas at Rivernook Campground. Timmy played with sticks, and Cristen was his “Little Rose Bud”

 

Glenn loved the outdoors and hiking and camping. He was a Boy Scout leader when his son, Timmy, was young. And later, he would take his son and friends on their adventures to the mountains and woods. Glenn knew his way thru every trail and to every mountain top. 

 

That is what was about him that won his wife’s heart. His wife, Donna, is a mountain girl from Pennsylvania, and Glenn was home so far away from home. He took her to many of his hiking trails, and camping in the mountains. Their favorite place to camp was site 401, in Rivernook Campground, Kernville.

 

Glenn loved to talk to people. Many came to know him well over the years, as he worked for Brocks, Montgomery Wards, and the Men’s Warehouse, where he was manager for 15 years. His debonair style and class was his essence, and you better tie your tie right, and your creases strait. His last five years of employment, he worked for a machine shop, and would tell people he was a “De Dismantling Mechanic”. He was good at what he did. He used the skills that he had learned in the military so long ago.

 

Glenn’s devotion extended beyond his family… to his church family. He became a Christion in 2008, when he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. Glenn was a long time member of Coronado Baptist Church. He had a heart for teaching, and he taught an adult Sunday School class to his small flock for 10 years. Glenn was so dedicated, and always put his all and all into his studying and researching the Bible, so that he would lead his flock to the knowledge of God. He also prepared and preached two sermons, upon the request of his Pastor, Brother Jack Lee. Although he was scared, he could be depended on, and followed through.

 

In addition to his wife Donna, he leaves to bereave his passing, his daughter, Cristen Jackson and husband JR, of Madison, Indiana. Son, Timothy Hunter and wife Kimberly, of Bakersfield, California. Stepson, Daniel Jaye, of Thorton, Colorado. Stepdaughter, Elizabeth Puryear and husband Larry, of Bakersfield, California. Sister Eileen Sheets and husband Jim, of Rifle, Colorado. Grandchildren, Savannah, Rebeccah, Amelia. Respectably, Michael Hunter, U.S. Army, Liam, and Elizabeth. Stepgrandson, Ryan, and many nieces and nephews.

 

Preceding Glenn in death, his Father, Lyle Hunter; Mother, Jean Hunter and brother, James Hunter.

 

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the care team at Adventist Health for the compassion and care you gave to our loved one.

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