MACON –– The funeral for Joe Hunter will be today at 10 a.m. at Cockrell Funeral Home Chapel in Macon with burial in Oddfellows Cemetery. Glenn Miller will officiate. A visitation for friends and family was held Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.
Mr. Hunter, 55, of Macon Mississippi passed away Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Baptist Memorial Golden Triangle Hospital in Columbus after a brief illness.
Joe was a native and lifetime resident of Macon. He was a graduate of Central Academy where he was very popular and was a star football player for the Vikings, handling the kick-off, extra-point, and punting duties.
He worked locally as a farmer for many years and then became a Meter Reader for Four County Electric Power Association in Lowndes and Noxubee Counties. He was a very friendly person who enjoyed visiting with friends and family. He enjoyed being outdoors and attending local drag-races. He will sorely missed by his many friends and loved ones.
Joe is survived by two nieces: Leslie (Randy) Woolington of Sturgis, and Erin (Michael) Jones of Macon; three great-nephews: Seth Woolington and Jay and Carson Jones; and by one sister-in-law: Rebecca Hunter of Macon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Louise Hunter and by his brother: Jimmy Hunter.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online by visiting the funeral home website at http://www.cockrellfuneralhome.com. Memorial donations may be made to Central Academy P.O. Box 231 Macon, MS 39341.