Dr. Raymond Kelley Hunter
Dr. Raymond Kelley Hunter, 73, born on Feb. 7, 1940, passed away surrounded by his family and friends with an abundance of love on Jan. 5, 2014.
He was a loving husband to Diane, his fabulous wife, his rock of 40 years, as well as an unbelievable father to three sons, Kevin, Mark, Scott, and grandfather to three Haylen, Jake and Brady. In addition he was a devoted son to his mother Mona. Ray Ray as he was famously nicknamed by his granddaughter Haylen, served his country as a Captain in the Army. He was a patriotic leader in his community and with his family. He practiced dentistry for over 40 years in Baton Rouge. He is survived by his mother, Mona Hunter; wife Diane Stokes Hunter; sons, Kevin Hunter, Mark and wife, Jillian DiIorio Hunter, Scott Hunter and Denton Faerber; granddaughter Haylen; grandsons Jake and Brady.
He was preceded in death by his father, John D. Hunter, brother J.D. Hunter; and nephew John Hunter. He leaves a sister-in- law, Sara Wolfe, nieces Layne Gambel and her husband, Gary, Mary McCann and her husband, Brian; and many, many other family and friends.
Ray had a great love for life, family and friends! Everyday was an adventure and opportunity to learn something new and share his knowledge with others. He had the God given ability to make everyone feel good and loved, just by being in his presence. In his spare time he would either dream or tell stories of being on the water, his Southpass/Alaskan/Argentina hunting and fishing excursions, his many cruises around the world and road trips throughout the US, all with his amazing wife by his side. Along his unbelievable journey the one constant, no matter where he was or who he was with, he would always have a great time and his wonderful sense of humor, timed to perfection, would always keep people belly rolling. Visitation was held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday Jan 9, 2014, followed by a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church 445 Marquette Baton Rouge La 70806. Services were celebrated by Fr. Cleo Milano and Rev. Chris Andrews.
Interment was at 2:00 p.m. at Rayne Cemetery, Rayne.
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