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MURPHYSBORO — Ronald Hunter, 71, of Murphysboro, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, at his home.

He was born May 3, 1947, to Lester and Vieanna (Summers) Hunter in Murphysboro.

On Jan. 12, 1971, Ronald married Janet Brantley. They shared 47 years of marriage.

Ronald proudly served his country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.

He worked for various tech jobs, having worked for SIU for the last two years.

He is a member of American Legion Post 127, Amateur Ham Radio Operation WA9GYH and DAV.

Ronald is survived by his wife, Janet Hunter, of Murphysboro; two daughters, Kristina Prudencio, of Murphysboro, and Stacey (Ryan) Brooks, of Abileen, Texas; a grandson, Jonathan Prudencio, of Murphysboro; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Carole Lynn Smith.

Funeral services for Ronald Hunter will be Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at 1 p.m. in Crain Pleasant Grove-Murdale Funeral Home, with the Rev. Shaker Samuel officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park. Military Honors will be accorded.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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