Douglas Paul Hunter, 58, of Sandusky, went on to his eternal rest surrounded by his family, on Tuesday morning, Jan. 29, 2013, in Stein Hospice Care Center after a lengthy illness.
He was born July 26, 1954, in Meridian, Miss. He and his family relocated to Sandusky when he was four years old. Douglas attended Sandusky High School. He enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps in 1972. After being honorably discharged, Douglas returned to Sandusky, where he worked for various establishments.
He was an avid fisherman, loved rock and roll music, and loved spending time with his family and friends.
Douglas leaves to cherish his memory, his son, Corey Rice, of Cincinnati; daughters, Ashley Hunter, of Pittsburgh, and Deyana Hunter, of Sandusky; longtime companion, Yolonda Rogers; stepchildren, Ebony, Ariane and Malisa Darden, all of Sandusky; sisters, Esther (David Sr.) Robinson, of Cincinnati, Eugenia (Vernon Sr.) Seavers, Sherley Jackson and Minister Brenda (Elder Delaney) Alexander, all of Sandusky, Patricia (William) Crooks, of Cleveland, Tamala (Charles Sr.) Jones, of Ypsilanti, Mich., Dr. Julia Hunter, of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Mary (Vincent) Hunter, of Chambersburg, Pa.; brothers, Minister John Mark (Sarah) Hunter and Gerald Allen (Hope) Hunter, of Sandusky, and Sylvester Hunter, of Marion, Ohio; eight grandchildren; special friend of many years, Tannie Shine Sr.; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Deondra Hunter; parents, Ezell Sr. and Geraldine (Cherry) Hunter; brothers, Ezell Hunter Jr. and Gary Alonzo Hunter; and nephews, David Robinson Jr. and Kevarion Alexander.
Friends may call from 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, until funeral services at noon at New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church, 1920 Eddy Henry Way, Sandusky. The Rev. Curtis L. Johnson Jr. will officiate and Douglas’s brother, Minister John Mark Hunter, will give the eulogy. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Douglas’ memory to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.
Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky, is handling arrangements. Condolences may be shared at toftfh.com.