Floyd LaVerne Hunter of McCook died Friday, March 28, 2008, at Community Hospital in McCook. He was 81 years old.
Floyd was born on Nov. 21, 1926, in Lincoln County, Neb., to Walter H. and Petrea (Sorenson) Hunter. He graduated from North Platte High School in 1943. He entered the U.S. Coast Guard on April 29, 1945, and served during World War II. He was honorably discharged on July 17, 1945. He also served as a Merchant Marine.
Floyd was employed as a shoe salesman for Brown's Shoe Store and Pat's Booterie for more than 60 years.
Floyd was a member of the First Congregational Church and a local 12-step fellowship group. He enjoyed Nebraska football, fishing and baseball.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Walter and Petrea Hunter; his first wife, Bernyce; and infant sister, Marjorie.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Hunter of McCook; two sons, Mike Hunter and wife, Pat, of Baltimore, Md., and Steve Hunter and wife, Marilyn, of McCook; one daughter, Trish and husband, Cliff Clapp, Jr. of McCook; step-sons, Joe Goodenberger, Sr. and wife, Shari, of Culbertson and Steve Goodenberger and wife, Shawna, of McCook; step-daughters, Gail and husband, Bryon Best, of McCook and Rita Lenhardt of Fort Collins, Colo.; one sister, Maxine and husband, Charles Kelley, of North Platte; 21 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Visitation will be Monday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Friends may go online at www.carpenterbreland.com to extend condolences.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 1, 2008, 10:30 a.m., at the First Congregational Church with Pastor Steve Bales officiating. Cremation will follow the service and a private family inurnment will be at a later time.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.