George Walter Hunner

Born on October 3, 1938

Departed on October 9, 2009 and resided in Ft. Walton Beach, FL

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HUNNER, George Walter Age 71 of Arrington. October 9, 2009. Preceded in death by his son, Michael Hunner. Survived by Kathleen Hunner, mother of his 6 children; sons, George Hunner, Jr. and Craig Hunner; daughters, Colleen Naughton, Kathleen Allen, Kelly Lavery; 13 grandchildren. Mr. Hunner served in the US Navy, was retired from Nissan, an avid NHRA fan and loved animals. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 13, 2009. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home in Goodlettsville, with family and friends to serve as Pallbearers. Interment will follow at Greenbrier City Cemetery. COLE & GARRETT FUNERAL HOME, (615) 859-5231.

18 Comments to George Walter Hunner

  1. Megs
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    Happy Father’s day Poopa. Today’s really hard for me and my mom. I miss you so much, and I need you more than ever. I know I say that every time I write on this, but it’s true. You raised me, and not having you around in my crazy teenage years is tough. I want to come visit you soon, I’ll leave some Whoppers with you, they were our favorite 🙂 I love you. Bye for now.

  2. Megs
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    It feels like it’s been a while since you passed, but at the same moment it feels like it just happened yesterday. Me and mom have been missing you a lot lately. I heard this song, Hear you me, and it reminds me a lot of you. I wanna get a tattoo that involves you in it, I’ve had an idea for a while now. But I have more ideas. You should talk my mom into letting me get it 🙂 We always say, ‘you know if Poopa was here, he’d do this or say that.’ Or ‘Man, Poopa would really rich out to this.’ You’re constantly on everyone’s mind, and you’re always talked about. You left a big impact on everyone. My first prom is coming up, I wish you were here to see me. My dress is so pretty. And my sweet 16 has passed, I wish you could’ve been there for that. I always imagined you walking me down the isle and always being there for the important things. I feel like I’m missing out. You were more than just a grandfather, you were my dad. You were the one that raised me growing up. I love you.

  3. Meg
    September 11, 2002 12:00 am

    Poopa I miss you so much, not a day goes by where I don’t think about you. I wish I had more time to spend with you. I need you now more than ever. I know you’re rockin’ it up there, and keeping a close eye on everything. I love and miss you

  4. Mike Mueller
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    I remember Mr Hunner on Grider Street in California. Mr Hunner was a cool guy and me and all the other kids liked him. My friend George was lucky to have a cool Dad. Our mom’s used to fight a lot but our dad’s always got along. Thanks Mr. Hunner for taking me out on your boat that day. You were a cool neighbor and so was your son George Jr. I am on facebook if anyone wants to reconnect.

  5. Megs
    November 10, 2010 12:00 am

    Well Poopa, it’s officially been a year.
    A long hard year.
    Plenty of tears were shed for you, but always plenty of laughs were shared.
    We all miss you so much and talk about you every day.
    We always say, ‘mann, Poopa would rich out to this.’
    And I know you do, but up in Heaven.
    At time I really wish you were here.
    I’ve realized I need you so much, but my mom needs you that much more.
    We watched a lot of videos of you the other day and cracked up!
    You’re so amazing and you blessed every one you talked to.
    You’re truly and inspiration and your story will live on forever.
    I love you Poopa, see you soon<3

    Love,
    Megs

  6. Megan
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    Well Poopa, it’s been almost a year.. The numbness went away a few months ago. The okay feelings have left me. Right now I feel I need you most. I miss you more than words can say. I miss taking care of you every day and being by your side. Just being around you lighted up my day. I’ll never forget the day you passed, you were in my room pretty much incoherent and the very last thing you said was to me ‘I love you.’ That’s something that will always linger. If you could.. please come visit me. I miss my old dreams I shared with you. I miss you telling me ‘it’s okay now, I’m better.’ I’ll come back to this later, I love you and miss you. I also plan on visiting you on my birthday, I think it’d be best if I shared my birthday with you, like good ol’ times.
    Love you,
    Megs.

  7. Barbara & Al Regnier
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    We just heard about Georges death and we send our prayers. We have so many wonderful memerories of our relationship. We are sorry that we lost contact.
    We would love to reconnect .
    Love Barbara & Al

  8. Kathy Kitchen
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    Lauren and Megan,
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your “poopa”. The name that you gave him indicates a strong sense of endearment. He gave you the best gift a grandfather could leave to his granddaughters….his memories that are all wrapped up in how much he loved you. You ladies are in my prayers.

  9. Lauren Osborne
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    poopa was by far my favorite. he was ALWAYS making me laugh. and made light of everything. i remember the many Florida trips we shared together. his red jeep, oh he loved that jeep. my favorite memory was of me and him driving through Ft.Walton in his jeep listening to the beach boys as loud as the stereo would let us, and just jamming. it was so peaceful. poopa, you are truly a hero in everyone’s eyes. you beat cancer. you really did, you made it! i couldn’t be more proud to call you my poopa. you mean the world to me and you will never be forgotten. thank you for all your support, and always being at my recitals and pageants and all that stuff. you were always in the front row cheering me on. you are the best grandfather in the entire world and i mean that from the bottom of my heart. i still wonder where i got the name “poopa” from but its original and I’m pretty sure no one else has a grandfather named that. we are going to get the family back together because i know that’s what you would want, and of course we all want it too. i wish you were here but i know your in a much happier place, looking down on us and being there for us every step we make.
    i bet your still ‘mocking’ us too.
    and i will NEVER EVER forget the 3 stooges thing you taught me.
    the family traditions will live on forever.
    I’ll see you in heaven.
    tell mike, skoshi, and daisy i said hey.
    i love you so much pupa.
    with love from the bottom of my heart, Lauren

  10. mike flaherty
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    george–may you rest in peace–have known you since 1967–spent 2 weeks in calif. with you and your family in 1969–met up with you again in dec. 2008 in tenn.–you are a special husband, father, grandfather–
    i will miss you as will many friends and your loving family–God bless you

  11. Debbie Carey
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    Kelly thank you for allowing me to be a part of your life and your dads. Your such a beautiful family and the time I spent with your dad I could see why. He would always look at me when I came to visit and there was still a sparkle in his eyes. I thought that was so amazing when I knew he was in pain. He was an encourager! God Bless! Love Debbie and Family

  12. Megan
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    Poopa;dad,hero,grandfather… He meant the absolute world to me.
    Still does, I know he’s here with us and is going to be every step of the way.
    I remember having dreams of him walking and talking, well, it finally came true.
    I know he’s in heaven walking and talking with Mike.
    We gotta think, this is what’s best for him.
    He’s not in pain anymore, that’s what we all want, right?
    I do.
    I do miss him very dearly; sitting in the shopping cart at markets and Poopa running through the isles pushing me,those long drives in Florida;showing me around,always saying,’check my top drawer and get my wallet,’ hah, he spoiled me big time.
    I remember when I was like five living with him in TN it snowed this one time[[barely two inches xp] and we took the top of my sandbox and he tried to make it a sled and go down the hill in our backyard,ahah,didn’t work that well.
    Oh, and Big Dog….Ahh yess,hah, We would always take him on walks and I remember this one way we always took, cutting through peoples yards,gah that dog was huge, my mom gave me the leash only once and that’s all it took,I was goneee.
    Me and Poopa had a very special bond,tighter than you could ever imagine.
    Unbreakable.
    I miss you and love you Poopa, see you soon.
    <3 Megs

  13. Ava Lavery
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    My heart breaks for Kelly, Jim and their family as they move forward from this tremendous loss. George was a lovable sole and that will never be lost. He fought hard and well deserves his special spot in Heaven. Keep your memories rich and your love bonds strong…..Ava

  14. Kayla Komaridis
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    I remember when Megan and I were little she always used to talk about her Poopa and how much she loved him. He was her hero, and it is clear that she loved him a lot. He was a great man, and I’m sure he’s in Heaven right now looking down over you. Stay strong xoxo

  15. Gretchen Eason
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    I will miss Pupa! I will remember Christmas shopping in his yellow Nissan with him and Colleen and all the laughter we shared!! I will remember sharing coffee with George, talking and laughing. And I look forward to “riching out” with him again someday! Love to Kelly and Colleen, Kathleen and all those grandkids. XOXO

  16. Dennis Gross
    December 9, 2010 12:00 am

    May he rest in the well-deserved peace of the Lord.

  17. Margaret Gilmore
    December 9, 2010 12:00 am

    My memories of George were him at Brennan’s ballgames sitting in his folding chair cheering him on in the game. He enjoyed Connor with his video games in the van. He liked his cigars and being out with Tom, Colleen, and the boys. Colleen’s ever-present dedication to keeping him comfortable was appreciated by George as he expressed to me how much he loved her. May your soul rest in peace, Puppa!

  18. Jim Lavery
    December 9, 2010 12:00 am

    George was a man’s man and Kelly’s best friend. He always loved to laugh and help people. He loved the beach and cruising to the Beach Boys in his Jeep, cigar in hand and enjoying life. I love him very much from the bottom of my heart and will always keep his family traditions alive. Riiiiich!

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