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Robert Paul Hunter

Born in Branson, Missouri on February 10, 1924
Passed away on Sun. May 7, 2017 and resided in Mount Vernon, Washington


Robert Paul “Bob” Hunter, 9?, of Mt. Vernon, died of natural causes, May 5, 2017. He was born to Charles and Rosa Hunter in Branson, Missouri, on February 10, 1924. Bob graduated high school from a one room school house near Branson, left home at age 16, and later received a degree from California Polytechnic in San Luis Obispo, California. He was married to Virginia in 1943 and was later divorced after over 25 years of marriage.

Bob was a certified welder, a journeyman machinist, owned a farm, and finished his career as head of maintenance for Publishers Forest Products of America. In his retirement he owned Design Services in Anacortes, Washington, a metal fabrication company. Bob liked hunting, fishing, and boating along with building many things out of metal and wood.

His independent retirement was cut short by an armed home invasion. After he was shot during this unprovoked assault, he fought off the intruder and saved his own life when he retrieved his handgun after the assault and returned fire, wounding the assailant and forcing him to leave the premises. But, being wounded at 86 years old later triggered a massive stroke in Bob from which he never fully recovered.

He is survived by son Robyn (Carol) Hunter of Bellevue, Washington and daughter Sharon Hunter of Kirkland, Washington; grandchildren Monica Dawson and Dale Ford. There are four great grandchildren, and one great, great grandchild. His daughter Susan Ford preceded him in death.

There will be no funeral services at the specific request of the deceased. In lieu of other offerings, the family asks that you consider donations to the National Rifle Association.