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Wayne Francis Hunter

March 19, 1926 ~ January 10, 2024 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Wayne Hunter Obituary

Wayne Francis Hunter, age 97, of Atlanta, Indiana passed away January 10, 2024 at The Waters of Tipton Indiana.

He was born March 19, 1926 at Atlanta, Indiana to Raymond and Nettie (Tudor) Hunter.  He grew up on a farm near Atlanta, attended local schools and graduated from Arcadia High School.  Being on a farm he assisted with the chores that included taking care of the beef cattle, and chickens and often mending fences.  His family remembered that every summer the women of the family would prepare food baskets for lunch and spend the day at the Indiana State Fair.

Wayne was first married to Rosalie (Nightenhelser) Hunter and they were blessed with four children.

Wayne worked 34 years at Firestone Rubber Company in Noblesville, Indiana, and also continued farming.   A son, Brian, relayed that his father was not very mechanically minded, but (Brian) liked to work on motorcycles and dirt bikes.   Wayne became interested and they started working together. To their surprise their little hobby became profitable.

Wayne married Donna Marie (Haskell) Hunter August 10, 1971 and she passed away December 10, 2022.  Wayne liked country music and he and his wife liked to travel to Branson, Missouri to enjoy the shows that were performed there.

In addition to his wife, Donna, he was preceded in death by his parents, a son Ted Hunter, his siblings: Charles Hunter, Lee Hunter, Joyce Moon, Martha Forsythe, Evelyn Hunter, Marjorie Hunter, Marie Hunter, and a granddaughter: Harley Hunter.

Surviving him are daughters: Beverly Poindexter of Cicero, IN, Bec Hunter-Barnett of Cicero, IN, Cindy Cooper of Whitestown, IN, sons: Jerry Hunter of Omega, IN and Brian Hunter of Atlanta, IN,  a sister, Viola (Hunter Koker) Jones of Kempton, IN.  Also 15 grandchildren: Nick, Tracy, Wendy, Cory, Jamie, Dustin, Brittany, Lonnie, Rebecca, Cliffton, Teagan, Kade, Casey, Axle, and Christian plus several great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 2:00 P.M. at Hartley Funeral Home Cicero Chapel 209 West Jackson Street, Cicero, IN with burial to follow at Arcadia Cemetery.  A time of visitation will be from 12:00 Noon until time of the services.  Rev. Jody Brown will officiate.  You may send condolences at


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January 17, 2024

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Hartley Funeral Homes
209 W. Jackson Street
Cicero, IN 46034

Funeral Service
January 17, 2024

2:00 PM
Hartley Funeral Homes
209 W. Jackson Street
Cicero, IN 46034


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