Leslie C. Hunter

Leslie C. HunterLeslie Carrington Hunter passed away peacefully on July 14, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn., surrounded by his wife of 31 years, Marjorie Jo Stauffer Hunter, and his children. He was born in San Bernardino on Dec. 16, 1938.

Les joined the Navy in 1956 and retired after 20 years as an aviation ordnance chief in 1975. His duty stations included Hawaii, Florida, Alameda, Whidbey Island, San Diego and China Lake where he retired from the Navy. Les always said his favorite sea duty was on USS Salisbury Sound, a seaplane tender.

Shortly after that, Les worked for the now Naval Air Weapons Station as a physical sciences technician until his retirement in 2000 with 42 years total federal service.

After retirement Les moved to Marion, Ark., and continued to enjoy the RV lifestyle. He criss-crossed the country from coast to coast and border to border. Other hobbies Les pursued included the CB Club, square and round dancing and flying, but his favorite was spending time with his family.

Les is preceded in death by his mother, Georgina Leslie Hunter Workman; father, Joseph Madone Hunter; elder brother, Joseph Richard Hunter, and sister, Kathy Hunter Petlansky.

Les is survived by his wife, Marjorie of Arkansas; sister, Marilyn Hunter Rodefer of Carson City, Nev.; sons, Michael Jon Hunter of Westminster, Colo., Frederick Joseph Hunter of Long Beach and Allen Scott Hunter of Ridgecrest; daughters, Gina Marie Hunter Zwierchowski and Stephanie Kay Parker Montoya of Ridgecrest, Tina Marie Parker Rolfson of Tacoma, Wash., Marjorie Isabelle Johantgen McCollum of Crawfordsville, Ark., and Amanda May Johantgen, of Marion, Ark; 24 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren.

Graveside military services will be held Friday, Nov. 29, at 2 p.m. at Desert Memorial Park.

— Submitted by the family of Leslie Hunter

Story First Published: 2019-11-29