Ovie Hunter

Ovie Willard Hunter Sr.

Wednesday, August 29th, 1962 - Monday, May 4th, 2020
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Ovie Willard Hunter, Sr., 57, of Palatka, passed from this life on Monday, May 4, 2020 at Community Hospice Bailey Center in St. Augustine following an extended illness. Born in St. Augustine, he resided in the St. Augustine, Green Cove Springs and Palatka area his whole life. Ovie loved being on the water and had worked as a commercial fisherman. He had also worked as a block layer. In addition to fishing, he enjoyed building trot lines and rebuilding and refurbishing boats.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie Willard Hunter and Lennie Pressler Hunter, a son, Bobby Joe Hunter, 3 brothers, Leslie, Johnny and Joe Hunter and 2 sisters, Norma Davidson and Manius Hunter.
Ovie is survived by his wife of 39 years, Brenda Hunter, 3 daughters, Rebecca Jones (Anthony), Amanda Ijon (Octavio), Heather Hansen (Luther),2 sons, Ovie Hunter (Maranda) and Brian Hunter (Danielle), 2 brothers, Calvin Hunter (Lee) and Harvey Hunter (Sherry), 3 sisters, Mendora Davis (Junior), Blanche Leonard (Jerry) and Edith Spears, 11 grandchildren, Chuckie Jones, Brandon Wagenaar, Shelby Wagenaar, Carley Hansen, Samantha Hansen, Luther Hansen, Jr., Hunter Hansen, Jackson Hunter, Malinda Hunter, Novaleigh Hunter and Tanner Hunter as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Due to the Covid 19 virus, private family visitation will be held.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to Feed The Need of Putnam County, P.O. Box 1321, Palatka, FL 32178.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Ovie’s Book of Memories page at
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
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Harry Hunter

Posted at 09:42pm
So sad to hear of the passing of Ovie. Our prayers are with the family during this time of sorrow. God is our present help in the time of trouble (or sorrow) and I pray his blessings and comfort for all the family. Harry and Sharri Hunter

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