Mr. Richard "Dick" John Hunter, 94, of Lebanon, passed away Oct. 30, 2019.

Richard was born May 21, 1925 in Colorado Springs, CO, a son of the late John A. and Ruth (Kirby) Hunter. He served in the Army in Germany and Italy during World War II.

Richard married Joanna K. Dinsmore on Aug. 24, 1946. She survives.

Richard retired from Shumates Business Forms after 36 years. He enjoyed working outside, gardening, and doing special projects in his woodshop. He loved having family to visit.

Survivors include his wife of 73 years, Joanna; his children: John R. (Amy) Hunter of Indianapolis, Ritchie Hunter of Zionsville and Dianna (Jerry) Collier of Lebanon; grandchildren: Steve, Linda, Stacy and Jeff Hunter, Jerry (Jennifer) Collier, III, Daniel (Courtney) Collier, Mallory (Eric Dickerson) Hunter, and John J. (Dominique Isenhower) Hunter; step-granddaughter, Carson Meyer; great grandchildren: Allison Hunter, Julianna Hunter, Austin Cole, Parker Collier, Annabelle Collier, Lylah Collier, Griffin Collier and special family friend, Teresa Hunter. In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by a son, Robert S. Hunter; a brother, Robert Hunter and step-grandsons, Max Meyer and Jake Meyer.

Family and friends will gather Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 for visitation from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. in the Strawmyer & Drury Mortuary, 2400 N. Lebanon Street, Lebanon. Richard will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon. You are invited to visit the website where you may sign his online register and leave a personal message.
Published on October 31, 2019


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Rose Juerling
Nov 05, 2019
My goodness, what a handsome man! I see where you get your good looks John Hunter. After knowing your dad through the many stories and antidotes you’ve shared over the years, I’m sure he was a great father and role model for you. My prayers are with you and your family, especially your mother.
Many blessings to you all,
Terri Pomeroy
Nov 03, 2019
Thinking of you and your family John and Amy. Prayers for you, your Mother and extended family.
Steve Hunter
Nov 01, 2019
Although in the recent years of Grampa's dementia (where he really felt a lot of anxiety when people tried to have an in-depth conversation with him), he really did enjoy being around family.
He had an energy to him and ambition for everyday life. He always liked to keep busy. Until recent years, every morning he would walk on his treadmill. He wore them out, replacing them a few times through the years I remember him.
Grampa was the definition of a Craftsman.
He loved working in his Shop in the back of his garage. He built so many things, mainly out of wood in there.
He even installed an electric winch in the ceiling of his garage, to lift his riding mower up to work underneath it.
He bui 3 or 4 mini-barns in his backyard throughout the last few decades. His Passion for life and building things was relentless.
Even when the doctor told him not to mow his lawn a couple of years ago, he did it anyway in sections. He insisted on living as independently as he always did. He never wanted to quit doing things. He never gave up on the things he loved.
He was a WWII Vet, having been awarded a Purple Heart from his service at a young age. He had more than his share of uphill battles, but came out of all of them a winner. He wouldn't settle for less.
In recent years, his heart condition and dementia slowed him down. But it never stopped him.
I only hope to be as strong and physically capable as he was when I am 94. On paper, he had a good run. But in life, he had one hell of a run.
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Sandy and John Weichert
Nov 01, 2019
JR spoke of his dad often. Although we shared only a few family gatherings with the whole group, we feel like we knew JR’s father well because JR spoke admiringly about him so often.
Jane Weichert
Nov 01, 2019
Gracious Lavender Basket was purchased for the family of Richard "Dick" John Hunter by Jane Weichert.  Send flowers