Lt. Col. (Air Force Retired) Robert Edward Hunter of North Little Rock died Thursday, July 4, 2013. He was born in Springfield, Mo. on July 12, 1927.

He was part of the World War II Japanese Occupation Forces while in the Navy. He graduated from the University of Southern California. He was career Air Force with the Strategic Air Command (SAC). He retired from the Air Force in 1972 and made a 2nd career with Allis Chalmers/Siemens in Little Rock. He retired from Allis Chalmer in 1980.

Survivors include his wife of almost 60 years, Dana Hunter; daughters, KathyGorce and husband Bill of Little Rock and Judy Colby and husband Steve of Raleigh, N.C.; grandsons, Hunter Groce and Daniel, Jeff, Seth and Sean Colby.

A private service will be at a later date.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to Lakewood United Methodist Church, 1922 Topf Rd, North Little Rock, AR 72116.

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