Scott Hunter

October 14, 1940 ~ July 27, 2022 (age 81)


Carl "Scott" Hunter 81 of St. Joseph passed away at 1:30 A.M. Wednesday July 27, 2022 at Clark-Lindsey, Urbana.

 Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Monday August 1, 2022 at Freese Funeral Home 302 E. Grand Ave. St. Joseph. Pastor Kathy Murphy will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Mayview. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

 Scott was born October 14, 1940 at Urbana. The son of Carl E. and Edna (Scott) Hunter. He married Darlena Kay Richards on September 23, 1962. She preceded him on July 20, 2010.

 He is survived by his daughters; Linda Christine Farris of Pikeville, TN, Pamela Jill (Todd) Young of Monticello. Three grandchildren Meghan (Thomas) Foust, Devyn (Spring) Morgan and Thomas M. Young. Sisters; Helen Joyce (Jim) Staff of Vandalia, IL and Betty Joan Butkus of Woodstock, IL. Several nieces and nephews.

 He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters Mary Ellen Hunter, Carolyn Sue Pinney, Judy Seaton.

 Scott was a 1958 Graduate of Champaign High School. He started in the newspaper business at a young age delivering papers in Vandalia. He continued that by working in the News- Gazette mailroom in high school. After high school he went to work for the Urbana Courier in the pressroom as a apprentice, moving on to journeyman then night pressroom Forman. When the Courier closed Scott and Darlena started The Leader Newspaper in Ogden printing the first paper on June 14, 1979. Everyone recieved a copy in their coverage area in the mail.

 He retired and sold the paper to care for his wife and spend more time with his family. Scott had a great sense of humor and was just a little stubborn. He liked spending time with his grandchildren,  fishing, enjoying the outdoors, traveling and watching football games and Illini basketball games.

 His hobbies were woodworking and making clocks. He joined the C-U Woodshop in 2010. Scott also liked to talk history and politics.

 Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Funeral Service
August 1, 2022

10:30 AM
Freese Funeral Home
302 E. Grand
St. Joseph, IL 61873

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