George Jackson Hunter was born November 27, 1928, to Bishop Walter D. Hunter Sr. and Edith B. Pendelton.
George, known as Jackie by the family, grew up on Hunter Hill in Covington, VA, to a large family of six brothers and four sisters.
George joined the Navy after graduation from high school in 1946.
He served on USS Hermitage, USS General W.A. Mann, USS General J.C. Breckinridge. While serving, George became a lightweight boxer and an excellent chef. He loved to cook for his shipmates. He earned the nickname of Turk.
George worked at United Airlines in the baggage claim department as a Skycap for many years. He met many people all over the world.
He married his first wife Francesca M. Wagner, to that union was born Georgette B. Hunter and Steven Hunter. He became a Merchant Marine and soon after married Alice M. Hunter to that union Walter Hunter III, Robin M. Hunter and Trina D. Hunter were born. George moved to Seattle and later united with Bonita J. Finister with her daughter Tracy Cooper they became a family. His last marriage was to Marie Magee and to that union were sons George, Jason, Derrick, and Bruce.
George joined and became a member of Miracle Temple Church under the direction of pastor Henry Jenkins. George enjoyed planting beautiful flowers around the church and teaching Bible School. He later joined Greater Glory Ministries under the direction of Supt. Sam L Townsend, Sr.
George stopped working at the airport because he wanted to pursue his career in cooking. George attended Seattle Central Community College where he studied Culinary Arts and earned his Associate Degree, something he wanted all his life. George worked for many restaurants: The Benson Hotel in Portland, OR, The Washington Plaza Hotel Downtown Seattle, King County Catholic Community Service of Randolph Carter center/CCS - where he nourished the community with food. George catered numerous parties, birthdays, weddings
and prepared dinners at several churches. George also worked part-time for King County Metro Transit for 20-25 years as an Operator.
George was preceded in death by his mother, Edith B. Hunter; His father Walter I. Hunter Sr; his daughters Trina D. Hunter and Gloria J. Jeter; son Steven J. Hunter Sr.; grandson Thermon Lee. Mikes Jr.; sister, Christine Doris Morgan, Betty Sue Wade, brother Walter I. Hunter Jr, Charles Harold Hunter Dr., Moses Hunter, Joan Hunter, and Warren Hunter.
He leaves to cherish his memories: His sisters: Rosemary, and Phebe; brother: Bernard; His children; Georgette B. Hunter, Walter I Hunter III, Robin M. Hunter, Tracy Cooper, Anita Elliott McKinney, Dennis Elliott, Anthony Elliott, Cynthia Elliott, Doug Christie, 16 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews cousins, extended family, and friends.
Memorial service will be September 11, 2021, at 11 AM at Greater Glory Ministries, 6419 M.L.King Way S., Seattle, WA 98118 Pastor Henry Jenkins.
Burial will be September 13, 2021, at 10:00 AM at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th St., Kent, WA 98042 Pastor Sam L. Townsend.
The Hunter family would like to express their deepest appreciation for your support during this celebration experience your prayers, telephone calls, cards, flowers, and words of comfort helped us in making it through these challenging days. We would like to give a special thank you to Wesley Help Home Care, Trauma team at Harborview Hospital. Special mention to Cinde Wilson.