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Robert Doyle Hunter

Robert Doyle Hunter, 85, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on September 4th, 2022. Bob was preceded in death by his parents Verda and Jack, his sisters Tommie, Roxie, and Dixie, and his brother Cleo. He is survived by his wife Kathy, daughters Vicki and Beth, son-in-laws Michael and Bryan, and grandchildren Jacob, Megan, Sarah, Elli, Grace, and Bennett.  He was born in Texas and lived in Fenton, MO.  After his time in the Air Force he went on to work for DMAAC.  After retiring from DMAAC, he worked for the Rockwood School District as a substitute teacher for 23 years.

Bob (or Doyle, as some affectionally called him) was a kind, gentle, and wise man who often had “grandad-isms” that he shared with those around him. These words of wisdom were treasured by all who knew him and will carry on well beyond his years here on earth. Bob was often a man of few words, and he had a sense of humor that warmed the hearts of family, friends, and acquaintances. He was humble, loving, selfless, intelligent, and everyone’s biggest supporter. We are all beyond blessed to have so many amazing memories with him, and we will cherish them forever. Heaven has gained a very special angel, and while we will miss him immensely here on earth, we know that he is at peace. Save us all a seat at the Shanghai table. May God continue to bless you and hold you in the palm of his hand. Love you to the moon and back DBGD. (Dad, Bob, Grandad)

At his request, there will be a private family service held at Jefferson Barracks. In lieu of sending flowers, spend some time with your family or on the golf course, two of his favorite places.


  1. Susy althoff on September 8, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    Kathy, please let us know if you need help with anything. We are sending you and your family our sincerest sympathy.
    Susy and Orville

  2. Charlie and Dolores Zikes on September 9, 2022 at 4:31 pm

    Just heard from Linda of Bob’s passing. We send you our sincere condolences and remember all the fun times at Brad and Linda’s Christmas Bunco Parties.
    Charlie and Dolores

  3. Cindy Hunter Hutcheson on September 22, 2022 at 5:30 pm

    Kathy, you are in my heart, especially at this time.
    I love Uncle Doyle dearly and will miss him so.
    May you be blessed with comfort and peace.
    Sending my love to you and your precious family.
    Cindy Hunter Hutcheson

  4. Pat Sanning on September 24, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    So sorry to hear about Bob. He was a kind
    Gentlemen. Glad I got to know you guys. I lost Jim Sept 3. hopefully they are playing golf together r maybe ring toss. My condelances.

    Pat Sanning

  5. Jatavius white the 3rd on October 19, 2022 at 7:58 am

    Smoking 🚬 on that pack yur me

  6. Andrew on October 19, 2022 at 10:27 am

    RIP my fav sub

  7. Laura Moore on October 19, 2022 at 11:01 am

    I worked with Bob for many years at “the map factory” and always enjoyed those opportunities and exchanges. Glad to see his smile once again. I hope you hold it in your hearts for a long time.

  8. Sophie on October 19, 2022 at 11:01 am

    I had Mr. Hunter as a sub numerous times growing up. Though some kids were scared of him, I really liked him. He just didn’t put up with their shenanigans. He was a nice man and a good teacher. I’m glad I got the pleasure of meeting him.

  9. Eden Monrotus on October 19, 2022 at 1:26 pm

    He was a sub for my classes and he was so nice, I send love to the family.

  10. Carol Crawford (Eckhoff) on October 19, 2022 at 2:23 pm

    Kathy I am so sorry for you & your family’s loss of Bob. Not sure if you’ll remember me but we worked together years & years ago. I often thought of you & Bob & wondered how you were both doing. Sounds like you had a beautiful life together. I am so happy that you two found each other & you now have many wonderful memories to carry with you in your heart. His smile is still the same as it was all those years ago.
    Carol Crawford (Eckhoff)

  11. Anna Mars on October 19, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    I loved Mr. Hunter. He was always so so gentle. If you respected him, he respected you. One of the most intelligent people I have ever met, and so truly kind. It was always a good day for me when he walked I’m and said, “I’m Mr. Hunter and I’ll be your sub for today.” I can hear his voice thinking about that. I remember one time we were actually behaving in middle school and he told us stories about the war and I remember being so in awe of him. He was such an incredible man. ❤️

  12. Hiroki Fingerhut on October 20, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    I’ve had many very fun memories of him and I’ll never forget my experiences having him in my classes. Rest in peace to my favorite sub

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