There Was No One To Serve As Pallbearers To This Veteran.
Thomas Edward Hunter, a World War II Veteran, who served our great nation at D-Day, passed away at the age of 93 on September 12, 2017. His only survivors were nieces and a nephews.
With no one to serve as pallbearers six young men from the Tiger Football Team at Winnfield Sr. High School graciously volunteered to serve as pallbearers.
These are FIRST CLASS young men and are to be highly commended for serving in this capacity. (Justin Lawson, Brett Jurek, Matthew Harrell, Lee Estay, T. J. Homan, and Christian Evans.) Thank you to the School Administration as well as the Football Coaching Staff for making this possible as well as to the parents of these young men for instilling them with such good values.
There were also members of the Patriot Guard present to escort Mr. Hunter to his place of disposition. Military Honors were conducted at the Cemetery by U.S. Army.