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Allen Thaw Hunter, age 83 of Destin, Florida, formerly of the Brooklyn Community.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 8, 2023 at Brooklyn Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the services. Rev. Jack Williamson will officiate. Interment will follow in the Brooklyn Baptist Church cemetery. Cope-Keahey Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
Left to cherish his memory, son, Allen Thaw Hunter, Jr., of Destin, Florida; daughters, Mary Leigh Hunter of New York; Frances Rae Hunter of Auburn, Alabama; sister, Sharon Harper of Andalusia, Alabama; grandchildren, Allen Thaw Hunter III (Emily); Zachary Tucker Hunter.
Allen was the son of the late Gid Frierson Hunter and Lillie Belle Johns Hunter; he was a graduate of Auburn University and retired from Destin Luxury Real Estate Company.
He was the president of the Alabama 4-H club 1956-1957, he was a graduate of the Evergreen High School class of 1957. Mr. Hunter earned a 4-H scholarship to Auburn University where he graduated in 1961 with a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture. Mr. Hunter owned Hunter's Texaco in Auburn for 25 years, he was very engaged in the Auburn community where he coached little league baseball and football and presided over the Planning Commission - Auburn Chamber of Commerce in the late 1970's. He moved to Florida in the 90's where he obtained his Real Estate license in 1995 and practiced for over 30 years.
He loved his Brooklyn home where he escaped regularly to relax, fish, and enjoy the country of his boyhood. He cared deeply about his community and was always known to help family,neighbors, and friends when they were in need.