George Hunter, 91, McCracken died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017.

He was born Feb. 20, 1926, in Denver to William and Gladys Hunter.

He married Joyce Teter. They were married 64 years. She preceded him in death in 2011. After his service tour, he worked as a boat mechanic and drove a truck delivering soda. He always worked two jobs, whether it be doing yards or working on neighbors cars. He retired from the Long Beach Fire Department at age 50 wanting to get out of the city. They ended up on an 80 acre ranch in Washington State raising Charolais beef cattle until Mount St. Helens erupted. With the cattle getting pneumonia and losing a great deal of money they went on vacation to see family in Kansas. While visiting they sold their Honda Civic and bought a McCracken home. He lived in McCracken from 1981 until his death.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving on the USS Ajax as a mechanic, doing two tours of duty.

Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Mays and ex-husband, David, and Holly Hunter-Schkoda and husband, Keith; three grandchildren, Michele Mays-Gill and husband, Ray, Scott Mays and Stacy Schkoda; and his dog and companion, Rosie.

A visitation for friends and family was held Sept. 24 at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ness City.