Archie L. Hunter, 78, died Oct. 8, 2018, at Sandstone Heights Nursing Home, Little River.

He was born July 31, 1940, at Manila, Ark., the son of John and Clara (Downs) Hunter.

He graduated from Hays High School in 1958.

A longtime resident of Hoisington, he was a seismographic observer or “doodlebugger.” He worked for Seis Tech and Exploration-GeoSearch, retiring in 2002.

He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, and the NRA. An outdoor enthusiast, he loved hunting and fishing and spending his summers at Lake Wilson.

On Jan. 11, 1960, he married Lillian Marie Begler in Ellis. She preceded him in death on Feb. 24, 2010.

Survivors include five children, Wesley Hunter, Salina, Gary Hunter, Hoisington, Curtis Hunter and wife Connie, Hoisington, Lily Fry and husband Chris, Broken Arrow, Okla., and Susan Lang and companion Kevin Hickel, Hoisington; two sisters, Connie Horine, Arkansas City, and Shirley Hunter, Hays; six grandchildren, Jonathan Hunter, Joshua Hunter, Phillip Fry, Seth Hunter, Lydia Fry and Muriel Nicole Pohlman; fstep-grandchildrendren, Blaize, Megan, Kyler, Kale and Collin Schlochtermeier; and three great grandchildren, Cambree, Elaina and Finnley.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and an infant brother, J.W. Hunter.

Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday with family to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be no viewing as cremation has taken place.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m., Saturday at St. John Catholic Church Cemetery, Hoisington.

Memorials may be made to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, PO Box 146, Hoisington, KS 67544.