Rev. Dr. Phillip W. Hunter, Sr. age 74 of Paducah died Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis, Illinois. He was born the son of the late Herbert Hunter and the late Hesta Nelson Hunter. He was a pastor that devoted the majority of his adult life to the ministry of Jesus Christ. His ministry pastorates included: Calvary Baptist Church in Crayne, KY, being the founding pastor of Victory Baptist Church in Mayfield, KY, and for 30 years, he pastored the Community Baptist Church in Owensboro, KY. Dr. Hunter received his education from Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO, Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburgh, IN, and Bethany Divinity College and Seminary in Dothan, AL. He was the former Vice President of the Board of Directors of Trinity Theological Seminary. In his retirement, he maintained a radio ministry that featured his preaching on several local radio stations. He was a member of Southland Baptist Temple in Paducah. He was a veteran of the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict.
Funeral services will be 12:00 p.m. Saturday, August 7, 2021 at Southland Baptist Temple with Pastor Jimmy Franks officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Lawn Park Cemetery in Paducah. Visitation will be Saturday, August 7, 2021 at Southland Baptist Temple from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral hour. Keeling & Goodman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife: Donna Hodges Hunter of Paducah; his sons: Phillip Hunter, Jr. of Owensboro, Jason Hunter (Rachel) of Evansville, IN, and Justin Hunter (Michelle) of Owensboro; his daughter: Jackie Easler of Owensboro; his grandchildren: Brittany Hunter, Caitlin Hunter, Lucas Easler, Lacey Hunter, Noah Hunter, Ciara Hunter, Jacob Hunter, Savannah Easler, and Caleb Hunter; and his six great grandchildren: MJ, Connor, Cameryn, Lennon, Nelson, and Lon.