Obituaries detail

James Leroy Hunter

November 4, 1921 - May 30, 2021


James Leroy Hunter, age 99, of Overland Park, Kansas passed away May 30th, 2021 at his home.


Graveside services will be held 2:30PM, 15th June, 2021 at Leavenworth National Cemetery, 150 Muncie Rd., Leavenworth, Kansas.


James was born November 4th 1921 in Joplin, Missouri. He was a retired Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy and served in the Pacific Campaign in World War II. Following his career in the Navy, he was a civil servant in the Federal Aviation Administration. He was also a community servant and served as the Chaplain of Veterans of Foreign Wars Shawnee Memorial Post 10552, as an elder at Bethany Lutheran Church and as a volunteer for American Legion fund-raising activities.


He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, John. He is survived by his wife Lena, daughters Lynn and Rhonda, son Gary and son-in laws Don and Ron.


He was a proud grandfather of 17, great grandfather of 22 and great great grandfather of 12


Donations to the Veterans of Foreign Wars can be made in lieu of flowers.

Additional Service:
Graveside Service
Leavenworth National Cemetery
150 Muncie Rd.
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Date of Service:
Jun 15 ,2021
Time of Service:
2:30 pm
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Lueta Langley Jun 04 ,2021

friend ,Indendence ,Missouri

I loved Jim and will miss him so much. He was like family to me and I am so grateful to have been in his life and see him before his passing.

Gary A Pfister Jun 04 ,2021

Grandson ,Lee's Summit ,Missouri

He will be missed by all. Love you Grandpa, Gary and Family.

Kathy and Bob Butler Jun 08 ,2021

Friend ,Olathe ,Kansas

We are so sorry for your loss. He gave an amazing life of service.

Herb & Joyce Keck Jun 12 ,2021

Brother & Sister in-law ,Laurie ,Missouri

A good Christian man will be remembered as a friend to all. He was loved by his family and they all loved him dearly. A true Patriot who served his country with Valor.