Richard T. Hunter

February 8, 2014

Hunter, Richard Obituary

Richard T. Hunter was one of four children born to the late William and Beatrice Hunter on December 23, 1946.

Richard was born and raised in Washington, D.C. where he attended D.C. Public Schools.  He ultimately graduated from Phelps Vocational School in N.E. Washington, D.C.  It was at Phelps Vocational School that Richard developed his craft as an automotive mechanic.  He was employed at the U.S. Postal Service, Marten's Volvo, and eventually became self-employed.

Richard also dedicated part of his life to the music industry.  He recorded a record with the "Superbs" titled "You Don't Care" and also choreographed for the musical group "Anacostia".  In addition, Richard had a dream of inventing a revolutionary product.  Richard left this earth dedicating his time and efforts to his invention "Ladie Icha".

Those who knew and loved Richard would characterize him as a funny man who was small in stature, yet large in personality.  Richard's undeniable passions were music, cars, fishing, bowling, and his beloved Washington Redskins - win or lose!  He was baptized, raised, and worshipped faithfully at Tenth Street Baptist Church, where he was a member of the men's choir.

Richard's children described their dad as an excellent father and friend who was always supportive.  He was the kind of man who would try his very best to provide for his family and others the best way he knew how, and for that we respect and thank him.

Richard shared himself with others and was blessed with his six children.  Through his union with Hope, he bore three sons, Richard, William, and Ian'Kquryagan Hunter.  Through his union with Marcine he bore a daughter, Y. Dachia (Trevel) Watson and a son, the late Rudolph Hunter.  Through his long time companion, Denise Miller, they bore a son, Thoaron Hunter.

Richard departed this earth way too early, but he leaves a long lineage of fun, laughter and family to carry on and live every day like there's no tomorrow.

The memory of Richard will be cherished by his four siblings: Marlene Patterson, Rudolph Books, Carolyn (Randolph) Horton and Beatrice (Roger) Weeden. Six children: Richard, William and Ian'Kquryagan Hunter, Y. Dachia (Trevel) Watson, Thoaron Hunter and the late Rudolph Hunter.

Three nieces and three nephews: Michael Koleini, Karen & Marchall Brooks, Shawn Beverly, Tyonne Hunter, and the late Tyrone Davis.

Eight grandchildren: Brianna Hunter, Jarnae Hunter, Travon Hunter, William Hunter, Jr., Kierra Gilliam, Dominique Hunter, Armani Hunter, Dareian Hunter, and Reign Hunter; one great grandchild: Zion Colvin; and a host of family, friends and loved ones.




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February 20, 2014
10:00 a.m.

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Tenth Street Baptist Church

1000 R Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
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February 20, 2014
11:00 a.m.

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Tenth Street Baptist Church

1000 R Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
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February 20, 2014

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Cedar Hill Cemetery

4111 Pennsylvania Ave.
Suitland, MD 20746
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