At the age of 89 Bobbie Hunger died peacefully at home with his wife by his side. He passed away on the Hunger Ranch, his birthplace, in Kimble County.
He was born to Ed Hunger and Trudie Savage Hunger. As a child he attended the Evergreen School until the 5th grade and graduated from Junction High School in 1943.
He was called into service in August of 1943 and chose to serve in the Marine Corps. He served during WWII in the Pacific and participated in action on Saipan, Tinian, Okinawa, and in the occupation of Japan. Reaching the rank of corporal in the 2nd Marine Division, he received both a good conduct medal as well as receiving the Purple Heart for injuries received. He was honorably discharged on January 17, 1946. Upon returning to Junction, he began ranching.
On October 24, 1953 he married wife of 60 years Elizabeth Ross Hunger in Bandera Texas. They had two children Sue Beth and Charles. The family moved to Camp Wood, Texas in 1967. In 1997 Bobbie and Elizabeth moved back to Junction.
With brothers August and Boyce Hunger formed Hunger Brothers Inc. Together they were involved in farming, ranching, and the cedar oil industry.
Bobbie Hunger was preceded in death by parents, Ed and Trudie Hunger brothers, August Hunger and wife Nettie, Boyce Hunger and grandson, Jerome Edward Geller.
He is survived by wife, Elizabeth Hunger daughter, Sue Beth Geller and husband Daryl of Junction son, Charles E. Hunger and wife Tena of Barksdale grandsons, Dwayne Geller and wife Stephanie of Austin, Randall Geller and friend Natasha Lance of Horseshoe Bay, Lee Morgan of Houston, Travis Morgan of Dunlay, and Clint Morgan of San Angelo sistersinlaw, Pat Hunger of Junction, and Charlene Irvin and husband Bryan of Shiner multiple nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Memorial services will be held 10:00 AM, Monday, June 16, 2014 at the Kimble Funeral Home Chapel with Daryl Geller officiating.
Honorary pallbearers will be Milburn Wooldridge, Henry Jennings, Nick Ortino, Gorman Hill, Gene Simmons, Freddie Schoolcraft, Ray Jacoby, Bryan Irving, Bobby Cottle, and Stan Cottle.
In lieu of flowers please give to Kimble County Meals on Wheels or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of the professionals at Kimble Funeral Home. 325 4463076
Kimble Funeral Home Chapel
1010 College Street
Junction, TX 76849
Monday, June 16, 2014
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