Prince was born October 26, 1935 in Hope, Arkansas to Oscar and Pinkie (Brazzil) Hunter. Prince’s early education was at Yeager Elementary in Hope before the family moved to San Diego where he attended Memorial Jr. High and graduated from San Diego High School in 1955. He also attended San Diego City College after graduation. In 1958 he joined the Army and was Honorably Discharged in 1964. Prince was a member of the San Diego VFW and American Legion Post 310 for 38 years. Prince met this beautiful young woman in San Francisco, Gloria Elizabeth Beck, fell in love with her and married her on May 10, 1969 in San Diego. He retired from San Diego Gas & Electric Company after 32 years and 9 months of faithful service. Prince and Gloria moved to Hereford in 1995 from San Diego. He was a member of the Son Rise Baptist Church and truly loved to serve the Lord.
Prince’s favorite times were spent with family and friends, especially the time with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also liked to garden, cook, and watch Western movies. The Denver Broncos was his football team, and he loved Jazz music. His sense of humor was unique. He will be truly missed by his family and the host of many friends.
Prince was preceded in death by his parents and 4 brothers, O. J., Theodis, John and George Hunter.
Those left behind to cherish his memories are his loving wife Gloria of the home; 3 daughters, Jenene Henderson, Jacquelyn McLeod and husband Jerry all of San Diego, CA, Sharon Jacob and husband Berhanu of West Sacramento, CA, 2 brothers, James and Joe Hunter both of San Diego, CA; 1 sister, Barbara Glanton of Chicago, IL; 11 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren; mother-in-law; Bennie Jewell Beck of Hereford; 6 sisters-in-law, Thelma Mercer and husband Robert of Hereford, Bennie Jewell Williams of McGregor, TX, Olivia Bradfield of San Francisco, CA, Dr. Mary E. Beck of Dallas, TX, Velvet Jean Hunter of San Diego, CA, Helene Hunter of Berkeley, CA; 2 brothers-in-law, Rev. Jim Scott, Sr. of Hereford, V. T. Satchell of Waco, TX, 2 adopted by the heart daughters, Carmel Polk of Cedar Hills, TX, Karen Halkovich of Tarzana, CA; and a host of many relatives and friends across the world.
A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for 10:00 am, Tuesday, December 29, 2015 in Hereford Heritage Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, 411 E 6th Street. Rev. Alfred Sanders, Pastor of Son Rise Baptist Church will officiate.
A Celebration of Life Service is scheduled for 11:00 am, Saturday, January 2, 2016, at Bayview Baptist Church, 6134 Benson Avenue, San Diego, California. Rev. William Grubbs, Associate Pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Miramar National Cemetery under the direction of Preferred Cremation & Burial Services in San Diego.