Jerry Mack Hunter

VAN ALSTYNE — It is with great sadness that the family of Jerry Mack Hunter announces his death after an unexpected heart attack at his home in Van Alstyne on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at the age of 72 years.

Jerry was born on May 29, 1945 in Sherman and died at Wilson N. Jones hospital in Sherman on March 29, 2018.

Jerry will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Cherrie of Van Alstyne, his brother Charles of St. Albans, Vermont, and his children, Beth Litchford of Frisco, Jeri Ann Lyons of Midlothian, and Jerry Mack Hunter, Jr., currently stationed by the USAF in Germany.

Jerry will also be fondly remembered by his grand-children, Haley Lyons, Zach Litchford, Olivia Lyons and Lillian Hunter.

His great grandchildren, Teagan and Liam, will also miss growing up without their great-grandfather.

Jerry is preceded in death by his father, Harry Deen Hunter and his mother, Eva Marie Butler Hunter.

Visitation for the family was scheduled for Monday, April 2, 2018 at Scoggins Funeral Home in Van Alstyne from 6 – 8 p.m.

Funeral services were scheduled for Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Scoggins Funeral Home in Van Alstyne at 2 p.m. with burial to follow in the Van Alstyne Cemetery.

For several years, Jerry operated Hunter’s Piano & Organ store at the Sher-Den Mall. He was later engaged in the home improvement and painting business, working around Van Alstyne, Howe, Anna and Sherman-Denison.

Jerry was always chasing his dream of writing a “hit” country song. Most of us know, he loved writing and singing country songs. He entertained friends and family for many years playing the organ and sharing his love of music. He was also an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time with friends and family on Lake Texoma.

Services are under the direction of Scoggins Funeral Home & Crematory, 637 W Van Alstyne Parkway, Van Alstyne, Texas. 903-482-5225.

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