Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

October 11, 2012

Oliver M. Hunter, 87

Greensburg Daily News

Greensburg — Oliver M. Hunter, 87, of Greensburg, passed away Tuesday Oct. 9, 2012 at Decatur County Memorial Hospital.

He was born Oct. 12, 1924 in Greensburg, the son of Herbert Calvin and Florine (Meek) Hunter. He was a 1942 graduate of Greensburg High School, and received a degree from Indiana University, and then received his Pharmacist Degree from Butler University in 1951.

He was a registered pharmacist for more than 40 years and was co-owner of Hunter’s Pharmacy with his brother Bill. He served in the U.S. Navy from June 8, 1943 until Dec. 21, 1945 and received a Purple Heart while serving in the Pacific.

He was a member of the Kiwanis, VFW, American Legion and the First Presbyterian Church of Greensburg were he was a lifelong Elder and former Sunday School Teacher. He married Marian Louise (Luken) Hunter July 17, 1957, and she survives at the home. Oliver enjoyed his travels to Asia and Europe he took in the 1980s.

He is survived by one son, Tim Hunter of Indianapolis, two grandsons, Derek and Tyler Hunter; two granddaughters, Megan and Kristen Hunter; one brother William (Marge) Hunter of Greensburg. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Steven Hunter, in December 1990.

Friends may call at Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12.

Funeral services begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.

Burial will follow in South Park Cemetery with graveside military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Greensburg. Online condolences may be made to the family at