May 14, 1954 – July 26, 2018
Leander (Lee, Bubba) Hunter was the third child born to Albert Hunter and Bernice Hunter-Yett on May 14, 1954 in Burnet, Texas. He resided in Marble Falls, Texas and later moved to Austin, Texas. He was preceded in death by both parents, grandmothers: Mattie Morris Shelby and Mattie Bell Gage, one sister Alice Christine Alexander, one brother Albert Hunter Jr., two daughters Teresa Kay Hall, And Alicia Hunter, and one grand child, Natalie Marie Gonzaless.
He was a proud father and grandfather. Leander was blessed to have five children: Teresa Kay Hall, Mattie Morris Hunter, April Shanell Davis, Alicia Michelle Hunter Vega, Kendhal Overton-Hunter.
Leander was a loving, kind and warm hearted person, He never met a stranger. His smile was the first thing you noticed about him. He was encouraging and tried to offer assistance wherever he could. If there was a friend in need, he would help by selling meals and cakes to help raise funds.
Lee attended Marble Falls Independent school district, where he played football and baseball. He also participated in the softball city leagues.
He was a member of St Frederick Baptist church under pastor, Reverend Chester C. Williams while in Marble Falls. After moving to Austin, he joined the Maranatha Fellowship Church under pastor, Reverend Fontenot. Later he became a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church under Reverend Raphael C. Smith and Reverend Richard E,. Carter
Leander was employed with Sams Wholesale for 19 years as a greeter. He was a loyal and devoted employee. He displayed his gracious smile to everyone that he met as they entered and departed the store. He was always taking wonderful and tasty baked good to give his fellow co-workers. They were able to sample his delicious cakes, sweet breads and banana pudding for specials events and just aa a treat for the day.
He was a wonderful baker. His cakes were heavenly. He was always trying new ways to create desserts that would melt in you your mouth. At family gathering, everyone would anticipate his sweet contribution to the meal. How we will miss those peanut butter cakes!
On July 26, 2018, God called from labor to reward. He leaves to continue the precious memories of his life: daughters April Shenell Davis of Austin, Texas, Mattie Morris Hunter of Houston, Texas; son Kendhal Overton-Hunter (Ester) , Austin, Texas; grandsons Justin Hall, Marble Falls, Texas, Aliztar Overton-Hunter, Austin Texas,adopted granddaughter Taliyah Renae Davis, Austin, Texas; sisters Fannie Mae Conley, Killeen, Texas, Mattie Morris Odems (Bill), Austin, Texas and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.
- Funeral Service Saturday, August 4, 2018
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August 1, 2018
I cannot recall coming across Lee on a bad day, he was always smiling - sending love to the family and prayers for peace and strength.
August 1, 2018
I would like to send my deepest condolences to the Hunter family. Lee would always have a smile for you! He always had something nice to say. He showed his love through his delicious food. From cake to jambalaya. He was deeply loved and will be truly missed. He was a blessing in my life as well as many others here at Sam's.
August 1, 2018
I send my deepest condolences to Mr. Lee's family. He was an amazing man who I will miss dearly, from buzzing him in the morning, calling his name across the building to tell him hi, to wishing we were switching spots when I left for the day. He had an infectious smile that could make any bad day better. Everyone will miss his delicious cakes, he always made me feel so special and would make me my own cake for my birthday which always had me drooling. If only I could receive one more text from you would be nice, I love him and will miss him dearly. Love Jenn