Hunter Cade Hess

September 22, 2001November 14, 2020
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Hunter Cade Hess, 19, of The Woodlands, passed away November 14, 2020 in Austin, Texas. Hunter was born in The Woodlands on September 22, 2001.

Hunter was a graduate of The Woodlands High School and was currently attending college in Austin where he was pursuing his goals of becoming a commercial development planner.

Hunter lived his life with passion and purpose. His early years were spent on the fields where he loved to play baseball and football. He loved the outdoors and all the adventures that came with it... his fa-vorite being snow skiing. He had mastered the sport and always looked for the most challenging runs straight down the mountain ... Double Black Diamonds and even the forbidden trails marked "Experts Only". Hunter loved scuba diving and would fearlessly swim with a shark, but quickly get scared when he found himself stuck in a cave with a lobster that he was not even allowed to go into ... but Hunter didn't always follow the rules. He celebrated his 18th birthday 10,000 feet in the air where he fell in love with sky diving and immediately added 'buying a plane" to his life goals list. Hunter's favorite thing to do outdoors was hunting with his Dad. He loved to patiently wait for that perfect buck every year, and loved even more when it ended up on his wall.

Hunter grew to become an extremely ambitious young man and was so excited and ready to pursue his dreams ... and his dreams were big. He had a vision board in his room with all his unimaginable goals pasted on it, but to him they weren't. Hunter was ready to conquer the world his way. He worked hard on becoming a better version of himself every day, mentally and physically. He took his health seriously and became the epitome of nutrition and fitness. He woke up before the sun to get in his daily run before his first class because he though that is what a successful person does. Hunter cherished his friends and was loyal to each one. He was confirmed in his faith and had a personal rela-tionship with God. He had already decided that his next tattoo would have beautifully stated : "Be the hero of your own story". Hunter certainly was the hero of his.

Hunter is preceded in death by his sister, Cassidy Jade Hess.

Hunter is survived by his parents, Kimberley and Judson Hess; his sister, Peyton Hess; grandparents, Kenneth and Ibbie Sekula and Rodney and Dianne Hess; aunts and uncles, Kenda and Clifford Igal, Shannan and Darrell Richey; Sabra and Lindy Fullwood and Jay Hess; Cousins Kayla, Ashley, Courtney, Colton, Chelsea, Jayci and Summer.

Hunter’s funeral service will be held at Woodlands United Methodist Church on Friday, November 20, 2020 at 2 p.m.

Flowers are welcomed and appreciated, and for those wishing to make a donation in Hunter’s name, please consider a foundation very close to his heart, Cassidy Joined For Hope, or a charity of your choice.


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Dayna Cox

November 21, 2020

Jud, Kim, and Peyton,

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Hunter. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you strength and comfort as you mourn this incredible loss.

Our deepest condolences,
John, Dayna, Grace and Luke Cox

Theresa Roemer

November 21, 2020

Our hearts are breaking for you at this horrible time. We know the pain all too well as we buried our 19-year-old son. Sending you our thoughts and prayers and trying to help you stay strong.

Paulina Benavides

November 20, 2020

I am so so sorry. I have no words to express my so deeply condolences. I wish and pray to God that you and your family find peace.
May Hunter rest in peace
Send you all my love

Tori Vezza

November 20, 2020

I can not even put into words how sad this is. I am so sorry from the bottom of my heart. Hunter has always been such a light in everyone’s life. We have so many memories together. He has impacted so many people in such a positive way. Hunter has always been one of the most genuine, kind, and motivated individuals I have ever known. He will always have a special place in my heart. I will miss him so much. Rest In Peace Hunter, we love you.

Katie ,Johnny,JC,Jack,Garrett ,Grace Deshotels

November 20, 2020


We are deeply sorry for the loss of your beautiful boy. We will continue praying for you all. Hugs. The Deshotels

Jeremy Brown

November 20, 2020

We have had so many great times with Hunter. Hunter was Austin’s first friend when we moved to Texas and the main reason we decided to buy a home in The Woodlands as Austin refused to be far away from his friend. Hunter simply just made us smile and laugh. He is such an important part of our lives and will be forever close to our hearts. We love each of you very much - Jeremy , Jennifer and Austin

Lisa Anderson

November 19, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with y'all 💝 I just wanted to share with you a funny memory of Hunter. It was my wedding day many years ago and Hunter was still young, around 7, and he participated in the catch the garter from the bride routine. It was summer, it was hot, it was Texas, and the garter belt, I found out as removing, was moderately sweaty! I cringed as I threw it over my shoulder because I didn't know what else to do, and to my surprise, I turned around and Hunter is the one who caught it! I will never forget his face as he held something in his hands, that he just caught, and it was wet! His face was priceless, I felt so bad for him 😌 but Hunter was a great person as I know from babysitting him...he was the sweetest kid and he is till that great kid I saw at the car place selling his hummer two years ago! He was just as kind as he was when I met him. I love y'all and my heart and thoughts ache with you. May peace find y'all quickly..take care. Xoxo

Ken & Rudi Anderson

November 19, 2020

Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family. There are no words to express how much you all are loved.

Rudi & Ken

Wendy Jacobs

November 19, 2020

So very sorry for your loss, sending prayers that GOD wraps his arms around your family and friends today and many days to come.

Jeff Beard

November 18, 2020

Jud and Kim,

Words cannot express the sorrow we feel with the passing of Hunter. Our deepest and most heartfelt prayers are extended to you. May God bless you and grant you strength and peace at this time. Jeff and Lisa.


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