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Dr Ripley Harold Hunter, Sr
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Birth: Jan. 28, 1903
Bullard
Smith County
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 25, 1981
Palestine
Anderson County
Texas, USA

"Smiled"

Harold smiled in Heaven today.
I know he did; for sure.
Although unsure that I believe,
There is no doubt he did.

His Dedham cup sat on the bar,
Dry and cracked, unused.
It once by sink accepted drafts,
Oft sipped and supped it'd be.

Harold, you've had enough, she'd say.
Just another sip of-----coffee(royale),
With splash of urn and clink of flask;
Smack of lips and pleasured sigh.

Sink dipping again we'd smile and say
He's old and past, with pleasures
Few. He's bored, retired, less pride.
And then he died. His time was gone we said.

Take what you want of his, she said,
To remember your father by.
A kind, quiet, distant man, caring but
unable to show, oft gone to see his patients still.

These thoughts to mind returned last night.
Let's have a drink to end the day. My
Jigger damp with whiskey yet, turned up
To drip in Harold's cup.

Was that a sigh, a gustitory grin,
I felt, or sensed, or heard? An
Errie image flashed up on my eye,
A certainty-----I knew he smiled.

-Composed by eldest son,
Dr. Ripley Harold Hunter Jr.

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Ripley Hayes Hunter (1858 - 1918)
  Berenice Jones Hunter (1867 - 1916)
 
 Spouse:
  Frances Walker Laughlin Hunter (1909 - 1995)
 
 Children:
  Thomas Walker Hunter (1934 - 1994)*
  Thomas Walker Hunter (1934 - 1994)*
  Richard Laughlin Hunter (1934 - 2005)*
  James David Hunter (1939 - 1997)*
 
 Siblings:
  Annie May Hunter Kay (1887 - 1963)**
  James Robert Hunter (1889 - 1889)**
  Jessie Minerva Hunter Barclay (1890 - 1950)**
  Rush Quinn Hunter (1897 - 1955)*
  Royal N Hunter (1899 - 1900)*
  Bonnie Bernice Hunter Garrison (1901 - 1997)*
  Ripley Harold Hunter (1903 - 1981)
  Frederic Bernard Hunter (1906 - 1907)*
  infant Hunter (1907 - 1907)*
  Sara Hunter Graham (1909 - 1998)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Larissa Cemetery
Mount Selman
Cherokee County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Thomas Hunter
Record added: Aug 11, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9306015
Dr Ripley Harold Hunter, Sr
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Dr Ripley Harold Hunter, Sr
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Dr Ripley Harold Hunter, Sr
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