November 13, 1921 ~ December 16, 2020
Born in: Spur, Texas
Resided in: Bryan, Texas
Clifford Barney Hunter was received into the loving arms of our Lord at the age of 99 on December 16, 2020 in Bryan, Texas. In his lifetime, Clifford was a farmer, military transport pilot, pharmacist, and Lay Eucharistic Minister. He was active until his death and spent time with family, friends, and parishioners. Clifford was a role model and guiding influence in the lives of all who knew him and his legacy will carry on for decades after his passing.
Clifford was born on a farm in Spur, Texas on November 13, 1921. He graduated from high school in Spur and then moved to College Station to attend Texas A&M University where he earned a degree in agricultural finance. He was a member of the infamous Corp of Cadet Class of 1943, who were graduated one semester early in an accelerated program so that they could be inducted as officers during WWII. Infamous because sadly many of Clifford’s classmates and friends did not return home with him.
After the war, Clifford married his beloved Alice Sue Roman in Lubbock in 1948 and began their family, raising two daughters. He attended UT Austin to obtain a second BS degree, this time majoring in pharmacy. Clifford owned Roman Pharmacy and Roman Prescription Shop in Bryan, TX with his wife Alice Sue from the 1950’s thru the 1980’s. Clifford and Alice Sue were lifelong parishioners at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in downtown Bryan where in his later years he served the church in many capacities.
Clifford was an amiable man, accomplished with an enjoyable sense of humor. He was a friend to all who met him, always kind and compassionate, reserving judgment. Family and friends sought him out for advice and guidance, and he could speak at length on almost any topic. During his lifetime, Clifford was influential in mentoring a niece, nephew, two granddaughters, grand-son-in-law, and a great granddaughter into the honorable pharmacy profession that he proudly served.
Clifford was preceded in death by his parents, William Mason Hunter and Jessie McGinty Hunter, and his wife, Alice Sue who passed in 1998. Living to 99 years old, Clifford outlived his brother and sister, as well as his high school and college classmates.
He is survived by his daughters, Carol Sue (James) Rushing of St. Louis, MO and Evelyn Rae Hunter of Bryan, TX, Granddaughters, Deborah (Thomas) McKean, Janette (Chris) Robison, and Dr. Jennifer E Rushing, of St. Louis, MO, five great grandchildren and a great great grandson who was born shortly before his passing. Clifford also has a large extended family of nieces, nephews and cousins scattered across Texas and the United States that he cared about very much.
The funeral service will be private at St. Andrews Episcopal Church but will be livestreamed on Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church YouTube site at 10am.
To access the direct link, visit https://bit.ly/3eig2AS.
Due to the current health concerns and limited seating, only family and church members will attend the service in person.
A public inurnment will be held at 11:15am at Bryan City Cemetery with no limitation of attendance. In lieu of flowers, a memoriam can be made to Saint Andrews Episcopal Church or the charity of your choice, in remembrance of Clifford’s legacy of serving others in the name of Christ.
Inurnment: January 9, 2021 11:15 am
Bryan City Cemetery
1111 N Texas Ave
Bryan, TX 77803
So sorry to read of your father’s passing today. His life was a life well lived. I will be praying for you and your sister that the Lord will comfort you and give you peace.
I’m so sorry to read of Mr. Hunter passing away. He was a very kind, caring man. My condolences to his family.
Evelyn, Carol and family,
What a blessing Uncle Clifford’s life was to so many. Sara and I have peace that he is where he wants to be. We have so many memories of pleasant times with him. We wish we could be there for the service. We will be attending the live stream. Blessings to all-Bill and Sara