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Orren "Frank" Hunter, Sr.

Obituary for Orren "Frank" Hunter, Sr.

August 15, 1934 - June 10, 2019
Seneca, South Carolina | Age 84


On the evening of June 10, 2019, Orren Franklin Hunter, Sr. of Seneca, South Carolina passed away at the age of 84 after a few weeks of declining health.

Frank was born in Bamberg, South Carolina to Roy and Cora (Wilson) Hunter in 1934.

He was married 65 years to Betty Jean Zorn, and together they raised two children, Orren Franklin (Frankie), Jr. and Roger.

He received his bachelor's degree in Textile Management from Clemson University and a Master's degree from the Institute of Textile Technology in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Frank retired from Clemson University in 2000 as a tenured Associate Professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering for 19 years and was awarded Professor Emeritus status upon his retirement.

Prior to his Professorial position at Clemson University, he worked in the textile industry holding various supervisory and managerial positions within the textile communities in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Arkansas.

Throughout his career within the textile industry and Clemson University, Frank has touched and impacted many lives. He was advisor of the Phi Psi Textile Honors Fraternity at Clemson University where he led and encouraged his students to be the best that they could be in all walks of life. For many years he organized and participated in the annual "Rose Matic Leigh" golf tournament as a fund-raiser for the Phi Psi Fraternity inviting his former students throughout the years to participate and supported. He loved to play golf with his "student" family.

He was an avid die-hard fan of the Clemson Tigers. For his devotion to Clemson University and the impact that he had on so many within the Clemson family, in 2000 his family was honored to have been chosen to dot the i at the opening ceremonies at the Clemson - NC State Textile Bowl football game.

Frank served in the National Guard of South Carolina.

Frank was a member of the Utica Baptist Church in Seneca, South Carolina.

Frank is preceded in death by his father, Roy Hunter, and his mother, Cora Hunter, Siblings: Roy, Jr, Robert Daniel, and Martha.

He is survived by his wife, Betty, and sons, Frankie and Roger; granddaughter, Shawna Hunter; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family will receive visitors from 6-7:30 PM on Thursday June 13, at the Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, 108 Cross Creek Road, Central, South Carolina.

A funeral service and interment will be held at 3:00 PM Friday, June 14 at the Hunter's Chapel Baptist Church, 9375 Hunters Chapel Rd, Bamberg, SC, 29003.

The family will receive friends from 2:00-2:45 PM prior to the service

Flowers are accepted or gifts to a scholarship in memory of Orren Franklin Hunter, Sr., payable to Clemson University Foundation and mail it to P. O. Box 1889, Clemson, SC 29633.

A special thanks from the family to the many family members, friends, doctors and nurses who have and will continue to minister and support the family.

Condolences may be expressed at or in person at Duckett-Robinson Funeral; Home in Central.

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