MADISON, Ala. – Russell Warren Hunter went peacefully to Heaven from his home in Madison, Ala. on September 10, 2020 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Russell was born to Marjorie Millican (Morgan) and the late Mark Hunter on May 7, 1984 in Denton, Texas.
He was the youngest of three children, and grew up in Gainesville, Texas before later moving to Alabama as a teenager. He fell in love with Alabama, and stayed there for the remainder of his life.
Russell gave his life to Jesus Christ and was baptized at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Gainesville at the age of 7 on May 12, 1991. He was active at Tabernacle Baptist Church throughout his childhood, and enjoyed RA’s and church camp in the summers.
As an adult, Russell prided himself in having read through the Bible in its entirety, at least twice. In Alabama, he attended the Academy for Science and Foreign Language magnet school program, where he studied Russian and excelled in his academics.
Russell began working when he was just 16, and was an accomplished and skilled welder. He enjoyed working with his hands and seeing projects through to the end.
He spent the majority of his life working with his “Dad”, Greg Troglen, in Grant, Ala., building trailers that were sold throughout the country. He was proud of his work and was devoted to his career.
Russell enjoyed college football and was an avid Alabama fan (“Roll Tide!!”). He enjoyed cooking for his family, and you will never find a better piece of fried chicken than his.
Russell stayed up to date on politics, and would engage in never-ending conversations about the deeper “philosophical” meaning of life and the universe. He enjoyed playing chess and took pride in teaching his nephew to play chess with him, although he never “took it easy” on him when they played together.
Left to cherish Russell’s memory are his Mother, Marjorie Millican of Torrington, his “Dad”, Greg Troglen of Grant, Ala., his sister Rebecca Deen (Michael) of Torrington, his brother Daniel Hunter (Brandy), and his brother Scotty Hunter of Rapid City, S.D. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Warren, Madelyn, and Brandon of Torrington, Caleb of Pacific, Wash. and Baylee, Troy, and Taylor of Sanger, Texas, as well as several aunts, uncles, and cousins in Texas.
He is also survived by his three children of Madison, Ala., as well as countless friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Mark Hunter, his maternal grandparents Frank and Peggy Morgan and his paternal grandparents Warren and Betty Hunter.
A Memorial Service will be held in honor of Russell’s life on Oct. 24, at Lifeway Baptist Church in Torrington at 2:00 p.m. Russell was a treasured member of his family. He will be missed deeply, and loved forever. Until we meet again…