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“Dear Steve and Dedra our hearts break for you. Please know that we are praying for you. Frank and Gail Tabler ”
1 of 46 | Posted by: Gail - Bentonville, AR - Friend

“Dear Steve and Dedra and family, Our hearts break for you in this tremendous loss. Though we haven't been in contact in a very long time, we share...Read More »
2 of 46 | Posted by: Wilma Bagwell - Bentonville, AR

“Steve, Dedra, Kalyn, and Chase- Our hearts are broken for your family. You raised an amazing young man who loved the Lord, loved his family, loved...Read More »
3 of 46 | Posted by: Larry and Laurie Armstrong - AR

“Prayers for your family as you navigate this unbelievable grief. May God lead you to an eventual peace. ”
4 of 46 | Posted by: Cheryl Wilburn Nelms

“So sorry Steve and Dedra. Such a precious son. Words will never be enough. We've been praying for your family and that will continue. May God...Read More »
5 of 46 | Posted by: Jerry & Donna Johnson - Pea Ridge

“Dedra and Steve, we are so shocked and sorry for your loss and the pain you are experiencing. Please know we love you guys and we have been praying...Read More »
6 of 46 | Posted by: Janell and Ed Cook - Bentonville, AR

“Dedra, I can't find the words. I am so sorry for your loss. I can only pray that you feel the love that is going out to you. I know God will wrap...Read More »
7 of 46 | Posted by: Carol Gaw Laine - Lebanon, TN

“Steve, Dedra, Kalyn, and Chase, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Blake was such a stellar guy. Always had a smile on his face. So genuine,...Read More »
8 of 46 | Posted by: Laynie Williams - Bentonville, AR

“We offer our deepest sympathy and prayers during this difficult time. God's love and grace are always with you, and we are praying that the light of...Read More »
9 of 46 | Posted by: Cindy Call - Cool, CA - Friend

“Steve, Dedra, Kalyn and Chase, There are no words that we can say to take away the pain, but our comfort comes from the Lord. Prayers for you all as...Read More »
10 of 46 | Posted by: Eddie and Susan Garza - AR

“Steve, We are very sorry for your loss and want to send our prayers and condolences to you and your family. ”
11 of 46 | Posted by: Joe Tapia - Rogers, AR

“Thoughts and Prayers ”
12 of 46 | Posted by: Joe and Christy Slocum - AR

“Blake was a regular at our Wednesday night Home Bible Study, taking his place at our dining room table with his Piper/theater/music buddies, where...Read More »
13 of 46 | Posted by: Jay Simpson - Searcy, AR

“You guys are in our prayers! God Bless! The Snow's- Marisa, Jeff, Weston, and Mason ”
14 of 46 | Posted by: Jeff Snow - Bentonville, AR

“Although I have not seen Blake in a few years, he stole my heart at a very young age. His smile and desire to entertain others was always with him....Read More »
15 of 46 | Posted by: Cheryl Wright - rogers, AR

“I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with your family. ”
16 of 46 | Posted by: Katherine Nalepinski Philipp - CO

“Steve, Becky and I have you in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. I never had the opportunity to meet your family, but I know...Read More »
17 of 46 | Posted by: Nathan Voris - Oak Park, IL

“I sit here and cry because words are not enough. I love you all and know from what I have seen that you will hold closely to our Lord Jesus through...Read More »
18 of 46 | Posted by: Dianna Hunter Snyder - TX

“Steve & Dedra We are so saddened by the passing of Blake. Our thoughts and prayers are going out to Blake's entire family and friends. God Bless. ...Read More »
19 of 46 | Posted by: Barry Ellis - Magnolis, TX

“So sorry to hear about the loss of your son. Praying for friends to comfort you, faith to uphold you, and loving memories to heal your heart. God...Read More »
20 of 46 | Posted by: Kate Heying - Elk Mound, WI

“Blake was a talented young man. We loved to watch him perform and bless others with his gifts. Our hearts are broken for your family as you have to...Read More »
21 of 46 | Posted by: Sandy McLarty - Searcy, AR

“Our hearts are breaking for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for family and friends ”
22 of 46 | Posted by: The Keith Family - Gravette, AR

“Our deepest sympathies, and our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
23 of 46 | Posted by: Eric and Teri Exner - Bentonville, AR

“Although I did not personally know Blake my family and I had the privilege to see him perform with the Pipers several times. He had a true gift to...Read More »
24 of 46 | Posted by: Lisa Hughes - GA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sorrowful time. We remember Blake as a young toddler when we all attended Bentonville church...Read More »
25 of 46 | Posted by: Rod and Shawna Whorton - MO

“Steve, Dedra, Kalyn and Chase. We are so heart broken for all of you. Blake was an amazing young man and Inknow he will be so missed. He always had...Read More »
26 of 46 | Posted by: Patty Molitor - Bentonville

“There are mo words to express my sorrow for your loss. My prayer is that God will blanket you with his love. ”
27 of 46 | Posted by: June White - Fayetteville, AR

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our hearts are breaking for all of you. I have fond memories of Blake being such a sweet friend to Heather...Read More »
28 of 46 | Posted by: Hardison Family - Bentonville

“Hunter family: No words can express the sorrow and loss you must be experiencing. We will continue to pray that your faith will give you solace. ...Read More »
29 of 46 | Posted by: Kim Brunner - Rogers, AR

“We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you. ”
30 of 46 | Posted by: John, Rickie, Mason, Weston and Miles - AR

“Dear Joy, George , Shirley, Ralph and families, We are thinking of all of you during this time of deepest sorrow. Our words of condolences are...Read More »
31 of 46 | Posted by: Rosann and Herman Alexander - TX

“Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. May you feel God's loving arms carrying you through these difficult days and may the Lord grant you comfort...Read More »
32 of 46 | Posted by: Janice Stoudemire - Lexington, SC

“My heart hurts for the Hunter family. I pray for peace and strength during this time and please know that you have many people who are sending you...Read More »
33 of 46 | Posted by: Kim Exner-Charles - Bentonville, AR

“Blake was one of the kindest and most genuine people I have ever met. Right when I moved to Bentonville, he was one of the people who made me feel...Read More »
34 of 46 | Posted by: Meghan Foreman - Chicago, IL

“Our deepest condolences to the Hunter Family. We will keep you in our prayers. Love, The Saenger Families Leo, Christian, Chuck, and Chris ”
35 of 46 | Posted by: Chris Saenger - New York, NY

“Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with the Hunter family. Our daughter Haley holds many memories of her friendship with Blake. He will be...Read More »
36 of 46 | Posted by: Paul and Jana Maturi - Dallas, TX

“We met Blake when he was in BHS Chamber Choir. Having him as a friend is something I know Lauren will always cherish. He was a bright light that will...Read More »
37 of 46 | Posted by: Janie and Rodger Dickinson - AR

“Blake you were a special friend to our daughter and journeyed through life and made special memories. Our lives will be more rich because of you! ”
38 of 46 | Posted by: Ken and Wendy Lawson - Spring, TX

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Hunter family and all Blake's family and friends. Our hearts are broken for each of you and we are...Read More »
39 of 46 | Posted by: Jeanne and Bob Boehmler - AR

“My heart goes out to you all. My memories of Blake go from that sweet little kindergarten face to the young man performing with the Pied Pipers on...Read More »
40 of 46 | Posted by: Lisa St. John - Bentonville, AR

“Blake was the sweetest most caring young man I have ever met and I was lucky enough to call him a friend. I met Blake through choir and theatre back...Read More »
41 of 46 | Posted by: Zessna Garcia Rios - Fayetteville, AR

“I only knew Blake for a few years. I met him through my daughter at Harding University. I first saw him as he performed in the Pipers group. He...Read More »
42 of 46 | Posted by: Phillip Wisely - Ofallon, IL

“Prayers, hugs and heartfelt condolences. There are no words. ”
43 of 46 | Posted by: Gene Ann Mason - Owasso, OK

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We love you and will be praying constantly for your family. ”
44 of 46 | Posted by: The Colbert's - AR

“Our hearts ache for you. We will continue to pray for God to comfort you. ”
45 of 46 | Posted by: The Bachmayer Family

“Blake was full of energy and was spunky ... I remember the soccer days when Alex and Brett played with you. You are gone too soon. Our prayers for...Read More »
46 of 46 | Posted by: Kevin and Jane Cornell - AR


Blake Hunter, 25, died on January 23, 2016 in Searcy Arkansas. He was born in Charlotte NC to his parents Dedra and Steve Hunter of Bentonville Arkansas. He has a sister Kalyn Hunter and a brother Chase Hunter both of Bentonville. Grandparents are Ralph and Shirley Hunter of Owasso Oklahoma, and George and Joy Oliver of Searcy Arkansas.
Blake loved family, travel, being on the stage and children. He had found ways to bring many of those together by teaching others whether it be in the classroom, traveling performance groups or with various stage productions.
Most recently he was a teacher at Cross Pointe Academy in Searcy Arkansas, where he taught theatre and he had just been offered a future role teaching and training young performers for Broadway shows in New York.
While a student at Harding University he was actively involved in many of the music and theatre programs as a participant and most recently as a staff choreographer for the annual Spring Sing extravaganza and Homecoming productions. He was a member of TNT men's club, Zeta Rho Beau and the Pied Pipers, a traveling children's performing group. Blake participated in Spring Sing each year and was honored to be chosen as Spring Sing Host in 2014.
Blake graduated from Bentonville, Arkansas High School where he was a National Honor Student, a 4 year varsity letterman on the soccer team as well as a member of Chamber and Acapella Choirs. In addition he was involved in numerous theatre productions throughout High School. He was a member of the Church of Christ and active in his church and youth group.
Blake traveled on several missionary trips to places like Chile, Mexico, Scotland and loved to impact the lives of those he touched.
A celebration of life will be at 1:30 on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at the College Church of Christ. The family will receive guests after the service. Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home of Searcy. www.powellfuneralhome.net
Memorials may be made to Harding University Theatre Department, HU Box 12238, Searcy, Arkansas 72149



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