Bruce E. Hunter, Sr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Bruce E. Hunter, Sr.

March 21, 1948 - August 30, 2023

Bruce E. Hunter, Sr., age 75, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, August 30, 2023.

Born in Wilmington, DE on March 21, 1948, he was a son of the late John A. and Dorothy (Haymen) Hunter. Bruce proudly served two tours in Vietnam with the United States Army from 1967 – 1969. After growing up in Collins Park, Bruce settled down in Holloway Terrace after returning home from war. He was a dedicated truck driver, hauling materials for several industries throughout his career.

Bruce was an avid car enthusiast; he found joy in attending many local car shows. He shared his passion of cars with his brother, nephew, and great-nephew, often visiting Milford to talk cars and check out all of the projects they were working on at the time. Most importantly, Bruce cherished time spent making memories with his family.

In addition to his parents, Bruce was preceded in death by sister, Dorothy (Cissy) Romano. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Joy; siblings, John Hunter (Sharon) and Jeanette Sowers (Fred); brother-in-law, Wayne Romano; children, Bruce E. Hunter, Jr. (Kerri), Carmen Hunter (Sharon) and Casey Hunter (Olya); grandchildren, Zachary (Kelci), Nikolas, Jeremiah, Amberlee, Nathaniel, Makenzie, VeraMay, and Ares; great grandchildren, Landon and Avery; and many nieces and nephews whom he loved and adored.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm on Friday, September 8, 2023, at First Baptist Church of Delaware, 901 East Basin Road, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 12:00 pm. Immediately following the memorial service, a celebration of life will be held at the Police & Fire Rod & Gun Club Inc, 100 Linstone Avenue, New Castle, DE.

The family extends its sincerest appreciation to all of the Compassionate Care Hospice nurses, especially Jessica Snyder and Jennifer West, for the exceptional care that they provided to Bruce.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bruce’s memory to First Baptist Church of Delaware, 901 East Basin Road, New Castle, DE, or online by clicking here.


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17 Condolences for Bruce E. Hunter, Sr.

  • Bruce, you were more than a brother-in-law,You were my hero and mentor. You showed me how to take care of cars,you said that taking care of your car showed people that you respect your position.and yourself,l never forgotten everything you taught will always be remembered love you brother 🙏🏼❤️

  • Sorry for the loss of your loved one. Sending hugs and prayers to the family.

  • There are no words to express our deepest condolences to the Hunter family. Please know our hearts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time and pray your fond memories of your husband/dad brings a blessed smile to your hearts very soon . Love and prayers, Bob and Dee Holden

  • Joy, I am so sorry for the lost of Bruce.
    May God be with you and your family .

  • Sorry for your loss 😔 God bless you and your family

  • Joy, I am so sorry for your loss. Bruce will be remembered by so many as the great car enthusiasts that he was. His love of family camping trips. Know I am thinking and praying for you all. Memories are the greatest gift we have. Remember the good times. Bruce is never going to be far. Look into your heart and you will find him. He will always be with you and your family, watching over you all. Sending prayers, love & hugs to you all.
    Terry Shaffer-Gommer


  • Bruce will be missed by all of us, but he is in the hands of the Lord ! It will be hard for you and your family, but just remember, all of the good times and love you all had for each other! Memories! RIP Bruce we all will miss you!

  • You are and will always be my Unckee. I will miss you ai will never forget you and the time you drugged me threw a pile of dog crap just before my date picked me up. It’s funny now but then it wasn’t. Thank you with all my heart for always looking out for me, you and my beautiful aunt Joy you both taught me so much growing up and I will always cherish those memories. You were like a second dad to me. And Thank-you for everything. I can go on and on about him, he was my hero. You and Aunt Joy had a love that I can hope to find someday because the love you both have is rear and only the lucky one’s find it. Rest in peace Unckee, I love you for all the yesterdays,today, and tomorrow’s. We will all be together again someday, until then. Sending all my love and prayers to you Aunt Joy, Bruce, Carmen, and Casey, my little brothers. I love all of you.


  • Joy Jeanette Freddy so sorry to hear of Bruce’s passing thoughts and prayers for you and all of your family. He is in God’s hands now may he R.I.P. 🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • So sad to hear. Condolences

  • R. I. P. My friend, you will be missed by all your family and friends

  • Sorry for your loss R.I.P. Bruce you will be missed by your family and friends prayers for you Joy and the boys.

  • Sorry for your loss and if you need anything please let me know

  • I am so so sorry for your loss. You all are definitely in my prayers.

  • Dear Joy..
    I’m so so so very sorry….I didn’t know….I was in Delaware Hospital having surgery the day he passed….Please forgive me….I loved you both…always will….I just found out now…on De La War Birthday list on March 21st…..I don’t see anyone much….I wish I could have been there for both of you….. 🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️😢😢😢 love always Elaine