Hubert Walter Darter, son of the late Homer Walter and Edna Augusta Jackson Darter, was born on December 12, 1938. He went home to be with the Lord on September 1, 2019, at the age of 80.
Hubert was raised in the Pea Ridge community just outside of Cabool, Missouri. He attended Cabool Schools and graduated with the class of 1956.
He was united in marriage to Myrna Faye Todd on March 3, 1957 and soon thereafter began his 23-year career in the U.S. Navy. Hubert, along with his wife and their three children, Tod Anthony, Myrna Sue and Walter Leo, faithfully served our country in various duty stations throughout the world. At the end of his Naval career Hubert had attained the rank of E-9 Master Chief.
Upon retirement in 1979, Hubert and his family returned home to Cabool. The following year, he surrendered to God’s calling on his life and went on to lead the congregations of Clear Springs, Mt. Pisgah, Faith and Hope, and Ellis Prairie churches. In addition Hubert established a very successful over-the-road trucking company. As God blessed Hubert’s business, he was able to bless his family and friends.
Some of Hubert’s greatest joys were singing with the Countrymen Quartet, time outdoors and, most of all, spending time with his family. Throughout his life he sought to extend a helping hand to anyone in need.
Hubert was preceded in death by his bride, Myrna Faye; his parents, Homer and Edna Darter; brothers, Harold Darter, George Darter, and Jerry Darter; and grandson Dusty Joe Strong.
He is survived by his two sons, Tod Darter and wife Kathy, and Walter Darter and wife Jodi; one daughter, Myrna Sue McClellan and husband Bruce; one brother, John Darter; three sisters, Shirley (Darter) Abrahamson, Dorothy (Darter) Gaylor, and Doris Darter; seven grandchildren, Robert Nesbit, Tangela Broos, Sarah Darter, Elizabeth “Libby” Wilson, Katrina Bay, Emily Darter and Heather Vaughn; and 11 great-grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Services were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at the funeral chapel with Floyd Hutson officiating. Pallbearers were Tod Darter, Walter Darter, Robert Nesbit, Bruce McClellan, Keith Bay and Mark Wilson. Honorary pallbearers were Jake Broos and Michael Vaughn. Interment with full military honors was in Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhomecom.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to Cabool Cemetery.