Rollin Hunter- Football 1969-70
Rollin Jerrell Hunter, 73, fell asleep in the Lord on Tuesday, October 11, 2022. He was born in Marysville, California on March 31, 1949, to Lula Mae and Bennie Hunter.
Rollin grew up in Brownwood, TX and graduated from Brownwood High School in 1967. Rollin went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Baylor University in 1971, while playing college football as one of the first black recipients of a full-ride scholarship. Rollin was later inducted into the Gordon Wood Hall of Champions in 2005, in recognition for his outstanding successes in football and in his professional career.
Rollin worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, which then became AT&T, for 33 years and retired in 2004 as an Executive Director of Human Resources. He then spent the next decade contracting for AT&T as a Senior Instructor of Leadership Development.
In 2016, Rollin joined CCLD Technologies. Although overqualified for the position, he joined as a warehouse manager assistant. Rollin would say it was a means to stay busy, but he mostly wanted to work with some of his best friends. As the program grew, he became a project quality operations manager.
Rollin enjoyed watching all sports, especially college and professional football. Rollin’s favorite pastime most definitely was spending time with family and friends, especially his five grandchildren.
Rollin was preceded in death by his parents Bennie L. Hunter Jr. and Lula Mae Blake, and his brothers Russell D. Hunter, Jimmy Hunter and Ray C. Smith. He is survived by his beloved wife Janet Hunter whom he met in 1992; siblings Randall E. Smith, Regina L. Smith (Bobby Rose) and Raenell D. Murphy (Kevin); children Ryan D. Hunter (Elicia), Jessica L. Stewart (Joseph), Jon E. Hunter and Emily Krill (Michael); and grandchildren Ean, Rylee, Ryen, Reagan & Daniel.
A celebration of Rollin’s Life is planned on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at 36 Oaks Retreat located at 5272 Interstate 10, Alleyton, TX 78935, starting at 11 am.
We extend our deepest condolences to the families, friends and teammates of the letterwinners we have recently lost. “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”
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