Joan D. Hunter

  • Born: May 14, 1931
  • Died: March 9, 2015
  • Location: Port Charlotte, Florida

Roberson Funeral Home and Crematory

2151 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Tel. 941-629-3141

Tribute & Message From The Family

Joan D. Hunter, 83, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away to be with her Heavenly Father Monday, March 09, 2015 at her residence. She was born May 14, 1931 to her parents Hazen and Florence (Force) Frantz in Detroit, Michigan. While living in Detroit she participated in many sports activities and then pursued her nursing degree and received her RN degree from Highland Park Hospital. She then Joined the US Navy Reserve, after her marriage to Richard and four children later, they moved to Port Charlotte in 1978, where she worked as an RN at Fawcett Memorial Hospital and volunteered for Tidewell Hospice and was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Port Charlotte.

Survived by her loving family, husband of 51 years of marriage, Richard J. Hunter; three daughters, Holy (Mike) J. Vida, Florence M. Hunter and Kay L. Hunter; a son, James S. Hunter; a brother, Philip (Judy) Frantz; two grandchildren Elizabeth (Nick) and Amanda (Shawn); great granddaughter, Haiden ; two sister in laws, Dianne (Robert) Frantz and Dianne (James) Frantz; many nieces and nephews and friends at Victory Baptist Church. Proceeded in death by her brothers, James and Robert and sisters, Kay and Vivian.

Visitation will be held 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel. There will be a visitation 10:00 AM Thursday March 12, 2015 with a Celebration of Joan's life at 11:00 AM at Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel. Pastor Charles Dietterich will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: ARC of Charlotte County P.O. Box 495021 Port Charlotte, FL. 33949 or Tidewell Hospice Inc. 5955 Rand Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34238
Friends may visit online at to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Missing you today Mom. I love you so much as you would say I love you more than you will ever know. You taught is about God and about hard work. You taught us well.

Posted by Holly Vida - Port Charlotte, FL - Family   February 26, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know that your mother was a very special lady because she has raised a very special daughter. You are a blessing to everyone that has the opportunity to meet you. You shine bright with love and goodness. I know that your mother is surely with Jesus and that you will see her again one day. Be comforted by the Holy Spirit and may God's love bring you peace during this sad time. I'm sorry that I was out of town last week and could not stop by to give you a big hug but know that I will give you a big hug the next time I see you.
Love, Karla

Posted by Karla Franklin - Punta Gorda, FL - Co-Worker at Pulsafeeder   March 16, 2015

Dear girls, Shawn, Dick, and granddaughters, we are so sad about Joanie. She was a sweet and hard-working woman. Her family was very important to her. I know her parents and siblings and all who passed before her were waiting to guide her as she arrived in Heaven. I hope she's singing to them. Love, Aunt Dianne (Jim) and family.

Posted by Dianne Frantz - Livonia, MI - Joan's sister-in-law   March 12, 2015

I had the pleasure of knowing Mrs. Hunter when I taught Kay and coached Kay in special Olympics. She was a devoted mother and one of Kay's best champions. I am happy that I had the opportunity to know her well.

Posted by Janet Hardy - Port charlotte, FL - Friend   March 12, 2015

Dear Holly Mom is at peace and pain free. But we're still sorry she's gone

Posted by Joann DeQuarto - Port Charlotte, FL - coworker   March 11, 2015


I am so sorry for your loss Kay. Just know that she is with Angels now.

your friend,

Posted by David Vaughan - Punta Gorda, FL - Work with Kay at Pulsafeeder   March 10, 2015

Joan always loved to sing and was in all our Easter and Christmas presentations. She knew all the hymns by heart. In the last weeks that she was able to come to church, I could hear her clear, good voice in singing the hymns. When she and Flo would come to pick up Kay, she and I always blew a kiss to each other. Joan is well known for her love and compassion for people. I can remember when she was working with Hospice and giving her special care to these patients and their families. She used to head up our care group, keeping up with the needs of everyone. What a beautiful lady who will be missed so much. She leaves a wonderful legacy to her family. I know her daughters and son will always carry on her life of service to others. Much love and prayers to the Hunter family.

Posted by Cynthia Logan - Port Charlotte, FL - Friend from church   March 09, 2015