Family will receive friends on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. at White's Funeral and Cremation Services, 867 S. James Road, Columbus, OH 43227. Interment: Glen Rest Memorial Estates. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the James Cancer Center https://www.giveto.osu.edu/makeagift/details/313545
Dr. Julius H. Hunter, Sr. age 94, died November 16, 2022, while hospitalized in the OSU, James Cancer Center in Columbus, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hattie Stinson and Julius H. Hunter, and his ten siblings. He suffered the passing of his son, Gregory G. Hunter and his wife of 54 years, Ether Belle Hunter. He leaves behind three sons, Julius Jr. (Saundra), Jeffrey (Pam), Benjamin Heard (Julie), eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Julius was born October 12, 1928 in Tuskegee Institute Alabama. He attended high school in Opelika, Alabama.
His first love was laboratory medicine. Julius received his undergraduate degree in biological science in 1949 from the Chicago College. He attended professional school at the international Chiropractic College of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio, and subsequently received a Doctorate Degree in 1953 from Central State College of Physiatrist.
Julius interned from 1953 – 1954 at the Polyclinic Hospital of Cleveland, Ohio. He went on to practice Outpatient Hematology with St. Elizabeth Hospital and directed the Lab at Park Hill Medical Center – both of the Harvard Medical Foundation, Boston, Massachusetts – until 1958. Julius finished his residency – on an NIH grant, focusing on Exfoliative Cytology – at The Ohio State University Department of Pathology in 1962. Julius was board certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathology.
Julius joined and served as a Commission Officer in the United States Army and Paramilitary. He retired after 30 years of serving as the Chief of Histocytology for the United States Department of Medicine and Surgery Veterans Administration.
Julius was a member of Alpha Omega Fraternity, a courtesy staff member of Meharry Medical School of Nashville, Tennessee and Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, a member of the United States Department of Medicine and Surgery and an appointed Notary Public by Governor Celest.
Julius lived a full life, enjoying his grandchildren and his friends in The Ohio State and Michigan Football Club. Because of this, Julius has requested that his memorial service be celebratory like each November when he and his friends in the football club got together to watch the rival football game.