On Monday January 9, 2023, Hunter Brown was unexpectedly called home at the young age of 21.
Hunter was born on February 25, 2001 in Jacksonville, FL, where his dad was stationed with the U.S. Navy. Hunter grew up in Lake Charles, LA, was a life-long member of Trinity Baptist Church, and a graduate of Barbe High School where he played football, baseball, and was on the track team. Following graduation, he enrolled in the United States Air Force Academy Prep School. He was then accepted into the United States Air Force Academy where he was a Cadet Third Class in his sophomore year. Hunter was an offensive lineman on the Air Force Falcons Football team. At the academy, he was pursuing a degree in Business Management and earned a minor degree in French. His ultimate goal was to become a pilot for the Air Force. Hunter was an avid sports fan. He loved family, friends, and the Bolt Brotherhood.
Those left to cherish his memory are his parents, Candyce and Dustin Brown; his sister, Presley Brown of Lake Charles; the love of his life, Raegan Cole of Lake Charles; maternal grandparents, Sue Musgrove of Lake Charles and Sylvia McLain (Bryan) of Lafayette; maternal great grandmother, Theresa Musgrove of Moss Bluff; aunts and uncles, Paul Brown (Dena), Kelli David (Brandon), Michael Brown, and Cody Musgrove (Kelsey); and cousins, Lauryn David, Blake David, Erica Brown, Hannah Brown, Benjamin David, Sarah David, Morgan David, and Miller Musgrove.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Tommy and Kaye Brown and maternal grandfather, Wade Musgrove.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, January 20, 2023 at Trinity Baptist Church. Pastor Steve James will officiate. Burial will follow in Consolata Cemetery with full military honors under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home. Visitation will begin on Thursday in the church from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a sharing of reflections to begin at 6:00 PM. Visitation will resume on Friday from 10:00 AM until the start of the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations in Hunter’s memory to the Air Force Academy Foundation, afacademyfoundation.org.
The family also kindly asks that if you have a favorite photo of Hunter to share with them, please bring it to the church and leave it in the box provided.